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Dave's Workshop #23: New Table Saw

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Blog entry by Dave Rutan posted 06-09-2017 01:33 AM 1187 reads 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This not meant as a review. I’ll do that somewhere down the road. I got the new saw set up on my old base instead of the much touted folding, portable, self storing, base that came with the saw. Biggest problem is that I had to move my router stand to the other side of the saw since the extendable leaf needs room to extend.

My last saw cost me about $125 and lasted me about 5 years. $25 per year isn’t bad for a table saw by my estimation. This one cost $200. We’ll see how long it lasts.

Now, back to work!

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!



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Rick_M

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#1 posted 06-09-2017 01:57 AM

I like the color, really spiffs up the place.

I never thought about it before but I’m at $47/year on my saw. 16 more years and I’ll be at $25/yr

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#2 posted 06-09-2017 04:29 AM

Have to agree with Rick, outstanding color … at least until we get the tool review!

OK Rick, I bought my saw in 1974 for $229 (with stand, two wings, and 3 blades) which come’s out to $5.32/yr!
A few rust spots on the stand but it still runs like new!
They don’t make them like that anymore, at least for that price.

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#3 posted 06-09-2017 12:11 PM

I just upgraded from this saw, or the older blue version I should say. I was a great little saw. Busted through 8/4 material with little complaint and I even used it to mill some small logs from time to time. I used it pretty regularly for about 5 years and now it will be my job site saw when I do handyman gigs. Slap a good blade on there and it should serve you well.

-- --Zach

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#4 posted 06-09-2017 01:57 PM

I have one just like that Ryobi I bought a couple of years ago. I use it as a job site saw so it gets banged around a lot from job to job. I even hauled it to Tucson last winter to do a building project for my daughter. There it was taken out and put back in every day for 6 weeks. It’s holding up quite well for a low priced saw. One of the reasons I bought it was the extendable table. It allows for ripping 4ft wide material. I have a full size contractor saw in my shop I’ve had for 15 years and expect it to go 25 yrs if I out last it with my 74 year body. Enjoy your new saw.

-- R. Smith Central Iowa

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DRSWoody

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#5 posted 06-09-2017 03:12 PM

I have one just like that Ryobi I bought a couple of years ago. I use it as a job site saw so it gets banged around a lot from job to job. I even hauled it to Tucson last winter to do a building project for my daughter. It’s holding up quite well for a low priced saw. I have a full size contractor saw in my shop I’ve had for 15 years and expect it to go 25 yrs if I out last it with my 74 year body. Enjoy your new saw.

-- R. Smith Central Iowa

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Dave Rutan

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#6 posted 06-09-2017 07:09 PM

I’m glad to hear good things about the saw. Whenever I’ve bought a tool costing more than pocket money I spend a day or so looking at options and reading reviews. So far I can say the fence is definitwely better than the one on my old Skil saw. ONly down side I’ve discovered is that the space to reach in and tighten/llosed the riving knife is smaller, so I have to be a little more careful. Luckily my riving knife stays where it is 95% of the time.

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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#7 posted 06-10-2017 12:25 AM

maybe I can use the logic with my wife when she says ….HOW MUCH DOES IT COST …LOL :<)) only 500 a year

-- Tony Reinholds,Pa. REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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Dave Rutan

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#8 posted 06-10-2017 01:22 AM



maybe I can use the logic with my wife when she says ….HOW MUCH DOES IT COST …LOL :<)) only 500 a year

- GR8HUNTER

Just tell her it’s cheaper than renting one. Think of the savings!

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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#9 posted 06-13-2017 11:30 PM

Nice addition to the shop, Dave—I’m sure you’ll get your 25 bucks a year’s worth!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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Dave Rutan

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#10 posted 06-14-2017 12:40 AM



Nice addition to the shop, Dave—I m sure you ll get your 25 bucks a year s worth!

- Mean_Dean

I’ve just about finished my first project made with the saw. I should probably put up a review soon. Hint: it will be positive.

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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