I'd appreciate advice on what type of saw I should first buy. At this point all I have is a portable circular saw. My near-term needs include miter cuts for trim (baseboard, crown, window casing, etc.), and both rip and crosscuts for exterior trim. Future planned projects include bookcase construction, a deck, and a wood fence.
From what I can tell, I have 3 basic choices: a miter saw, a table saw, and a radial arm saw. If I can only pick 1, what do you suggest and if I can only pick 2, what do you suggest? I've been thinking I need a table saw and a miter saw, but I've been told that a radial arm saw will perform the cuts of both as well.
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