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Posted on Which table saw to buy - Steel City 35990c or Porter Cable PCB270TS

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#1 posted 03-08-2011 03:54 PM

All my table tools are Delta x5. A budget for a tool based on money in your pocket won’t get you a good saw or table tool. I would consider waiting until you have more money. You will probably own this saw for the duratiuon of your carrer. It’s the most used and the most important table tool in your shop.

My first saw was a used crapsman on flimsy legs and wheels. Then I bought a 500.00 Delta Contractors saw with a unifence on a roller stand and wired it for 220. Nice saw.

It took awhile but I finally coughed up 1100.00 on sale, for the Delta X5 with a 50” Biesemeyer fence, an extension table, and a roller stand. Awesome machine. I wish I made my own outfeed table. The Delta table could be better but it works.

I don’t know how much room you have but it sounds like this saw will be stationary.
Go big, go for cast iron weight, 220 power, a roller stand, 50” capacity, and buy the fence you want now. Why own 2 fences?

Sounds like you need to save more money. No regrets.

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