11:57AM | 03/25/03
Member Since: 03/24/03
1 lifetime posts
I would like to buy a table saw to make some furniture. I enjoy making things, but am not very experienced. I need some advice on what kind of table saw is good for making furniture. I am no expert, so I don't need the best, but I don't want to be disappointed later on, when I do get better. Any suggestions would be helpful.


02:33PM | 03/25/03
Member Since: 06/03/01
324 lifetime posts
Look to get a quality saw. A really good quality table saw can make you look like an expert while a cheaper version will never satisfy. Don't waste $$$$ buying an inexpensive table saw.
Here are some reviews on mid-priced table saws:

[This message has been edited by LDoyle (edited March 25, 2003).]


01:05PM | 03/26/03
Member Since: 10/15/02
359 lifetime posts
A table saw is the heart to any work shop. You want to get one that has good quality, a nice *flat* table top, and the motor ratings should never be advertised as peak horsepower, thats a no no. Peak HP means the amount of horsepower being produced at burnup stages. You want a continuos HP rating, meaning if it says 2 HP continuos, your getting 2 horsepower as the saw is cutting, not when it is already lugging down in the cut, by then its too late for HP.
You also want a good fence, the sturdier the better, the wider the better. It needs to have a good clamping system, where when its clamped down you wont be able to budge either end. You also want to make suer its mounting system it secure and that the fence is parallel to the blade and slot, and that the blade is also parallel to the slot.

With that said, if you can afford it, you can get a 5 in 1 tool, a shop smith. They cost about $2600, but worth every penny. you get a table saw, a drill press, a lathe, disk sander, and a horizontal boring machine. There are also planer, jigsaw, and bandsaw attachments for it. It is a very good machine, so if you are looking for something like that and can afford it, buy it, you cant go wrong, they even gaurantee it money back for 30 days, if you dont like it, they will take it back no questions asked.

No I dont sell them, I dont even have one, but sure wish I could afford one.

Click to reply button
Inspiration banner


Post a reply as Anonymous

Photo must be in JPG, GIF or PNG format and less than 5MB.

Reply choose button


Post new button or Login button

To test the boundaries of small-footprint living, interior designer Jessica Helgerson moved her family to a 540-square-foo... Filling an underutilized area beneath the stairs is a smart way to save space. Doing so with a stash of wood, however, is ... The Audubon Society inspired wallpaper in this Adirondack-styled mudroom will get you in the outdoor mood. Grab your coat ... Chalkboard paint opens up endless possibilities for customizing your dresser time and time again. Use chalk to label the c... A fireplace in the bathroom creates the ultimate setting for relaxation. Homeowners often choose electric or gas over wood... This roomy boot tray made from punched metal stands up to all the elements. Station it in your mudroom or at your back doo... There’s nothing like a new set of cabinet hardware to refresh a room. The possibilities are endless: Go modern, rustic, or... FLOR tiles are an affordable way to customize a carpeted floor covering for any space. Make anything from runners to wall-... Chalkboard paint features prominently in this elegant yet unpretentious headboard design. Add a new message daily to reflec... Salvaged boards in varying widths and colors make up the dramatic accent wall in this attic space. The high-gloss white of... The indecisive homeowner need not fret over choosing one (or even two) cabinet colors. The kitchen cabinets in this artist... Incorporate nature into your lighting scheme by securing a dead tree in a concrete mold and draping your pendant lamp from... Simple and striking, a couple of pieces of "lovingly used" furniture creates a special kind of charm. A weathered chair fo... First dress up your metal shelves with a coat of paint in an accent color that complements your kitchen decor. Then arrang... Dark wood shelving and a matching upholstered bench keep this closet sleek and refined. The large window brightens the sub...
Follow banner a
Newsletter icon Flipboard glossy Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss icon