I think I have said previously that my second hand Craftsman (315 28462) has been a problem I could not adjust it sufficiently to get a perfect or near perfect 90° cut, and I now have a couple of projects coming up where I want to be able to make decent cuts, without then having to plane or adjust the timber after cutting.
So today was spent searching for a new table saw, it seems that I only had one choice (unless I went for another ‘table top’ type), although there were two options, the first being a Colombian made saw, of various sizes they are classed as industrial, cast iron, and no way you could move it with less than four people, also it only cuts at 90°, the only adjustment is up or down! The second option, was another Craftsman, Model 21833, certainly not a new model, although it is classed as that here, it has some decent reviews, and in my price range this was the maximum I could go to. The Shop Staff, obviously hadn’t got a clue, they tried to say that it is 4HP, when in fact it is only 1 3/4HP, but from the reviews, it appears up to any work I will throw at it, time will tell.
What price you ask, well lets say that in the US it sells for $600, but here it is more, $800?...Nope! $950?...Nope! $1200?...Nope! Give up? well, here it is the equivalent of $1450 including importation duties etc. So you can see that I was somewhat stuck, yet another disadvantage of living here, it sort of wiped out the savings I have been making on other things, hopefully I will get a little bit back when I sell the old one.
Anyway, having looked it over, I got 2% discount because it was a demonstration model, but the bonus is that it is already put together for me, so that has to be worth a bit more, I have signed on the dotted line, and return, Saturday morning with the trailer to collect it.
-- If you want the rainbow, you got to put up with the rain - Steven Wright