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LucasinBC

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#1 posted 10-06-2011 06:57 AM

Thanks for all the responses everyone – as I had predicted there are lots of good points on either side of the debate. I personally enjoy taking old tools and making the work again, which is what I’ve done with all of my hand planes so far…but I realize table saws are another game.

Cr1 – you are bang on. As I said before, I cringe at the idea of “working my way up” to better equipment. Buying 2 or 3 machines likely is more expensive than just picking the one you want and sticking to it for many years. Don’t know if FELDER is in my budget though.

Motthunter – your point is also well taken. I am not a mechanically inclined person. If the motor fails, I am not the type who enjoys taking it apart and fixing it…which is why I am looking for quality and not quantity right now.

I like to hear the good stuff from Grizzly users. The only thing I can see is that General seems to offer a limited lifetime warranty for their saws which is more than the 1 year on Grizzly. General is also hella more expensive…about 1K more. But again, may be worth it if it’s the last saw I buy.

Decisions decisions! Well, my birthday is coming up, so I may as well set that as my deadline. I’ll let everyone know which way I go.

Thanks again everyone,

-- Making mistakes is essential in learning woodworking.


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