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Another beginner!

Hi everyone!

I am a very new woodworker with a garage shop.

My wife has turned over the entire garage to me and I am starting to get more tools.

I currently have a router, compound sliding miter saw, jig saw, bench top drill press, band saw and the standard assortment of homeowner tools.

I have a very basic table saw (Skil 3310) and faced with a question.

My wife will let me get one 'big' tool for Christmas.

Would you all suggest a Planer (I am looking at a Dewalt DW734) or a better Table Saw? I have a line on a nice Granite-Top Rigid table saw.

Any help will be appreciated!
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post #2 of 12 Old 11-14-2010, 10:05 PM
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Welcome ... I'm new here too!!

Good Luck with your decision ... personally I would opt for the table saw!

Don't mind me --- I'm just a Noob!!
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Personnally I would get her to set an amount for the one biggy and then I would go to craigs list and get 2 for 1. Shoot high.
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Personnally I would get her to set an amount for the one biggy and then I would go to craigs list and get 2 for 1. Shoot high.
High would be around $400, which is where I am. Most of my Christmas $$ goes to the kiddos.
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It's sad but amazing what kind of deals you can get because of the bad economy. A lot of cabinet and millwork shop out of business.
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Most of my big tools I have bought used or reconditioned.
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It's sad but amazing what kind of deals you can get because of the bad economy. A lot of cabinet and millwork shop out of business.
Yea I had a friend mention that to me today ... I believe I might check it out too! Especially just starting out, new or used won't matter here too much!!

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If it's a good tool it does'nt matter if it's used as long as it's still usable.
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For me the table saw, miter saw and planer would be my first choices. I don't know much about the granite top but I do know granite will break, I personally would stay away from the granite top table saw. JMHO

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Welcome from Missouri!

Welcome Moose!

I also would ask for cash and then see if I could find a used table saw (at least contractor style) and planer for the money you will have to spend. Truth be told, I spent less than that on my whole shop!

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Thanks for all the replies!

Looks like the granite top saw has fallen through, so I will continue my search!
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go the table saw i recon, so versitile. if your a new wood worker get some hand planes sharpened up and learn some skills.

enjoy, watch your fingers and USE a push stick. i recently bought the dewalt, very happy with it

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