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#1 posted 12-02-2012 06:36 PM

I would return the CMS and get a good TS as others have mentioned. I assume that you will be using S4S lumber unless you are quite proficient with hand planes. In addition to the TS, plan on getting a few extras like a dado head and build an out feed table to support your stock. This is a must have item once you start ripping boards > 4-5’ in length. Since you will be doing cross cuts with the TS you might want to upgrade the miter gauge to something like an Incra/Osbourne/Kreg or plan to make a cross cut sled. You also might decide to upgrade the stock blade to a good combo blade.

Also, please don’t forget about good dust collection for both under and over the TS. The ultimate resource for dust collection is

Good luck with your projects and ask lots of questions, LJs love to offer opinions. :)

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