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Old 03-26-04, 09:12 AM
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Table saw

Any recommendations on a cheap table saw $250.00 and under? I realize that this price range will have its limitations, etc. Any suggestions?
 
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Old 03-26-04, 01:48 PM
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Anybody? I was looking at a craftsman benchtop model #21810-15 amp saw. I know aluminum top-inaccurate fence for the most part. Anybody use this saw?
 
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Old 03-26-04, 02:58 PM
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If you can find one in your price range that does not have an aluminum top you'd be better off.

al makes/leaves marks on almost all lumber,

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Old 03-26-04, 06:38 PM
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JRRR.:

Ya, I think that Craftsman would probably work out well if you just wanted to make occasional cuts on small projects.

I have a 10" Delta contractor saw but take my junky little $99.00 Skill table saw on jobs for occasional riping of light material.

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Old 03-28-04, 09:59 PM
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take a deep breath. tell yourself that you have lived this long without one and you can last a few more weeks to get what you really want. Then go garage sailing and look in the paper every day. Start each day by reminding yourself that you have been good and that you really do deserve a good contraactors saw with a mobile and then hold out for the one you want. I god my craftsman with mobile base for $150. Good things come to those who wait. Lots people start to collect tools and then decide that this whole thing is not for them. So they sell stuff cheap.

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Old 04-06-04, 08:31 PM
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If you are willing to fork over another $50, you can get a good almost contractors saw, the Ryobi BT3100 at Home Depot. Lots of good accessories for it. It's for $300. I bought a cheesy Benchtop Ryobi as my first table saw, and would never buy a benchtop saw again. Spend the extra on the 3100, ya won't be sorry Benchtop models have a hard time even ripping 2x4 pine.
 
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Old 04-07-04, 12:46 AM
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I agree...no more benchtops for me either. The tablesaw is probably the most important and most used tool of any woodshop, and it's accuracy greatly influences the quality and fit of any project.
 
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