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richgreer

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#1 posted 07-03-2011 11:28 PM

I am not saying this is the right thing for you to do, but it is something you might want to consider – a plunge saw in lieu of a table saw. I have the Festool TS-55 plunge saw. In retrospect, for my work, I may have never gotten a table saw if I had purchased the plunge saw first.

Virtually everything you can do with a table saw, you can do with a plunge saw with a track. The cut is as clean and precise as any table saw.

It does offer a different way of doing things and it may not be right for everyone. I only suggest that you give this some consideration.

Note that, in addition to Festool, DeWalt and Makita now offer plunge saws and the prices are quite consistent (and much less than a table saw).

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.


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