hey, it's usenet. off topic, flames and trolls are part of the ticket.
bandsaws are great. tablesaws are great. there is a little overlap of
function, but not much. which you get first will depend on what you're
planning to do.
Me, I got a table saw and a good jigsaw first. Later I got a band saw.
Bandsaws aren't much smaller than table saws. The "saw" part is
pretty small, but if you're trying to make it into a table saw
replacement, you start needing that big table to support the
As a substitute for a table saw, I'd want _at_least_ an 18" bandsaw.
Now plenty of people can afford these, or the space for them, but
they're not a budget item.
oops, I am getting more confuse than I first started. Surely there must be
of advantages and disadvantages among the different saws. Scroll, Jig,
circular, and band
and TABLE (what is this?) If a biginner got to choose, ok, two saws, which
two, and what power
should he aquire? "Buy the best you can afford?"
(I assume all brands are almost made equal if price and power are in the
How is a 9 " circular saw and a 700 watt jig saw (Bosch 1590 ) combination
circular saw to go straight, and the jig to go crooket.
Is my Hitachi 9" circular fitted onto Triton 2000 same as a table saw?
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Why does there have to be? Different saws have different purposes, usually
stated in any tool book or article.
What does that beginner want to do? It makes one helluva lot of difference.
And no, all brands are not almost made equal if price and power are the same.
Carpenter's tools. Good ones, but not true woodworking tools as the only saws
in a shop.
9" circular? Anyway, it's not the same as a table saw unless you like a hard to
adjust, low powered unit. I've got no idea what kind of 9" blades are
available, either, but around here, none, so you'd be SOL there, too.
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