While not a ww tool, I just bought a Sony DSC-P32 at wally world for ~
200 bucks yesterday.. It isn't the camera I want, the ones I want
start in at about 800 bucks and because of that I haven't bought one
to replace my Cannon F1 (film camera).
If it will do the job within it's limitations and remove a limitation
from what you are trying to do than your little saw will earn it's
The first pic's were of my horizontal band mill :) (ww content)
Some day I will have my dream camera and I will still have a
knockabout camera that I won't cry about if it gets
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About 10 or 20 years ago (I don't know, it's been awhile) I bought a
little Sears benchtop table saw. Not as light as you describe, but
these were still fairly new then. I've been dreaming of replacing
that saw ever since, but I have built bookcases, birdfeeders, fences,
display cases, and last Summer a whole 8' by 19' green house using
that little table saw. The greenhouse project involved cutting dadoes
down the length of lots of 2X4 red cedar. Most pieces needed a dado
on two sides. It took a little longer to do it that if I had a
contractor's saw (or even a real cabinet saw), but I was careful with
the setup and took my time and it got done. I found the blade height
adjustment would slip if I tried to feed stock too fast.
I am now planning to reward myself with a Ryobi BT3100 for Christmas.
Although I sometimes thing a drill press and/or band saw might be
better. My wife seems to like the idea of a drill press for some
unkown reason. She has her own hobbies, and I'm almost afraid to
find out what she is thinking of doing with a drill press . . . ;-)
Anyway, don't talk yourself into hating the little saw. Figure out
how to get the most out of it and you will be much happier. You will
also appreciate your next saw all that much more.
There is a lot of wisdom in picking up that little saw. By getting it now,
and getting some work done on it you may find that it does all that you need
from a saw (at least for now) and lets you move onto something else. On the
other hand, it could prove to be entirely inadequate, but teach you what you
will need to look for on your next one. It's pretty bad when you spend a
ton of money on a tool and find out that you needed a feature that it can't
I would bet that you find that the little saw will pull its own weight even
after you get the good one.
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