|Forum topic by WOODIE1||posted 02-29-2012 05:42 AM||2098 views||0 times favorited||8 replies|
02-29-2012 05:42 AM
Hi guys and gals i guess I am the new guy here. I recently moved and downsized. I lost a full tilt basement shop to now having no space in a 1 car garage with a car.
I need to break down 4×8 sheets and then do face framing, etc. I also need a good dust set up.
I looked at the Festool TS55 $525
MFT/3 $495 with purchase of the above
I have researched versions of the above and I am open to suggestions. I can’t get a TS but will down the road.
I thought of Peachtree guide which is super rigid but what circular saw has a dust port that is a quality saw? Without saw it is the best deal at about $175-$200 not incl saw.
Makita and Dewalt are actually same or more money when you consider the MFT/3 comes with the extra track to cut full 8’ sheets. I would buy them in a heart beat otherwise to save the money. The Makita is cheaper without considering the table. Th Makita with 8’ is approx $525.
So is the a circular saw I can put on the PT set up that would have great dust control and a splinter free cut? They do have a zero clearance adapter.
What other fold up benches are there?? Then add the miter guide?
I always see how expensive Festool is but when I put the numbers to paper I am maybe $100-150 more and for that I get a no playing around take it out of the box and go set up.
Saw with dust collectio, splinter free cuts, cut 8’ straight, foldable movable bench, miters….$1060
How would you spend the above?