I'm shopping for my first table saw. Initially I will use the saw for
basic chores - fixing pump house door, making cabinet doors for cottage
kitchen, ripping engineered wood flooring that I'm installing. Also
mitering picture frames (both wood and metal). I'll probably start
learning how to make furniture items and boxes.
I may eventually want to make finer furniture and inlaid jewelry boxes,
but that might not be for a couple years.
My thinking is that, for now, I'd like a good quality saw to do my
basic chores and picture frames. As I grow into making more precise
items I'd like a machine that can grow with my needs to a certain point
(a machine that I can add parts/functions to such as dado and router
capability). Eventually I figure I'd buy a really nice table saw in
the event that I want to expand into finer furniture.
I've heard good things about the Delta 36-680 as a good table saw to
begin with. What is your opinion?
Also, does it make sense to initially buy a less expensive but quality
saw that can grow with my interests for a while, then buy a really good
machine later on?
If so, what would you suggest for my first machine?
Thanks in advance,