Every once in a while i play with my toys. I have a very basic table saw, and ive had an inking to build a field camera. However I've had a terrible time with the joints and also the light traps of lensboards. it really seems like the table saw I have is just too cheap to make the precise cuts needed. However the nice heavy shop saws i used in woodshop are not really practical for me. Soo.. is it not possible to do the kind of precise woodworking needed for cameras using inexpensive tools? More info: I have a makita $99 table saw. I bought a nice 70 tooth blade and a set of stacking blades for finger cuts. I made a jig from a design in a book to make the finger joints. Problems: 1.The guides would be fine for most cuts, but for repeating cuts like finger joints, there is too much play and I get uneven fingers. 2. The oval thingy in the center is not flush with the table, so I have problems with small pieces. 3. when I am making the light traps on lens boards, the blade seems to push the board up instead of cutting into it. I end up having to pass the wood multiple times to get the cut. I imagine I would have the same issue if I tried rabbit joints. Also, the table saw is friggin loud.