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#1 posted 02-08-2012 11:39 PM

I have had the Ridgid granite topped saw for a few years now. I was a little leery of it at first, but find it durable and have not had any issues whatsoever thank goodness.

Knotscotts point is the main reason I bought the saw, and that was to have cabinet mounted trunnions. At the time $450 for a baby cabinet saw was too good to pass up. I had originally thought I would have sold it and moved to a bigger saw by now, but once I mounted the Delta T2 fence to it the saw works perfectly and since most of my work is in 4/4 and 5/4 wood I really have not had the need for more power.

I did take the T bar out of my miter gauge, but that’s really the only thing different I have done from my previous cast iron saw.

Hammers do stay on my workbench. I use the same paste wax on the granite top as I do on my jointer tables and it keeps the surface quite slick.

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