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post #21 of 37 Old 11-30-2013, 05:33 PM
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You can make clamps with a table saw!!!!!!
You can't make a tablesaw with clamps!!!!
Therefore; I declare the tablesaw a winner.
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post #22 of 37 Old 11-30-2013, 05:38 PM
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I tried to saw a clamp once...

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You can make clamps with a table saw!!!!!!
You can't make a tablesaw with clamps!!!!
Therefore; I declare the tablesaw a winner. :-)
I don't allow my clamps near the blade anymore. You can't have too many tablesaws. ....or clamps.

The answer to your question will only be as detailed and specific as the question is detailed and specific. Good questions also include a sketch or a photo that illustrates your issue. (:< D)
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Semi serious though-
For the non tablesaw folk out there, I am truly impressed. Woodworking without a tablesaw is a scary thought to me.
If my wife told me to cut the tags out of my clothes...
Tablesaw is my first choice.
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I don't know if it's the most important, but in my book it's the most dangerous. My vote for most important is the bandsaw.
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Are you kidding? you drink beer in your workshop??....Oh well they say there is one born every minute....have many digits have you got missing ???
I drink beer in my shop all the time. Not when running any machines, but what's wrong with having a cold one while cleaning or doing a glue up? Oh..and I still have all my digits.
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I drink beer in my shop all the time. Not when running any machines, but what's wrong with having a cold one while cleaning or doing a glue up? Oh..and I still have all my digits.
Me too. No power tools while drinking....but glue, clamps and brooms are all ok while drinking.

The tools don't make the craftsman....
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Me too. No power tools while drinking....but glue, clamps and brooms are all ok while drinking.

ANYONE with only half a brain will not drink alcohol,still it just shows the mentality of some people,....When I was factory foreman several years ago i saw a Joiner drinking beer on the sly,I confronted him and warned him.two days later I caught him again and he was looking for another job,...and the idiot had cheek to ask the boss for a reference,...GUESS WHAT???

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ANYONE with only half a brain will not drink alcohol,still it just shows the mentality of some people,....When I was factory foreman several years ago i saw a Joiner drinking beer on the sly,I confronted him and warned him.two days later I caught him again and he was looking for another job,...and the idiot had cheek to ask the boss for a reference,...GUESS WHAT???
Ok. You can come down off the cross now. Nobody said anything about drinking on the job.
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My table saw is in the center of workshop and because of the size of the shop and 2 support columns (can't take them out), the ts had to be strategically placed so I could rip 8ft planks and cross cut 8ft planks. Yes the ts is a very important tool I've used on all my projects...

Clamps are also important and I use them all the time... even on the ts with my hands as clamps for the miter and push sticks as a clamp for rip cuts...

But the one tool I can't do without is my workbench. My workbench has two t-tracks imbedded into its' top so it is a giant, versatile clamp.
It's the table saw for me...That's a fine looking bench there Bernie...Maple?

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Ok. You can come down off the cross now. Nobody said anything about drinking on the job.
I did ! That's why I work for me and not some Nazi with a name tag
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Are you kidding? you drink beer in your workshop??....Oh well they say there is one born every minute....have many digits have you got missing ???
Still gottem all Jehova ! Made it 61 years ! Jealous ? Some people can't drink. My grandpa was one. He'd be idiotic after three beers and fall asleep...... so everyone else had to be that way too !
His abilities at woodwork were a pathetic joke too. Hmmmmmmmmmm ?
Small, easily pickled, gray matter often lacks creativity !
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It's the table saw for me...That's a fine looking bench there Bernie...Maple?
Actually - what you see is bamboo flooring, a fantastic bench covering. My bench is an old door that got beat up so I wanted to make it pretty. Turned out to be a whole new bench that does amazing tricks. Check it out http://www.woodworkingtalk.com/f2/ve...-unique-40361/

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Based on what gets used the most, for me, the table is pretty low on the list. The only thing I ever use my table saw for is ripping. As saws go, the miter saw, the RAS, and the circular saw get used a whole lot more than the TS.

So is the TS the most important tool in MY shop?

No. Not even close. I'm with Bernie ... the most important thing in my shop is the workbench.


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I did ! That's why I work for me and not some Nazi with a name tag
To each his own I guess.
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Like others said, It depends on the type of work you do. It was hands down the TS for me for many years. Now that I have a large bandsaw I go to that more often than not. Far safer for piecing out rough material. If there's one tool I couldn't do without, the jointer and bandsaw probably tie for me. A well stocked shop fridge is also up there But only after the power tools are shut down for the night.
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DUNNO but this sign sort of says it all.
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Well I went for years without a table saw and used my circular saw for everything.

I didn’t have clamps either, but I found so many ways around it like using my barbell weights, ropes with truckers knots and bungee straps.

But even after all that I have to say my table saw is the most important tool in my shop and I would not want to have a shop without one.

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