I'm in the market for a saw. There's just so much wood in my garage and so many projects I'd love to get started on...if only I had a saw. But what kind of saw should I get? There's the miter saw:
Common uses include framing operations and the cutting of molding. Most miter saws are relatively small and portableWhile most miter saws enable precise one-degree incremental changes to the miter index, many also provide "stops" that allow the miter index to be quickly set to common angles (such as 15°, 30°, 45°).
There are four general classes of table saws. Great for straight cuts and handles large pieces of wood.
Then there's the jigsaw. Great for doing curves. This one has me most tempted but I don't know if it would work great on doing straight cuts so I could make some book shelves and other big projects. I would LOVE some advice as to what you might use and why. It's a big decision and I want whatever we pick to be able to work for a variety of projects.