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I thought the same thing, Harry, but standing at it, it's not that high; I'm roughly 5'8 or 9" and had no trouble standing at it to work. I also have a backless bar stool that Ken placed up against it, and it's at a comfortable height, if I wanted to sit at it to work/eat. (Just in case my project goes into suppertime )
If I were 5'8" or 9" Barb I wouldn't need a ladder!!
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If I were 5'8" or 9" Barb I wouldn't need a ladder!!
Harry, maybe Barb will be wearing stiletto heels.
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Back to the table saw... Look for a Bosch saw, used or in an estate sale. It is clearly darn good and like most Bosch is smooth and fairly quiet. Get some Grippers to keep your hands away from the blade and to give you a good grip on the workpiece. The Gripper lets you push forward, down and to the fence all at once, and that gives you real control, which is what keeps you from injury.

Safety is really a matter of thinking about what you're doing. I think through pretty much every cut I make before doing it. And I just can't bring myself to get fingers closer than about 4 inches from that blade, and I get very focused on the task as a result. I also won't wear a long sleeve shirt when using the table saw, it's just asking to have your arm pulled into the blade.

Given how much you two work with wood, I bet you'll keep that saw busier than you imagined.

The other tool I love using is a band saw. I have a 12 inch Rikon in the shop I seem to use for nearly all my projects, even if it's just rounding a corner, cutting a circle, cutting a relief to fit around a post. My big 14 inch Laguna saw with a half inch blade can do much of what a table saw can do, but it's never as nice a cut as the table saw.

At any rate, since you mentioned costs are a consideration, my suggestions have been tempered by that consideration. On digging and DIY on much of the electrical subpanel, you might save enough to cover getting a saw.

I just think with your creative impulses, that a table and/or band saw will enable you to go to another level. On signs, for example, being able to shape the stock with a band saw will let you do some interesting stuff. The Rikon (same as a WEN brand) cost about $300 new, a little less for the WEN.

Although cost is a factor, I think freeing up your artistic expression is more important. You've got a creative streak I think most of us here really admire.

Nice to see Ken is enjoying the shop as well.
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Good info. My town didn't require a permit. Easy to check on that, but I don't think you'd need it to do most of the prep work, trenching laying the pvc, pulling the wire even. Interior wiring just has to be done according to code, which I know how to do, but I take photos of every connection and use one gauge heavier wire than required.
Another thought, before digging or trenching it's alway wise and advisable to call Miss Utility even if you think you know where everything underground is. Since it's free it's a no brainer. Not so free if you happen to nick or cut something (telephone line, power line, water line, cable........)
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@DesertRatTom You're bent on me getting a table saw, huh? If I get a table saw, Ken has already said that I'll be getting a saw stop at the same time. As for the band saw, I had one, but it fell off the table and went bye bye. I have an Excalibur scrollsaw, and use it for shaping my signs when needed. If I get another band saw, I'll have to get a very narrow blade to do the type of cuts I do in sign shapes. My last one had too wide of a blade.

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another full-size router (probably Bosch, maybe DeWalt... undecided on brand)

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@DesertRatTom You're bent on me getting a table saw, huh? If I get a table saw, Ken has already said that I'll be getting a saw stop at the same time. As for the band saw, I had one, but it fell off the table and went bye bye. I have an Excalibur scrollsaw, and use it for shaping my signs when needed. If I get another band saw, I'll have to get a very narrow blade to do the type of cuts I do in sign shapes. My last one had too wide of a blade.

My Tool Wish List Includes (at the moment)

planner
drill press
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band saw
another full-size router (probably Bosch, maybe DeWalt... undecided on brand)
I really should have purchased a bandsaw to Barb. Canít see having a cnc router table and not having a bandsaw . Not sure where this is all suppose to fit exactly though ?
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I really should have purchased a bandsaw to Barb. Canít see having a cnc router table and not having a bandsaw . Not sure where this is all suppose to fit exactly though ?
It's all a matter of placement, organization, and determination, Rick. Once you organize, you'll get it to fit. All the stuff in my new workshop was in my 10x12 shed, with the exception of the center table Ken made, and the "desk" I got last week; and I used everything inside that little shed.
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