I got a 10 inch table saw with a stand. It can rip up to 25 inches. Nothing fancy Smancy.
I purchased it through the local ACE Hardware store. It costs $290 with tax.
It is a Master Mechanic Brand which is an ACE Hardware brand. I'm going to put a shed up in the backyard and will use the saw to make some breeding boxes, perches, etc. The shed is going to be my pigeon coop.
Kick backs are a bitch 20 stictches later in left pointer finger and middle finger! Make sure the blade has plenty of kerfling so the wood wont squeeze againt blade. Thats where my problem started it threw wood 25 feet across shop after ripping my fingers up
Been using table saws for 48 years and never had a problem. I have used good saws that were tuned correctly and use proper techniques. There are right and wrong ways to do everything. I started working in cabinet shops for several years and have just kept making stuff since. I am glad I got the training up front I got in the cabinet shops. I am still learning better techniques all the time and jigs are getting much better too.
Sorry EH but I have to disagree. Although table saws, radial arm saws are very dangerous, IMHO the most dangerous thing in the shop is a person who is not careful or safety conscience. Just about any tool, powered or not can do you a ton of damage or even kill you.
I have seen what tools can do to the body and I have kept all my digits. I don't want to see or hear of anyone getting hurt with tools or anything for that matter. Do it the right way ATW and use common sense and you will be just fine. I hope those breeding boxes turn out well and you have fun making them. I am sure that saw will get a workout for home repair and remodeling too.