|Forum topic by RichCMD||posted 525 days ago||475 views||0 times favorited||5 replies|
525 days ago
I am still doing workshop planning. I can’t do everything now, but I want to plan for future additions now so they are easier to fit in later. I am struggling a bit with decisions about power saws. There seem to be so many different kinds of saws: table saw, portable table saw, band saw, radial arm saw, scroll saw, and several different flavors of mitre saw. (I’m not even sure I listed them all.) I need some help figuring out which ones would be best for me and which I should try to get first.
I expect my activities will include spoon and bowl carving, making pens, turning bowls, making boxes, and other smaller items. Of course, I will also need to build a better work bench.
The 180 degree bend in the stairs to my basement pretty much prevents any 4’ by 8’ sheets from getting down to where my shop will be. I will definitely be getting a lathe and I already have a drill press and a router. Any bigger saws will likely need to be mobile so I can move them to center stage when in use and then move them out of the way.
I’m figuring budget and space will prohibit having one of everything, so what kind of saw(s) do you recommend and why?
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