rlrhett Posted March 3, 2006 Report Share Posted March 3, 2006 I have finally found some space for a few big tools and am thinking of getting first a table saw (I also do non-guitar woodworking), and then a band-saw. I understand that induction motors are more powerful and quieter; but, damn, what a premium in price! What are people's real world experiences with universal motors. For the high precision tasks that guitar making requires, do the universal motor saws just not cut it? (yes, I intended that pun ) Seriously, for an amature that is only working on ocasional project on the weekend, will I be sorry that I bought a $250 universal motor saw instead of a $750 induction motor saw? For me $250 is a no-brainer, $750 I will have to agonize about for months. Also, I live in one of those soul-less, brand-spanking-new, San Diego development communities. There are no pawn shops or guarage sales where some widow is unloading a 1950 14" bandsaw for 25 cents. At least not that I know of. So new or eBay seem to be my only options (unless someone has a San Diego specific recommendation). Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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