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#1 posted 02-07-2012 05:08 AM

The 35925 has cabinet mounted trunnions and a one-piece cast blade shroud for an arbor carriage, and a riving knife, which are nice features for a hybrid saw. The fence isn’t great on this saw, having a two-piece front rail system, but it’s functional and if you’re handy the two piece rail can be replaced by a one piece steel tube stock from a steel supply house. It’s essentially the same saw as the former Ridgid R4511 in a full enclosure…Steel City/Orion made the R4516. The Craftsman 22116 is very similar to the 35925, but comes with an upgraded fence…also made by Steel City/Orion. I’ve seen the 22116 drop below $900 on several occasions…even as low as $700 once, but I wouldn’t count on that price.

Here’s a look at what’s under the hood of all three of the above mentioned saws:

By any chance do you have 220v? If so, I’d strongly consider the jump to a 3hp cabinet saw.

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