Well, I do use a couple freebie wedges now that are nothing more than
scrap moulding. They do work fine and the price is right. There is
still some wobble to the machine, though, and it sorta scares me at
times (especially when I am cutting larger pieces). This is because,
one time, I was cutting a bunch of larger pieces and while I was
getting one piece into position, I must have been too rough ad one of
the wedges slipped out and all hell almost broke loose.
Now I know it probably culd have been avoided but the fact of the
matter is that it happened, as accidents do. Ever since then, I have
been unbelievably anal about the saw being as sturdy as it can be. I
check those two wedges about 1,000 times before each cut. It is
starting to annoy me but I can't help it, I sorta like the body parts
the way they are and where they were put!
I am not necessarily looking for the cheapest way out. I guess I am
looking for the best way to make the saw as sturdy as it can be without
going TOO crazy. $30-$40, in my opinion, isn't all that much to pay
for piece of mind.