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Scott C.

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#1 posted 09-06-2014 04:36 AM

Skip the portable and start your search at contractor saws. They offer a lot of room to grow and can accomplish most tasks without headache or buyers remorse. It seems most of the newer contractor saws are becoming closer to hybrids, albeit with table mounted trunnions. Maybe a little more difficult to calibrate and you’ll have to do it more often then a cabinet saw, but they can be very accurate if you spend the time to set them up well. Watch out for blade shift in some of the newer models (ridgid, craftsman, some grizzly’s). If most of your work is with 4/4 lumber or less, the typical 1 1/2 HP of the contractor saw is very adequate with a good blade.

-- measure twice, cut once, swear and start over.

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