Do you have a specific upper limit you want to work within cost wise? If so, what is it? Will you work in one place, or does it all need to be easily and regularly portable?
I have an MFT/3 and some DIY Parf'ed tops, and a range of dogs and rails. There's a lot of overlap in capability. If you can share some of 'how' you'll want to work, I'll be happy to give some pointers.
As far as the saw goes, there's really only one that I'd give a wholehearted recommendation for and that's the Festool TS55. There are some good options at lower prices, but the TS55 really has earned and deserves the reputation it has amongst those who have used one. If it's not badly abused, I can see it being as close to a lifetime tool as any power tool can be.
Thanks for the replies.
I’d probably accept spending up towards €1k between saw, tracks, dogs and other bits. I’d be looking at this as a long long term investment that I’d use for ever more. A grand seems like a lot when you say it out loud, but you’d prob spend 5/600 going for a cheaper option that you then might end up upgrading again in years to come. I’ve recently come to the conclusion that you should “buy once and cry once” with tools.
Lots of different jobs in mind I suppose but wardrobe units or bunk bed style builds for kids are in my mind.
I like doing bits of furniture also like coffe tables and the like.
Probably important to note though, it’ll only ever be a hobby or diy work.
Don’t really need much portability, have a reasonable sized work shop and do everything from there. Had thought about a table saw, but I hate using them, and especially hate trying to man handle large sheets onto them.