Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Cheyenne, Wyoming
I am about done with my 40b stand, just have to sand and stain today. It was all chop and circular saw though. If you need large surface areas clamped, you can always daisy chain cheap quick clamps. I dont have any over 16" but have linked as many as 8 together for projects.
The straight edge is the way to go, but if a saw is a must, I recommend the rigid for cheap or grizzley if your making an investment. Have had both, the grizzley was a beast. The rigid did it all though, just wasnt quite as rugged, and only had a 8" blade max.
The rentals are usually top bill for quality, but a 20 $ blade will save you hours of sanding.
Best of luck,