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#1 posted 03-01-2013 03:47 AM

The “General” saws are good contractor saws with good fences, but are an older technology with no riving knife and outboard motors, if so I think $500 is on the steep side. Typical Contractor’s saw nit picking. Considering that most people never have installed the splitter on their table saws, in my opinion the Riving knife isn’t a deal breaker, and neither is a motor hanging out the back. Most people use an outfeed table or roller stand out the back of the saw, so where is the real estate lost ? The Delta could be a really nice deal if it’s in decent shape, it’s likely a 36-717 hybrid. The R4511 and Delta could both be good deals. You might consider buying both, putting the Biese on the R4511 and reselling the Delta with the R4511’s fence. I also don’t understand the logic in that statement. Are you trying to tell us that the Ridgid R4511 is a better saw then the Delta 36-717 Hybrid ? I’d have to disagree. Buy the Delta 36-717 with the Biesemeyer fence.

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