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replacing tools

I lost all of my tool in hurricane Katrina, I am starting to replace them. I had a table saw before and my father in law had a radial arm saw. I just figured I could do more with it. however I am open to all suggestions.
 

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I think you will find about a 99.9% vote for the table saw for general woodworking duties when compared to the radial arm. I am not knocking radials, they have their place and can perform some specialized duties better than a TS, but they are few, and those are usually in repetitive cut-off type production uses as I stated.
 

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It's too bad the newer ones are no good. I am not suprised though. I am sure they're made by whatever ROC exporter was the lowest bidder.

Talk to owners of the older saws though and you will get a different song and dance. Those older saws were nice saws for the money when dialed in.

Let us know what TS you get, and give it a review in the Tool Review section after you have used it enough.
 
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