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#1 posted 596 days ago

If you need to stick to a jobsite type saw and you want to stick with Sears, look at this saw, the 21828.
It has a 15 amp motor, standard miter slots, and can mount a 6” dado . These are all good things to look for in any saw and it is compact and easy to build into the aforementioned cabinet Docholiday spoke of.

As a bonus, it only costs $200. Really one of the sleeper deals out there.

The other alternative would be to step on up, and spend an additional $200 to the 21833, which is the same saw as the very popular Ridgid 4512. This looks like a real cabinet/hybrid saw, has a cast iron top (with steel wings), 1 3/4 hp belt drive induction motor. Definitely not portable at over 200 lbs, but it is on wheels. I have one of these myself and mine has some alignment issues, but I think most of the bugs have been ironed out of this design by now. Mine is 3 yrs old.

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