A used, but complete and in good condition Contractors Saw can be found for about $250. They are worlds apart in quality and accuracy from those cheapo benchtop saws and what I would be looking for if I was on a tight tool budget. Anything less than this in a table saw will be dangerous and more of a frustration than they are usable. The contractors level saws have the power and accuracy to do the job satisfactorily. They are the ones that have a belt between the blade pulley and the motor, which is outside and hanging off the back of the saw. Watch Craigslist, Kijii, or whatever to find one near you. Make sure that it has minimum rust, no broken parts, a miter gauge, a fence, and try it before you buy it. It will likely be the only table saw that you will ever need to buy.