|Forum topic by Jim Burke||posted 09-09-2011 09:21 PM||2317 views||0 times favorited||3 replies|
09-09-2011 09:21 PM
I have a small shop, it’s an over-sized one car garage (it’s about 12 feet wide) and I’m looking at buying some essential wood working equipment. The heart of every woodworking shop is a nice table saw. I also think I need a jointer, a planer, a band saw, and a drill press. When I started looking around I had myself convinced I was going to buy a new Uni-saw ( it looks like an incredible piece of machinery). Then I looked at a SawStop, and was convinced I needed the safety of that unit. When I looked at either saw, with an attached side table, it was really looking like it would take a ton of space. Then if a bought a separate jointer, and planer it seems like I might not have enough room in my little shop. So, now I started looking that the entry level 5 function combination machines from Hammer, Mini-Max, and Laguna. These machines seem to pack lot of equipment in a small footprint. They also pack alot of costs in a small footprint as well. My question, is there anyone out there that has gone though this decision making process and if so, what did you decide? If you bought a combination machine, which machine did you buy? Are you happy with your purchase? would you do anything differently?
I would really appreciate any help you can give me.
-- Jim, Arvada Colorado