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#1 posted 08-13-2010 03:46 AM

I bought their 10” contractors saw back in ‘04. I gave $600 for it. They went up to around $800 since, but it looks like they’ve come back down – it’s $619 on Woodworker’s website right now.

It’s essentially a Chinese no-name. Mine had a bad fence: welded very much out of square between the 2 branches of the T, so I had to lean it way over to get the left face square to the table top, which made the right face twice as bad. It cut OK, but the fence always bothered me, and, like all contractor saws, there was no dust collection. The handwheel locks didn’t lock very well. The front trunnion bolts were very hard to get to; the height and tilt mechanisms were in the way. The blade guard was typical, which means there wasn’t much to it, and I never used it. All in all, I’d say it was no better or worse than any Asian-built $600 contractor’s saw. They’re no Powermatic.

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