Woodshop Build #1: Table Saw

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Blog entry by VarnellWoodworks posted 02-22-2014 12:18 AM 2038 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Just like many woodworkers out there, I am obsessed with my tools. They perform a function in my shop but they are more than just functional. They provide a sense of pride and aesthetic beauty that only my fellow woodworkers can understand. We spend countless hours mulling over specs. reviews, online videos, pricing, and countless other factors to find that perfect addition to the shop. When we find that perfect hand tool or piece of machinery, we obsess over fine tuning, adding accessories, rust prevention, and making sure our relationship with our “Baby” is going to last a lifetime.

Unfortunately, sometimes the relationship sours. Run out, breakage, electrical problems, and lack of quality can plague and otherwise perfect union. Then we are left with a broken heart, an empty wallet and mistrust of the manufacturer. When this happens, its just best to part ways and move on and hope something comes along that can heal the scars.

As a fairly new woodworker, I think its time to invest in what most of us would consider the “heartbeat” of the woodshop. The almighty table saw. Like most woodworkers, I am on a tight budget and I want to get the most for my money. At the same time I consider the table saw an investment and hope the marriage will last a lifetime. I have looked at the playboy/maxim magazine models like SawStop and Powermatic. These ladies, while very functional and beautiful, would require a diamond bigger than the ones found on Gold Rush. I have also considered the hometown hardworking girls like Ridgid and Craftsman. These ladies are stout and hard working but I fear that I will outgrow the relationship and be left with an unsatisfied feeling. Balancing my needs for the future with my budget, I have found another set of ladies. The hot and down to earth girls next door like Grizzly and Steel City. These ladies give me the butterfly’s that I want in a relationship and also satisfy my needs for stability and a strong working career.

I am heavily considering the Grizzly G0715P 10” Hybrid. This table saw is reviewed very well and it has the fit and finish that I am looking for. If anyone out there has a reason this union should not take place, speak now, or forever hold your peace.

Thank you for reading this blog on my woodshop build. More to come…..

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-- I am who I am and thats all that I am. ------Dustin

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#1 posted 02-22-2014 01:25 AM

Welcome and this saw is very substable

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#2 posted 02-22-2014 01:33 AM

I have this saw and have used it A LOT! I have had to replace the switch and the internal start capacitor in the motor but would buy it again.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#3 posted 02-22-2014 01:58 AM

Thanks for the input NormG and gfadvm. In your opinion NormG, what makes it substable?

-- I am who I am and thats all that I am. ------Dustin

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#4 posted 02-22-2014 04:05 AM

Looks like a good Saw.

-- Mo... For safety is not a gadget but a state of mind. ~ "Eleanor Everet" -

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Monte Pittman

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#5 posted 02-22-2014 11:13 PM

Welcome to Lumberjocks

I just bought the green version of this. I trust Grizzly.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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