|Forum topic by AHuxley||posted 04-23-2009 01:06 AM||1025 views||0 times favorited||5 replies|
04-23-2009 01:06 AM
Hello all, I have lurked here for a few months and finally registered as I have a reason to post.
First, I am a hobby only wood worker and have always struggled with cheaper contractor saws since it just never made sense to drop the coin at one time since I usually made things as a better/cheaper alternative to buying the furniture. I also always needed a new tool for each new project more than I needed to replace my TS, and I ALWAYS need a few new clamps.
I have decided to spend between 2K and 2.2K on a new saw BUT thats all in. I know I could get a better set up by spending the full amount now on the new saw and add goodies later BUT the money isn’t really the issue other than this is the amount I am willing to spend today AND in the future (outside replacement blades etc).
This is where I am at:
Griz 1023SLW ($1,125 w/ free shipping)
This puts me right around $2,200 to my door.
I LOVE the Incra stuff and although the fence/joinery system might be guilding the lily a bit it makes me giddy to work with one.
So what would you guys do differently, just keep in mind I am a disciplined kinda guy and have set this as resonable to spend so I won’t be spending more on the saw “system” later I’ll instead be upgrading other things or buying more of something else… (like clamps, why can I never get enough new clamps?).