I have recently become interested in woodworking as a hobby. More from a perspective of a DIY'er around the house. I don't intend to make Queen Anne furniture or build the kitchen a new set of cabinets. I would like to build my skills up enough to perhaps build my own workbenches, picture frames, finish carpentry when the basement gets done, etc... I've read for months on which table saws and whether a contractor style is better than a bench saw. For now, I'd like to keep my tools portable (relatively) and I prefer to work as much as possible outside. I don't want to necessarily create a complete woodworking shop. So I've kind of settled on a TS2400 bench saw as a start point. Lately, I've re-read some articles on bandsaws that have me wondering if a 14" or better band saw might be more useful than a table saw for me. One of the things I think I've learned is that a bandsaw works well for solid woods, but not very well for plywoods. Just looking for some useful opinions before I really look into some classes at the local Woodcraft.
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Table vs. Band Saws