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Old 07-30-00, 11:52 AM
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I am looking for a table saw. Can anyone suggest any inexpensive but reliable brands? I have my eye on a Mastercraft and a Delta, does anyone have anything bad to say about either of these brands? Also, bench saws are quite a bit cheaper, are they any good or would they be too small to be of much use? All comments good and bad would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.

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Old 07-31-00, 04:13 AM
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Either of those brands will do you will. both relaible for what your uses are. No bench saws.
 
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Old 07-31-00, 05:54 PM
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I have a Delta 10" Contractors table saw and would not part with it (unless someone gave me a Unisaw).


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Old 07-31-00, 09:18 PM
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Thanks for the input guys. I have not heard anything bad about the Delta brand so far so I am leaning towards that one.
 
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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Carbide:
I am looking for a table saw. Can anyone suggest any inexpensive but reliable brands? I have my eye on a Mastercraft and a Delta, does anyone have anything bad to say about either of these brands? Also, bench saws are quite a bit cheaper, are they any good or would they be too small to be of much use? All comments good and bad would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.

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Old 08-02-00, 02:28 PM
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I have own a "Skil 3400" benchtop table saw for 8 years and have made countless project with good results using this saw. As with any benchtop direct drive table saw you can expect quite a bit of vibration and noise it's just typical with direct drive.
I bought the "Skil" over the "Delta" because of the extra features offered at that time and price.
I also purchased a folding table with fence made especially for benchtop table saws and it really helped alot. The motor on my "Skil" table saw just stopped working last week.
This week I purchased a "Jet" contractor saw after carefully comparison shopping and wished that I had saved up for it instead of ever having purchased a benchtop saw in the first place, you may want to take that into consideration.
Hope this bit of information helps!
 
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