Regardless of which one I get, I would keep the Beaver and set it up with a dado stack - it's got some sentimental value to me (was my dad's years ago)
I hate dust too, which is why I'm considering the smaller saw for the garage as opposed to the basement. Thanks for the offer but I can probably find someone a little close but if you're ever this way I'll buy you a beer (or two). As a side note, my older girl used to live in Victoria (beautiful area) - I came out there a couple of times, when my grandson was born and when he turned 1. Luckily they've moved back to Ontario and are about an hour from me now. Much better than a 5 hour flight.
Good to know about the dust collection - I assumed that, being a cabinet saw with an enclosed base, the only dust I would have to worry about was above table. I know the two are not comparable saws - the Unisaw was the gold standard for a very long time notwithstanding the gold color of the Powermatic - you don't see many PM around here, especially used. I woodwork as a hobby so the Unisaw is only a nice-to-have, especially at that price. I've put a large 3' x 4' outfeed table with adjustable legs on my Beaver already so not an issue on that aspect. And it would have to go into the basement - I don't like to leave my car outside in the winter and the wife wouldn't even consider leaving hers out there
(We have a couple of BMWs)
You don't have enough - you need to get at least one more
Yea, price in Canada is a bit higher - the Bosch goes for $700 before tax, new at Lowes, with the gravity rise stand.
I usually use a circ saw/jig to break down wide/long sheets before heading to the TS, and anything long (shelves, etc) I use a sled.
If I got the Bosch and left it in the garage, I would keep it on its own stand. If it goes to the basement, I would build a workstation for it.
Glad to hear the Bosch can take that amount of work - was always concerned about the direct drive.
I'll def look up your downloads - have seen a few - you're a (cess) pool of information
Thanks for the opinion guys - much appreciated.