.... in a galaxy far, far awayyy....... ;) I have posted this before in other words }>[hr]OK...let's look at this logically :)
The basic "cuts" that most woodworkers do to make furnuture,
cabinets, shelves, toys, boxes, etc are;
(9) Compound miter
(10) Mitered rip
(11) Raised panel (and cove)
(12) Contour edges
(14) Tongue and Groove
(15) Kerf (for inlay or bending)
(18) Half lap
(19) Sliding dovetail
(20) Box joint
OK...let's look at "standard" jigs and accessories for the Tablesaw and Bandsaw;
Tablesaw[ul][li]Miter gauge[li]Crosscut sled[li]Miter
and compound miter sled[li]Tall and "specialty"
fences[li]Dado blade[li]Moulding head[/ul]
Alrighty...let's look at each tool and match them to the listed cuts....Please remember that this is ONLY my opinion...YMMV.
(I like the look and the flexibility of making cove type cuts of ANY size)[li]13 (can make a deep slot in one pass)[li]14 (unless you have a matched set of bits for the router and are cutting 3/4"
Additionally, "Can do" or "is able to" [ul][li]3 (sorta kinda)[li]5[li]6[li]8[li]9[li]12 (with molding head)[li]18[li]19[li]20[/ul]
Additionally, "Can do" or "is able to"[ul][li]1[li]2[li]7[li]9 (Really poorly!)[li]10 (same comment)[li]17[li]18[li]20 (very limited)[/ul][hr]
I think it should be stated that basically a bandsaw is good for cutting accurate curves in thick woods and resawing, while a tablesaw is suited to straight/miter cuts, and joinery, and it also really depends on what you will be making in your shop; for instance I find a bandsaw much more useful for what I do, if I had a table saw I'd probably never touch it.
[link:www.leevalley.com/wood/page.asp?page=30053&category=1,41036&SID=&ccurrenc y=1|This is a duplicutter if anyone is wondering]
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