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BushJ311
07-06-2008, 05:21 AM
I was thinking about building a new box. Does anyone know how much it would be to rent one from home depot or lowes? Or how much a decent one would be that is cheaper ? Thanks

kingisback06
07-06-2008, 05:29 AM
i got a cheap lil one for like 200 it was on sale. works great for me

BushJ311
07-06-2008, 05:40 AM
I just do not want to get one that is not good. But i found one on ebay that is close im going to look into it i will prob only need it for building a box. haha.

vwrx_freak
07-06-2008, 09:17 AM
for 200 you could probably get a decent used one from craigs list

smd4life
07-06-2008, 09:21 AM
yeah check the paper or classifieds in your area, i bought mine at a thrift store for 99 bucks

fasfocus00
07-06-2008, 09:45 AM
check pawn shops too, i found a JET cabinet saw for $500 for my brother neighbor's shop

audioarsonal
07-06-2008, 09:51 AM
Sears craftsmans for 130-200.they have a few different models.These will work for the basic box building.

miker
07-06-2008, 04:06 PM
I would sooner put that 200$ into a circular saw... A "small" table saw will be hard to use for long rips..

skmfkr
07-06-2008, 05:13 PM
i kno the ryobi is like 250

808_bass
07-06-2008, 11:15 PM
i picked up a 10" rigid on craigslist for 200 the other week. works great so far.

2wheeler
07-07-2008, 12:02 PM
The last few boxes I've built were with my 18v circular saw and a clamped on guide fence. I own a table saw BTW..

If your a smart carpenter you can get good results with some pretty simple tools.

darkhunter139
07-07-2008, 12:33 PM
We have a craftsmen table saw we picked up for like 200 bucks. It gets the job done :) I would just buy one if I were you. If you are in this hobby it probably wont be to long till your making another haha

BushJ311
07-07-2008, 11:55 PM
We have a craftsmen table saw we picked up for like 200 bucks. It gets the job done :) I would just buy one if I were you. If you are in this hobby it probably wont be to long till your making another haha

Yea but i doubt i am going to make more than 1 more in the next year.


The last few boxes I've built were with my 18v circular saw and a clamped on guide fence. I own a table saw BTW..

If your a smart carpenter you can get good results with some pretty simple tools.

Im not that good but i know what im doing.


yeah check the paper or classifieds in your area, i bought mine at a thrift store for 99 bucks

I will check it out


check pawn shops too, i found a JET cabinet saw for $500 for my brother neighbor's shop

I will look there too


for 200 you could probably get a decent used one from craigs list

Ill look here too

Thanks everyone :)

groundpound4200
07-08-2008, 12:06 AM
The last few boxes I've built were with my 18v circular saw and a clamped on guide fence. I own a table saw BTW..

If your a smart carpenter you can get good results with some pretty simple tools.

this is what I use unless the cuts are small..... then its the table saw

groundpound4200
07-08-2008, 12:07 AM
but I got 19.2 volts:p:

99grandprixGT
07-08-2008, 12:31 AM
would this one work fine?
http://www.homedepot.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?storeId=10051&langId=-1&catalogId=10053&productId=100058430&N=10000003+90401+500744

groundpound4200
07-08-2008, 12:34 AM
looks alright... you wont be able to make big cuts though, especially if you're by yourself

99grandprixGT
07-08-2008, 12:41 AM
looks alright... you wont be able to make big cuts though, especially if you're by yourself

ya for 40 bucks more this one is 50.5 inches wide so this probably would be better.
http://www.lowes.com/lowes/lkn?action=productDetail&productId=238438-54650-FS210LS&lpage=none

BushJ311
07-08-2008, 05:15 AM
I found a bunch on craigslist and in our "pennysaver". there are some for 40-50 i am going to check out.

2 craftsman and 1 of some other kind. The table is not that big but i could have someone help me one day.

dannyz122001
07-08-2008, 05:22 AM
i bought this table saw about a year ago and it has still performed great.

http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_12605_00924885000P?vName=Tools&cName=Bench+Power+Tools&sName=Table+Saws

as far as the size of the cuts go, i did a little modification to make it work better. i removed the extendable sides and flush mounted the entire cabinet into a workbench-type table top. basically, the saw/cabinet sit inside of the workbench. all i have to do is raise the blade and i still have all of the capabilities of the saw. then i can lower the blade completely and its basically a 4x8 workbench. really works great. ill try and get pics if you want to give you an idea....

BushJ311
07-08-2008, 05:31 AM
i bought this table saw about a year ago and it has still performed great.

http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_12605_00924885000P?vName=Tools&cName=Bench+Power+Tools&sName=Table+Saws

as far as the size of the cuts go, i did a little modification to make it work better. i removed the extendable sides and flush mounted the entire cabinet into a workbench-type table top. basically, the saw/cabinet sit inside of the workbench. all i have to do is raise the blade and i still have all of the capabilities of the saw. then i can lower the blade completely and its basically a 4x8 workbench. really works great. ill try and get pics if you want to give you an idea....


Pics would be nice but i have no room for all of that. Fischer has one of them too. Looks very good and prob a big help. I just need a table saw for a box build and maybe a few other things.

chinxtaboi
07-08-2008, 06:39 AM
buy one. once you build one box.. youre gonna be hooked and looking to perfect the box building skill, i guarantee it.

BushJ311
07-08-2008, 06:47 AM
buy one. once you build one box.. youre gonna be hooked and looking to perfect the box building skill, i guarantee it.

I already built one in school. I was just going to make another one tuned higher and bigger