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#1 posted 470 days ago

I’d probably take the saw back if you can, but be sure to explain why to your wife. Mine would go apeshit if it just disappeared and a different one appeared in its place.
My “first” table saw (as in the first one that didnt belong to me Da) was and is a Rockwell contractors saw that I paid less than $100 for. There’s plenty of them out there and Unisaws and clones for a little more if you’re willing to restore them. Even with stamped steel wings an older Delta/Rockwell has the wieght and quality of construction you really need. I happen to think its a lot better to have something thats used of higher quality than something new of lower quality; from airplanes to kitchen knives.
What I am not considering that you may, is that a heavy saw is not particularly portable without a mobile base.


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