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Truckin' Bob

05:37AM | 11/25/03
Member Since: 11/24/03
4 lifetime posts
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I own no power saws but as a new homeowner I plan to do a good bit of fixing up around my fixer upper. Everything from fences to crown moulding and all points in between need my attention. I am pretty handy with most projects I've tried in the past and have used a table saw a few times but never a mitre saw. From the outside looking in, it seems the mitre saw gives you more versatility than a table saw but I thought you folks might have have some input.
Thanks, Truckin' Bob

toolcen2

03:15PM | 11/25/03
Member Since: 09/10/03
67 lifetime posts
Good selection and good advise from K2.
Wont express views either way. click on my website www.tool-central.com Delms250 compound 10 in miter or Delts200 . choice $99.99 each. Then you can have a table saw and a compound miter.

Mustang

12:55PM | 11/26/03
Member Since: 01/22/02
101 lifetime posts
Yep, I agree too. Get the mitre saw first. I gutted out a house my mother bought and rebuilt everything inside the house, I used my mitre saw exclusively. If you were asking about outfitting a woodworking shop, then I would say get the table saw first.

Truckin' Bob

09:13PM | 11/28/03
Member Since: 11/24/03
4 lifetime posts
Thanks k2,toolcen2,mustang,

Your time and responses are greatly appreciated and your advise I'll take.
Truckin' Bob

retisin

07:50PM | 12/11/03
Member Since: 05/19/03
457 lifetime posts
Hi trucker:
Say I bought a cheaper line of saws,got a skil-saw table saw for $168.00 with a dust collector,with a 3 hrs motor my father does alot of work and has a $2800.00 table saw their isn't anything he does that I can't either.
His weighs over 400 lbs easily mine is about 80 lbs I rip anyboard he does execpt really thick ones not because his is more powerful just that my blade does not go as high as his.I have ripped cedar half log siding with no problems.Honestly for the price it is great.
I also have a porter cable miter saw great for quick cuts and angles and such lots better than a hand saw or even a powered hand saw.
My table saw is not bulky and have had it for about 8 months and use it for alot of things.Resided my garage,had to rip boards.
I love it because just for ripping I needed lots of 1x4's for installing my ceiling so I just ripped sown some old lumber in back in the junk pile saved loads of money this way.
If all you are using it for is around the house it was a great buy.

hcbph

02:00PM | 12/18/03
Member Since: 09/25/03
47 lifetime posts
I've got a table saw, power miter box along with a Radial Arm Saw, among others. If you can afford a 12" miter box, go for that over a 10". Although pricey, if you can afford a sliding arm miter box, it's a lot more capable than a plain miter box. I had a chance to try one out recently and if I hadn't already had a RAS, I would get that instead of the RAS and miterbox.
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