|Forum topic by mifon||posted 01-19-2015 03:50 PM||1303 views||0 times favorited||4 replies|
01-19-2015 03:50 PM
I’ve been lurking here on lumberjocks for quite a while. I really like to take advantage of the wealth of knowledge that you folks are great to share. I’ve always wanted a wood shop. In July we moved in to a house that has a 30×40 detached garage. I keep my bassboat in one side and when weather is really bad I park my GMC Yukon in the other side. Even allowing space for these vehicles, I still have a good bit of space along the entire back 1/3rd of the garage. I’m going to start making that wood shop I’ve always wanted. I’ve watched your comments on different eqpt., both good and bad, and I believe my first purchase will be a table saw. I’ve had some experience in the wood shop. But, it’s been a long time. I plan to use my shop to build projects for my home, mostly cabinets and small furniture and other honey do’s. I’ve considered purchasing a saw like the Delta 36-425 from Lowes. Reviews on this saw seen to be good. I’ve also taken the advice and been watching Craigslist. Not much luck on Craigslist until today. This saw came up today:
This saw is about 2 hours from me. I would appreciate your thoughts on this saw.
I’m also considering just going ahead and bite the bullet and purchase a Grizzly 690. I’m pretty much like everybody else. I want to get as much as I can for as little as i can spend. I know that most used saws listed on Craigslist will not have the riveing knife and will not have as good dust collection features. I am able financially to buy new, but if I can get by with less financially, that just means that I will have more available to spend on other “toys” for the wood shop. There’s not been much available on Craigslist. Honestly, I’m getting impatient and I’m ready to make a purchase so I can start making sawdust! Since I’m starting from scratch furnishing this shop, I’d love to hear your comments and suggestions.
Knottscot, you sir, are the man!! I appreciate your efforts as the acting “Saw GURU” her on LJ. I look forward to your and others comments.
Also, I saw this on Craigslist today if anyone is interested:
Thanks in advance for your help…........