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Table Saws - List your make and model

by MichaelAgate
posted 07-06-2012 11:58 AM


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chrisstef

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#1 posted 07-06-2012 12:02 PM

I just recently acquired a Grizzly G1023. I dream small so for right now, this is the one.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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Howie

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#2 posted 07-06-2012 12:05 PM

I have a 3650 and a General50-200r

-- Life is good.

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BootsTripp

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#3 posted 07-06-2012 12:16 PM

My perpetual hunt for my first table saw is still underway. I think I’ve narrowed it down to:
Practical and most likely – Ridgid R4512
If I splurge a little – Grizzly G1023RL OR G0690
Dream saw – Sawstop PCS (won’t happen)

-- The Dude abides

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Jeff in Huntersville

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#4 posted 07-06-2012 12:26 PM

Ridgid 3650.

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lumberjoe

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#5 posted 07-06-2012 12:30 PM

Current saw – Ridgid R4512
Dream saw – DELTA 36-L352 (Unisaw) or JET JTAS-10XL50-1DX (Deluxe Xacta Saw PLUS)

-- www.etsy.com/shop/KandJWoodCrafts

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#6 posted 07-06-2012 12:48 PM

Ridgid 3650.

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Roger

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#7 posted 07-06-2012 12:48 PM

An old Craftsman model from the ‘50’s with a Biesemeyer fence of coarse. :)

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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Bobmedic

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#8 posted 07-06-2012 12:49 PM

Ridgid R4512 dream saw Saw Stop 5hp

-- Save lives, ease suffering, reduce morbidity and mortality, stomp out pestilence and disease, postpone the inevitable, and fake compassion. The Paramedics Creed

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Cato

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#9 posted 07-06-2012 01:07 PM

Ridgid R4511, currently parked in the corner

and the Jet Xacta Deluxe that I upgraded to in March.

I realized I kept kinda looking and looking for 2 years at this saw and finally decided that was enough. I must want it so I got it. Been very pleased with it.

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NiteWalker

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#10 posted 07-06-2012 01:09 PM

Delta 36-980.

It works well, but it’s had some abuse over the years, so it needs some work done.

What I really want is one of the steel city cabinet saws that run on 110 power. The main reason is the cabinet mounted trunions.

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

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knotscott

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#11 posted 07-06-2012 01:15 PM

Shop Fox W1677 3hp cabinet saw. I’ve added a BORK riving knife and .Jet Xacta II fence w/router fence attachment.

Dream saw would have been a General 650, but there’s no need and no justification for it.

-- Happiness is like wetting your pants...everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth....

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RussellAP

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#12 posted 07-06-2012 01:20 PM

Ridgid R4512

-- A positive attitude will take you much further than positive thinking ever will.

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cpd011

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#13 posted 07-06-2012 01:25 PM

1947 Unisaw upgraded to a T2 fence. It was my grandpa’s. Just finished restoring it. I love it. Gave my Ridgid 3650 (awesome saw) to my dad.

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TheDane

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#14 posted 07-06-2012 01:30 PM

SawStop PCS-175 … just acquired in May for the new shop ( http://lumberjocks.com/TheDane/blog/30273 ).

I bought the SawStop for the safety feature (10 and 12 year old grandsons will be in the shop with me), and was pleasantly surprised to find I had purchased a first class piece of engineerting as well.

It replaced a 6 year old Jet 708100 (Workshop Tablesaw).

—Gerry

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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Brrman

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#15 posted 07-06-2012 01:58 PM

Started off with a Delta TS350 about 6 years ago.
I still have the 350 but my main saw is now a 1980 Unisaw with Incra fence.

-- "Being a perfectionist does not make one perfect..."

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roundguy

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#16 posted 07-06-2012 02:09 PM

Powermatic 66, bought in ‘95.

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a1Jim

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#17 posted 07-06-2012 02:10 PM

5 HP POWERMATIC 66

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Brandon

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#18 posted 07-06-2012 02:18 PM

Ridgid R4511—It’s been enough for me so far. I’m ambivalent toward the granite top. I would like to upgrade down the road to a 3hp cabinet, but I doubt that’ll happen anytime soon.

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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Bertha

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#19 posted 07-06-2012 02:24 PM

Old JET Contractor with some upgrades
Dream: 5HP Oliver or Northfield cabinet
Ridiculous dream: Altendorf

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#20 posted 07-06-2012 02:26 PM

G0444Z. All I’ll ever need.
Bill

-- bill@magraphics.us

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RH913

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#21 posted 07-06-2012 02:28 PM

PM 2000
terrific machine!!!

-- RALPH

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SnowyRiver

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#22 posted 07-06-2012 02:42 PM

1988 3 HP Powermatic 66. That is my dream saw.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#23 posted 07-06-2012 02:48 PM

Currently a Ridgid 4511 (Love that Granite)

Wishing for a 5 hp SawStop with all the goodies.

-- Behind the Bark is a lot of Heartwood----Charles, Centennial, CO

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Loren

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#24 posted 07-06-2012 03:52 PM

Felder K500,
Cheshire & Greenfield linotype cutter,
Elu “Muhlacker” Flip-over saw

I’ve been looking for a Norsaw and I’d love to have room for
a full-sized slider like an Altendorf.

-- http://lawoodworking.com

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JusticeBeaver

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#25 posted 07-06-2012 05:05 PM

Does it count if I say my current table saw is a band saw and my dream table saw is a long bed jointer? ;-)

But for real now, if I had perhaps an additional 200 sqft in my 190sqft shop my dream saw would be a sawstop cabinet saw. I’ve got kids running around.

