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#1 posted 12-22-2012 11:51 PM

Nicole, if you feel up to saving a bit more, I would get the sawstop 3HP pcs if you have 220, if not the 1.75 version of the same saw. The first time you have blade to flesh contact, the saw paid for itself many times over. It’s the direction I’m heading if things go properly after new years.

If those are way out of budget, I’d go for a cabinet saw. Grixxly gets a lot of nods, steel city also makes some great cabinet saws in your price range. Most cabinet saws come with good fences, even the miter gauges aren’t too bad. If you’ll be doing a lot of angles, get one with positive stops like an incra, osborne, etc. I have the incra v27 and it works fine for me.

Shop and spend carefully, and you can have a saw that you will pass down to your kids.
I’m on saw #3 and it’s still not my final saw…

-- He who dies with the most tools... dies with the emptiest wallet.

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