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Jeremy Greiner

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#1 posted 02-27-2012 04:44 AM

Hi Iggles,
I have/had (I’m in the process of selling) a Jet Proshop Hybrid saw overall it’s a good hybrid saw. The lack of a riving knife really does suck in this day and age. Adding and removing the splitter is also a bit of a pain. The blade guard is antiquated and gets in the way in a lot of cuts so it has to be removed completely. Since there is no riving knife for it you’d either have to do without, or go with a custom insert option.

The dust collection on the saw is just ok, but the saw itself is tough it always cut everything I asked of it even 8/4 maple with a full kerf blade. The fence is ok, I’ve found that the aluminum sides can flex slightly under pressure and this somewhat bothers me.

And before you think “I don’t need a splitter/riving knife” I’d recommend watching http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u7sRrC2Jpp4 I nearly crapped my pants just watching it.

Newly designed saws are required to have a riving knife for a good reason, personally buying a NEW saw without one just doesn’t seem like a good idea to me.

One of the reasons I upgraded away from the jet saw was lack of a riving knife, and poor blade guard assembly.

For the price you are paying for the jet, you should get something with a riving knife, and a more convenient blade guard removal system that doesn’t require a wrench.

However if you’re in the Orlando FL area, I’ll be letting go of my proshop for about $400 I think (pricing to sell quickly) .. you’re welcome to come by and check it out.

-jeremy

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