-- Lonnie - Peachtree Corners, GA

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sixstring

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#26 posted 07-06-2012 06:10 PM

1994 Powermatic 66, 10”, left tilt, 3HP. I also have my little Ryobi 10” that is now my mobile saw.

Dream saw? I can say I’m very pleased with what I have now although I suppose having one of those new fangles riving knives may be a safer tool. Who doesnt want a new Sawstop right?

-- JC Garcia, Concord, CA : "It's easier to ask forgiveness than permission..."

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rogerrylie

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#27 posted 07-06-2012 06:11 PM

2010 General 650 (LT) 3HP

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Joe Weaver

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#28 posted 07-06-2012 06:13 PM

Ridgid R4512

-- Joe, Ga

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Phil68

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#29 posted 07-06-2012 06:13 PM

Ridgid R4512. LOVE IT!

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toolie

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#30 posted 07-06-2012 06:19 PM

ridgid ts2412 (tricked out with 3612 fittings) new in 2003
c-man 10” CI TS by emerson electric circa 1970
1972 delta unisaw acquired in 5/12
c-man wall hung portable TS for helping friends onsite (vintage unknown)

-- there's a solution to every problem.......you just have to be willing to find it.

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Bill7255

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#31 posted 07-06-2012 06:25 PM

Jet cabinet CTAS 10-1 mid 80’s. No problems.

Dream saw SawStop

-- Bill R

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Blackbear

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#32 posted 07-06-2012 06:25 PM

I was lucky and found a 1980’s unisaw with extension table and unifence for $450. No restoration needed besides some light polishing of the table top!

I’m too new to have a perfect saw in mind. I like the concept of the SawStop, and also like the square biesmier style fences that seem easier to build jigs for. I have that funky shaped Unifence.

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Charlie

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#33 posted 07-06-2012 06:39 PM

Steel City 35990G – once I got my head wrapped around the wing seams in the miter slots and how that affects your procedure for aligning everything, I really fell in love. The granite top has not been an issue at all. It’s got decent power for what I do and since I last tweaked all of the alignments, I’m only off about 1mm in 12 feet (yeah I know I’m mixing metric and US, but…. it is what it is).

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Nate Meadows

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#34 posted 07-06-2012 07:00 PM

I use a 1930 Atlas 8in saw with a 1HP Lesson Motor

My dream saw would definitely be the Laguna TS.

http://www.lagunatools.com/tablesaws/tablesaw-tsws#

Nate

-- "With a little bit of faith, and some imagination, you can build anything!" Nate

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RibsBrisket4me

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#35 posted 07-06-2012 07:21 PM

Emerson era Craftsman Contractor Saw

1996

113.298762

I now have a nicer miter gauge and fence system. :)

-- http://www.PictureTrail.com/gid6255915

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Woodmaster1

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#36 posted 07-06-2012 07:30 PM

Started with a craftsman contractor saw gave it to a friend and bought a 5hp unisaw last fall ( great saw ) At school I have a jet 10” cabinet saw ( underpowered, I try not using it ), a Powermatic 66 5hp ( 44yrs old ) and a pcs 175 saw stop ( nice saw ) .

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Gary

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#37 posted 07-06-2012 07:37 PM

R3650

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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barecycles

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#38 posted 07-06-2012 08:28 PM

Current: Rockwell Unisaw, 3HP 3 phase with a T2 fence.

Dream: Rockwell Unisaw, 3HP 3 phase with a T2 fence.

-- Sweeping up sawdust in Texas

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sawdustphill

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#39 posted 07-06-2012 08:28 PM

currently own delta unisaw 36-L352

dream saw delta unisaw same as above but with 5 hp maybe, although I am very pleased with this one

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#40 posted 07-06-2012 08:36 PM

I’m making do with my Delta 34-670. I made a workstation to set it in and fitted a Delta T2 fence to the workstation. My dream saw is one with a larger table, quieter motor, and longer arbor.

-- Timing has a lot to do with the outcome of a rain dance. --Kevin in Happy Valley

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John's Woodshop

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#41 posted 07-06-2012 09:12 PM

I have A 50’s Model #103.27270 Craftsman Cabinet Saw with a 50” Delta Unifence.

John

-- John -- Racine, WI -- Woodworking..."It's not just a Hobby, it's an Adventure"

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Robert Brown

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#42 posted 07-06-2012 09:34 PM

Ryobi BT3100 which I bought 7-8 years ago new.

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jumbojack

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#43 posted 07-06-2012 09:55 PM

see signature

-- Made in America, with American made tools....Shopsmith

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turnkey47

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#44 posted 07-06-2012 10:01 PM

powermatic 64A

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AHuxley

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#45 posted 07-06-2012 10:09 PM

PM2000 and PM 72

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Iggles88

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#46 posted 07-06-2012 10:21 PM

Right now newer jet proshop dream saw delta unisaw

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teejk

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#47 posted 07-06-2012 10:30 PM

delta contactor “platinum” model (36-475 I think…cast wings and 32” Unifence). other than dust control (I’m working on it), best saw I’ve ever used.

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Furnitude

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#48 posted 07-06-2012 10:31 PM

Ridgid R4512. Very happy with it.

Dream saw: SawStop cabinet saw

-- Mitch, http://furnitude.blogspot.com Also blog at http://www.craftsy.com/blog/author/mitch-roberson/

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Ryan Haasen

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#49 posted 07-06-2012 10:45 PM

Current: Rockwell Beaver
Dream: SawStop cabinet saw.

-- Ryan

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rdjack21

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#50 posted 07-06-2012 11:21 PM

Current: 1984 Rockwell/Delta 3HP single phase 54” unifence—FlameBirch: check out this fence upgrade it is very nice.

Dream: New 3HP Unisaw but to be honest what I have is just fine.

-- --- Richard Jackson

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