I used to do a lot of woodworking with my grandfather when I was in middle and high school and just bought my first house last year. I specifically sought out something with a very large garage to set-up a car lift and hopefully have enough room to bifurcate into a wood shop. Luckily, I found something with a 40 x 40 two-door, detached garage with a 20 x 40 shop attached to the back of it (perfect for the wood shop).
Now, on to my first set of questions / statements. Right now, I am looking complete only a few small projects around the house. Namely, doing some craftsmen style trim, building out my master closet with custom shelves / cabinets, and some new shaker style doors for the cabinets that are already in my kitchen.
On my immediate list is a jointer, planer, router with table, band saw, and table saw. I have a good budget for all of it, but just question buying a full cabinet saw at this time with the limited needs I will have for it right now. I am contemplating just going with a used contractor saw that has good resale value to get these projects done and then buy a new cabinet saw when I have time for just hobbying around. Thoughts on that logic?
I found a Jet JWTS-10 with attached router table, router and fence for $350, which seems like a good deal...
I did find this locally, but the price seems way off from my quick research. Could anyone tell me what I should offer if I were to step-up to a larger, more long-term saw?