|Forum topic by AngieO||posted 07-19-2012 05:03 PM||8438 views||2 times favorited||54 replies|
07-19-2012 05:03 PM
So far I’ve been doing all my cutting with my miter saw and my Skilsaw. Tomorrow I am going to pick up my table saw. It’s a used Craftsman bench top. I’m getting it from a friend. He has it all tuned up for me and I can’t wait to pick it up. I’m pretty sure that he said it was a 10” blade. Other than that I’m not really sure till I get there and see it again. I just know it’s a table saw.
I wanted to get out and build something today but with the rainy weather it looks like I may not get to. So I’ve been watching some YouTube videos and checking things out on LJ’s. I watched a video on making a cross cut sled. Looks like a pretty handy piece for the table saw. I’ve checked out a couple on LJ’s as well. I’ve seen some nice ones.
So this leads me to my question. What are your “must haves’ for your table saw?
Right now I know I’ll be making some small things (picture frames, boxes… maybe some more boxes… :) but I have plans to gradually get bigger. I eventually plan to make beds for my kids. So I do have some lofty ideas of making big furniture. But with the small things I’m doing now I like the idea of repeat-ability. I can already see where a cross cut sled would make the projects I’ve done so far (lol… all three) easier.
I’ve already learned SOOO much on this site. So I thought I’d throw this out to you guys to see what you think. I’m don’t buying tools for a while (for at least a week or so… right? LOL). I just want to build stuff with the tools I have… and like many of you said… let my next project dictate what tool I may need to get.
I look forward to reading your responses. :)