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#1 posted 01-05-2017 08:03 PM

I’m a college student who lives at home and does woodworking in the garage. I too got a limited space and have gone through a lot of tools to find what works. I’ve tried Ryobi, Dewalt, and Bosch jobsite saws. I’ve been doing great with a Bosch GTS1031. Fits a 1/2 inch dado stack, with some fine tune up the fence is great, made a tight-fitting miter gauge, and is easy to pickup and go or move around. You can find plans for a jointer sled to use on the table saw as well. I use the Dewalt DW734 planer. Search around a bit and you can find a good deal for a new one (or stack up some Amazon $$ to use towards it). Works great and still keeps low profile in your shop. I was debating hard between a planer and a jointer but found I could get more use out of the planer.

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