Why not just get a good, sturdy clamp guide set and circ saw for now? forgo the Table saw, save the $$$, get / make a good sized router table or better yet, a work bench with a built in router table... inlay some t-channel and miter slots and get a really good router, bits and hold down clamps.
Well, if I had any experience with table saws whatsoever so that I could judge whether or not I was doing it right, I might consider this, but I'm focusing on getting a good deal on a used one instead
Also, a good compressor with an assortment of air tools..
Oh yes, that's on my wish list, though I may wait and let my folks get those for me for holiday and birthday gifts. Unless of course I find a Really Good Reason to justify getting them sooner!
and for a shop id recommend NOT going cordless for things like drills and drivers, who needs to waste time, effort and $$$ re charging all sorts of batteries.. lol
Oh you can take my cordless tools away from me when you pry them from my cold dead hands... except I also have corded equivalents for everything that matters: Hammer drill (though I really do need a new one - this one is 30 years old and has a few too many electrical tape patches and makes a few too many weird noises...), circ and jig saws.
Side note, I used to deliver to a place who had a huge work table in the center of the shop and on one end was a saw.. I don't recall if it was just a table saw sticking through or a dropped in Contractors saw or even a circ saw bolted upside down from underneath but I do know that it supported the heck out of full sheets of ply while being cut...lol
My goal is to ultimate rig things up in a way that will allow me to easily use other tables as support for both my table saw and chop saw
Ps... would you be my grandma? Please?
LOL yeah but I'm the Mean Grandma who enforces bed times, good table manners, and eating vegetables, so not sure I'd be most people's first choice for a grandma!