New to this costly hobby, I have not done much so far. I just started to gather some of the tools and equipement needed.
As a beginner, I've alread made my first mistake
: I bought the Dewalt DW745 thinking it will suit my needs but it did not. I returned it since then. The issues the Dewalt had for me: blade height does not lock, the fence felt flimsy and was not straight, setting of the rip lenght was difficult ( the hand wheel was stiff and not smooth), I was also upset not being able to use dado blade but I think I could have deal with that...
Anyway, I'm back to the begining of looking for a good table saw. Since this tool is defined by the use of it; I plan to do some projects from Woodsmith and fine woodworking magazine (I know this is very ambitious): small furniture, kitchen table and chairs, bookshelves, TV stand (not preferred order)
I've been looking around for some time and ... I can't seem to find a saw that is not out of stock
(was considering the rigid T3650 but I can't seem to find it anywhere ...).
My price range is from $500 to $800, contractor type, 120V circuit preferably. So far I found the delta 36-98x serie which I really like but I can't find a store carrying it near by where I live. Open to any suggestions?