I am a beekeeper who makes most of his own woodware for apiaries which are growing in number. I am new to carpentry in general but I recently bought an old Dewalt 744 Type 2 bench saw that has made a huge difference in my accuracy and confidence, particularly in the making of dado cuts which a plentiful in my trade. That said, recently I made some dado cuts that I think could have been cut cleaner, quicker and with more precision if I'd used a router. Lucky for me I had the foresight to buy a used Craftsman bench top shaper/router but I haven't used it yet. That I intend to change.