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    Saul Mena

    Hello! I would like to suggest a sawbench. I’ve seen many variations on a sawbench but I feel like there are so many ideas that I don’t know what to choose. I thought it a good idea if Paul could give his take on it; and I least for me, I would feel more comfortable taking his advice than choosing on my own from the various designs there are.

    Trevor Hosken

    Hi Saul,
    May I recommend Looking at a Shopsmith the later models. You can pick these up on Ebay from time to time.
    Mine saw me through 10 years of 2nd fix carpentry working. One motor 5 tools. If you have the money look atg the latest
    2 horse power motor with digital control.
    Have fun.
    Trevor Hosken

    Russell Puryear

    About the Sawbench, I suggest you look at the one by Christopher Schwarz (Lost Art Press). Its a traditional sawbench that works well for me in a variety of ways and functions, well worth the space it takes up in the shop/garage.

    About the Shopsmith: Not sure how that ended up in here, but I am still using the one my father bought in 1956. I’ve up graded the headstock, but not the tables, and added several add-on machines (bandsaw, grinder, biscuit joiner, jointer) and been happy with it. I’ve worked in a cabinet shop and there are many shortcomings compared to individual machines but the space-saving makes the compromise worth it for me. It’s in my 8’x10′ shop

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