New Table Saw

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Blog entry by Eagle1 posted 04-17-2010 12:07 PM 1172 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I got up yesterday went to the shop to do some work. My table saw started acting up. It started making noises while bring up the blade, No noise giong down just up. I took it off of the stand, it’s a craftsman kinda table top but not. It has a basic stand for it. It cost me about $230 when I bought it. I cleaned it up, couldn’t find where it was making the noise. So I just decided to go buy another one. Well I did want a Powermatic, but didn’t have that kinda $. So I opted to get another craftsman. But I didn’t want to get the same one since it only lasted me about 3 years, I have cut a lot of wood with it. So I doubled my cost and purchased the craftsman #2183. I think it’s a huge improvement from the otherone. I can’t wait to turn it on today. A couple of more adjustments, and put the blade guards on and start her up. My wife came out to the shop, the only thing she could say,was you went from this to that for double the price. Wow what a difference. She turned around and went back in the house. I just started to laugh, she has no idea the difference it will make in cutting accuracy.

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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#1 posted 04-17-2010 12:57 PM

Good luck with the new table saw. I hope you enjoy many hours of making sawdust.

-- Guy Kroll

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#2 posted 04-17-2010 01:20 PM

My wife would have said thats all you got and spent that much. Well get to making something, and it better be good…..Have fun with the new saw.

-- Tim - I usally measure twice after I cut......then I know for sure that I cut it short.....

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#3 posted 04-17-2010 04:15 PM

I have the same thing going on. My Powermatic will be here Wednesday. For the cost, the accuracy and SAFETY wont be beat. Nobody realizes how imporant these are. Does yours have a riving knife? If so, its well worth the money to almost garuntee no kickback with relatively normal use. The saw i wanted was no question, picked it out in a minute. The new blade i got took hours and hours!
Todd Turner

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#4 posted 04-17-2010 04:36 PM

Just remind all the wives that it does a HELL of a lot more than those shiny rocks they like to wear.

I’m lucky that my girlfriend is all for this hobby (any hobby). She comes home, stosp in the shop to see what I’m working on, takes an interest and gets excited when I’m excited. Even if it’s over finding the right sized bed bolts.

Enjoy the saw.

-- Eric ---- Wise Words T.B.D.

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#5 posted 04-17-2010 06:41 PM

yeah Todd it has a riving knife. And the anti kick claws, i guess thats what you call them.

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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#6 posted 04-18-2010 07:27 AM

Some woman that don’t have an appreciation for fine machinery would want there own if it made designer hand bags or fancy shoes. LoL

-- Aaron - central California "If you haven't got the time to do it right, when will you find the time to do it over?"

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