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Old 10-13-2012, 08:21 PM   #16
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Looking at getting some tools to use to learn to make furniture.


the table saw is more versatile, you just cant cross cut long material on it. but it can be used for ripping, and joinery. dadoes. etc.

the mitre saw is for clean mitre cuts. its not really a neccesity for deck building unless your doing it all the time and doing custom decks with alot of angles or composite decking

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Would a table saw really be better for me to get than a miter saw? It seems like it would be the other way around.
I thought the thread was about making furniture. I'd much rather have a table saw but there is no law against having both.
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Old 10-14-2012, 06:38 AM   #18
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I thought the thread was about making furniture. I'd much rather have a table saw but there is no law against having both.
Your right about having both but starting out usually the budget is pretty tight and in my opinion you would get a lot more versatility from a table saw and a really good book on making jigs than you would from a miter saw and of course when you can upgrade and get a good miter saw. Another thing I would upgrade is on the table saw is the miter gauge that comes with the saw and the blade, the ones that come with them are usually not the best or the most accurate.
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Another thing I would upgrade is on the table saw is the miter gauge that comes with the saw and the blade, the ones that come with them are usually not the best or the most accurate.
True enough. Good carbide blades are a must. I use a blade stabalizer as well. Triple grinds make an amazingly clean cross cut and panel saw. Also if I was him I would be looking at the used market, an older but good Delta, Jet, Powermatic or Grizzly would be good. As long as it has a flat surface and blade tilts, goes up and down smoothly and holds true it would be hard to beat for the money.
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For furniture-making, the two most indispensable tools would be a table saw and a router table. This duo can get a woodworker through the vast majority of cuts and joints: the table saw for sizing and basic joints and the router table for shaping and more intricate joints. If you think you would like to work with lots of curves, then consider swapping out the table saw with a band-saw. Those would be the basics. From there, things will evolve based on your interests.
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