Always a swarm of ideas in my mind and too many interests to list. The top 5 would be guitar, solution design (work), teardrop design concepts, Pietenpol build approaches and where to head next with the kayak. ...because there's always a song in my head, a solution to a problem and a quest to go somewhere I've never been before. Play hard and travel far!

This is one of my most valuable tools.  I can quickly cut long boards and plywood with a clean straight edge.  I used to have a Craftsman table saw (not the new cheap crappy kind made of aluminum) but a 50 year old table saw with a milled steel table.  That table saw was picked up at a tag sale for $25 and served me well for about 5 years.  The thing that made me want to upgrade was the unreliable fence.  I was always clamping fences onto the saw or braces to hold the fence in place and that REALLY slowed me down.  I like this table saw because the fence is solid and stays where you clamp it.  It has good power and is mounted on a good frame that lets you roll it right to where you need it and then into a storage location when not in use.

If you read up on them there are tons of uses for a table saw.  I would consider this a must-have tool for a Pietenpol or teardrop builder that comes in handy all the time for all kinds of other home projects.  Great for cutting rabbet joints and slots with a Dado blade, cutting angles, and cutting coves (like this neck support I use when working on guitars) that I cut with my table saw.

Ratings for Porter Cable 10″ Table Saw (1 to 10 – 10 is best)

  • Usefulness: 10
    • Price: 7
    • Quality: 8

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