So, I’ve just started woodwoorking. It’s always fascinated me. When I say “just started”, I mean that. I bough a table saw before I ever used one. Never once, not even in a high school shop class. I find it frustrating that when I ask some internet sources about what saw to buy, they couldn’t point me to anything under $1,000. Seriously? I told them ”$500 hard limit”, and the response was, “well, if you just bump it up a little, to $900 you can get something that barley passable as usable.” That’s crazy to me. Yes, I understand that quality tools cost more. Yes, I understand I end up paying more when I have to buy a tool twice. But I’m 30, and I hopefully have 30 years of woodworking ahead of me. I don’t need to spend $5000 on a single tool now when I don’t even have some of the basic tools yet!
Ok, somehow I got off on a tangent. Either way, I hope people here try to understand their audience before answering questions. It will make everyone happier in the end.