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post #21 of 27 Old 01-11-2007, 09:01 AM
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You're right Jay. We have our opinions. It's just that I hate to see someone come to this forum and ask a simple question, where we have a responsibility to carefully consider our answer, and then see answers which are obviously prejudiced. Both you and Kirk have contractors saws and maybe I ruffled your feather by saying contractor grade saws are not ideal for a woodshop. I didn't mean to slight you Jay. i am trying to keep the focus on the answer to gederco's question. He clearly stated that he has 2K to spend on a saw. If he did not mean that it will change the question when he clarifies.
I am not challenging your knowledge of putting together an ideal woodowrking shop but I can assure you that anyone who has enough experience to make an intelligent choice between a lightweight, underpowered contarctor saw and a big, heavy, powerful cabinet saw is not going to suggest to someone to buy the lesser saw.
It's my belief that both you and Kirk are suggesting to this man to get the lesser saw because you both have one and "it does just fine".
i have owned and operated tables saws from the little 4" that Penn State sells all the up to the 16" 7.5HP saw I now have. I can tell you, there is much more to it than weight, "an extra inch" or anything else.
It is having a tool in his aresenal (gedereco remember) that will never be found wanting.
You guys can scream it from the rroftops but a 2 to 3 HP 10" contractor saw is not, and never will be anythig close the saw gedereco can afford.
I can sleep at night knowing I am not telling the man to buy a donkey when he has told us he can afford an Arabian .
But this is just my opinion of course.
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well thanks for all your views. Its great to see debate is a live and well in the world....

to clear a few things up .like tex i've always thought the heart of a workshop is a good table saw and decided after my third 10" contractors saw enough is enough . So i had a great oppurtunity when i sold my old house i made a lot of money so i told my wife that i was building my dream workshop, well thats not quite true. I asked my wife could i build my workshop at our new house . So i had a budget of 1500 ($2700 approx)for a really good tablesaw. the tablesaw i'm getting is 1200 ($2,000 i think) . so that leaves me with money to get a decent extractor set up . Altogether i've got a budget of 7,000 ($14,000 approx). to set my workshop up . I've already got a bandsaw , 3 routers, a router table, morticer ,nailers , compressor ,radial arm saw , 2 chop saws, biscuit jointer and a load of other hand tools. Anyway about the jointer . i think i'll not get one yet and see how i get on without it .

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Please let us know what you get. I know you won't regret it.
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if you get chance and look at Axminster.co.uk.and look up table saws. its called . JET 250CS SUPER SAW.sorry not sure how to link to web pages.

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I'll take a peek later when I get a chance, just wanted to add you might consider spending that excess $700 I think you are saying you have, on a power feeder. A saw with that much power is more dangerous when ripping smaller stuff believe it or not.
The heavier the board the more energy it will absorb before the saw throws it at you. A power feeder will virtually elimintnate this danger and it it less fatiguing too when cutting big thick hardwood.
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thanks , i'll look into the feeder, i'm going to a woodworking exhibition next week.
thanks for all your help
what a great forum

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I use a jointer frankly...out of habit...lol Thats the way I was taught, and I just always have. I think a router table could replace it as long as you had it set up with anicebig table. I just like my jointer
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