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#1 posted 08-14-2009 07:26 PM

Everyone has their own method of doing things. Even a cheap TS is capable of crosscuts…you could build a crosscut sled to improve accuracy and safety too….a good TS is important to me, but is something I’d look to replace after getting a few more tools. I rarely use my CMS except for very long pieces of molding, so I’m not seeing that a CMS will add any capability that you don’t already have.

A couple of thoughts:
- A bandsaw or jigsaw will give you the capability to cut curves.
- A router in router table is extremely versatile. (how’s your router bit selection?)
- A workbench or good work surface is a great addition
- A planer would give you some great new capability and a lot more flexibility with what materials you use
- A DP can double as a drum sander
- A basic $20 pocket hole jig will is also a great addition
- Clamps…always a need (the Harbor Freight Pittsburg bar clamps are a super deal on sale)

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