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Location: Anderson Indiana

There wasn't much my Dad could not do. From a young age I remember him building things, remodeling our house, what ever needed to be done. Learned a lot from him.
Started working on first house, didn't have any money, had to do it myself. From there it was just learn from doing.
In 2001 I build my first wood working shop. In 2009 I had to sell and move to a different city 100 miles away. This spring (April 2011), after two years away from wooding work, I have begun building my second shop.

-- Mike

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Welcome to LJ’s. We are here to help you with your woodworking. Feel free to ask members for advise. But Be aware…this site can be very addictive…………LOL

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Hi there,
Welcome to LumberJocks… I joined the site myself just about 2 years ago and will give you fair warning, this site is VERY ADDICTIVE, VERY EDUCATIONAL, and VERY FUN…. so sit back, enjoy the ride and learn from the other LJ’s as they are a group of extremely talented people that are also very friendly…
I apologize for the late welcome but I am currently serving overseas and don’t have a lot of spare time on my hands.

Enjoy your time here on LJ and pass the word to any of your woodworking buddies about us…


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#7 posted 941 days ago

Table Saw Size Questions
My new work shop should be finished in the next month, so I am beginning to think about the tools. First thing will be a table saw. Previously I owned a grizzly 10 “, 3 hp saw, it was an older model, I bought it used. I think it was built in the late 90’s (97 or 98 not sure). Of course I have been looking at all the choices out there, jet, delta, powermatic, steel city, sawstop but am leaning toward the grizzly since I had good luck with the first one, and it looks like the most saw for the money.

There are three that I am focusing on two 10 inch, 3 hp, and one 12 inch 5 hp #1. , #2. , #3.

I am really like the 12 inch extreme series 5 hp model. If I am reading all the spec sheets right, the 12 inch has a has a 30 ¾ “ deep top verses a 27 inch top on the 10 inch models, which is good. Also the arbor on the 12 inch is 1 inch diameter but the 10 inch is only 5/8 inch, not sure if this is good.

Would the blade and arbor size really limit my choices and increase the cost of dado blades and rip,cross cut etc blades. 12 inch longer life etc.

Is the trunnions on the 12 inch extreme series beefier than on the 10 inch model.

The 10 inch Grizzly G0691 has a “Leeson” motor, which I am guessing is a brand. Does it have a reputation for being a more reliable motor?

I am just a hobbyist wood worker is the 12 inch just overkill and added expenses for not much additional benefit ?

I appreciate any and all comments. Please tell me if I am over looking anything.

Thanks in advance for your help.

-- Mike

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