Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: St. Petersburg, FL
For cryin' in a bucket! You can get a decent miter saw for a couple of hundred bucks (hell, I used one for years that I bought brand new for $83.) Worked fine.
Table saws are dangerous for this kind of work because of the unsupported long lengths. Don't do it.
And those many, many 1/8 or 1/16 inch recuts are all but impossible to accomplish on a hand miter box. Don't waste the money on a museum piece.
Go out and buy a reasonable miter saw. It's a good tool to have for a variety of reasons.