|Forum topic by WalterB||posted 11-07-2013 05:38 PM||867 views||0 times favorited||6 replies|
11-07-2013 05:38 PM
Even though I’m old, I’m new to woodworking, and would like a table saw for my garage shop. I have been reading hundreds of posts on this topic here, though I just joined today.
What might make me different than others, is that I really am mechanically challenged. I have written off Steel City saws because I know I could never put one together. An older saw is appealing if it will last, but I have no interest in making a restoration project out of one.
So, knowing that new bearings, etc mean hiring someone else to do it, should I still consider saws like this Unisaw:
BTW, I could probably replace the on/off switch myself if it was just 2 or 3 wires. I do some electrical around the house, just nothing mechanical.
FYI price: My price limit is what I won’t feel guilty or foolish spending. If I spent $800 and then got tired of woodworking and sold it for $600, I’d be fine with that. If I bought new for $600 and then sold for $300, I’d feel foolish. And if I bought a new cabinet saw for $2,000, I’d feel guilty because I don’t yet know how committed I am to my new hobby.
PS I’ve been reading a number of wood forums, and I keep coming back to Lumberjocks because I like the tone and the variety of members. I’m confident that even though I’m new, the members will be helpful and not condescending.
Thanks in advance,