Wood cutting question

by Heather
(Roanoke, VA)

Q: I have a little sign shop on Etsy. Up until now, I have done the painting, but relied on others to cut my wood for me - ie. Lowes and Home Depot.

I would really like the flexibility of cutting my own wood, but have no idea what type of saw and table to start looking for.

From my hubby, for Christmas, I had gotten a small electric saw and table. The problem was that I had to guide it and I couldn't cut a straight line, and I really need it to be super straight. So I sold it and now I'm back to square one.

I use either 3/4" thick pine or poplar. Some as wide as 24" x 36". I would like to be able to buy 6 and 8 foot boards to cut.

I am on a budget - I could spend up to 1000 but much less would be much better. Any suggestions on where to start? Thanks.

A: Hi Heather,

I'm sorry to say the answer is: it depends. However, I get this question often enough that I decided to put up a page to answer it.

So, you should be able to get the answer from the new page on
woodworking saws. Good luck with your business.

As always don't forget about safe woodworking.

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