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Posted on Okay.. someone got me thinking... Steel City 35990C vs. Ridgid R4512

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#1 posted 1192 days ago

I am unfortunately in the same predicament. I’ve been looking for just the right table saw to fit my budget and my workshop. I have simply out grown the crappy skil portable saw i wasted a hundred dollars on. I’ve been lurking this forum for a while waiting for someone to tell me what to buy and alas it hasn’t happened yet. I’ve been looking at the ridgid r4512, the PC PCB270TS, the steel city 35990C, and a few others. I’m trying to stay around this price point because there are other tools ie. a jointer I’d also like to buy. Unfortunately the only one I’ve actually gotten to see up close is the PC and the only downside i see is the awful extensions which i know can be replaced. But I don’t know where the trunnions attach. HD never seems to have a R4512 in stock. I’m a hands on type of purchaser, I don’t like buying things I can’t poke and prod. As for CL, the only table saws that seem to get posted are large cabinet saws, which would consume my workshop. But it would be sweet to have the space for one, I keep seeing good deals on ‘em.

And I’ve read a few of knotscott’s posts, you really know your tools. You posted a long post about tables saws. It was well written and very explanatory. Tell you what though, it only left me more uncertain.


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