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Table Saws - List your make and model

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


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twoblacklabs

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#51 posted 07-06-2012 11:29 PM

Jet JWTS-10. No complaints. Bought it used but I love it. Cast iron wings on both sides. Won’t change unless I find a great deal on an Unisaw that I can restore.

-- If You Haven't Got the Time to Do It Right, When Will You Find the Time to Do It Over?

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Bill1225

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#52 posted 07-06-2012 11:37 PM

pm2000, bosch jobsite saw, and old makita 8 1/4’‘

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WhoMe

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#53 posted 07-06-2012 11:42 PM

Current saw, early 80’s vintage Craftsman table saw with upgraded Delta fence.
Dream saw, Saw Stop 3hp cabinet saw with a 36” fence and mobile base. I am slowly saving for that but have to wire the garage for 220V first….

-- I'm not clumsy.. It's just the floor hates me, the tables and chairs are bullies and the wall gets in the way.. - Mike -

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JimmyJam

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#54 posted 07-07-2012 12:06 AM

Sawstop Contractor Table Saw (bought used) and upgraded after purchase with cast iron wings and 52” fence.

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Mickey Cassiba

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#55 posted 07-07-2012 12:18 AM

Delta Contractor, 36-441B. Last contractor built in the old Tupelo plant. And she’s a honey.

-- One of these hammers oughta fix that...

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Greg..the Cajun Wood Artist

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#56 posted 07-07-2012 01:02 AM

Grizzly GO478 cabinet saw. I keep it tuned up and use an Incra Fence system.

-- We all must start somewhere in our journey of doing what we love to do.

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gfadvm

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#57 posted 07-07-2012 02:11 AM

Grizzly 715P. I think I’m the only person on this site that likes this saw! I think I got lucky and have no dreams/plans to upgrade (unless this one craps out)

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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DaveFFMedic

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#58 posted 07-07-2012 02:30 AM

My first and probably only table saw a Grizzly 1023SL. Yeah, it has a splitter and I would rather have a riving knife, but it is everything I want in a table saw otherwise.

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Craftsman on the lake

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#59 posted 07-07-2012 02:32 AM

Rockwell Delta 10”contractors saw circa 1984

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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stratiA

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#60 posted 07-07-2012 02:35 AM

Ridgid 3650

love it

-- Strati Alepidis, Burlington, Ma, Member Red Sox nation

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Richard

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#61 posted 07-07-2012 04:24 AM

Ridgid TS2412, I am pretty happy with it and it’s wholly adequate for the kind of wwing I do. I especially like the ability to move it quickly as I am very limited on space.

I haven’t spent much time thinking about a dream saw, but I like the offerings from both Grizzly and Steel City Tool Works.

-- "It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble. It's what you know for sure that just ain't so." - Mark Twain

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dbhost

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#62 posted 07-07-2012 04:42 AM

Thinks BT3100-1 fully outfitted. Dream saw is the SawStop 3HP PCS with the wide fence.

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com

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DeLayne Peck

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#63 posted 07-07-2012 05:09 AM

A refurbished Delta 34-444 Type I contractor saw. No ones dream saw, but a Craiglist bargain. Upgraded with a linked belt, high quality blade, more accessible start quick shut-off switch, saw dust collection, highly tuned, and polished. Works like a champion. Not dreaming of a modern saw.

-- DJ Peck, Lincoln Nebraska. I think of my shop as Fritter City. I am the Mayor.

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dnick

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#64 posted 07-08-2012 03:39 AM

Craftsman 22116. It does everything I ask it to.

-- dnick, North Hollywood, Ca.

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jeff

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#65 posted 07-08-2012 08:27 AM

Rigid 4512.

-- Jeff,Tucson,Az.

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Lee Barker

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#66 posted 07-08-2012 01:11 PM

Powermatic 66. Purchased at an IRS auction. Its prior owner, a neighboring cabinetmaker, stole my identity, bought material in my name, defrauded his customers and, eventually, was cuffed while on the job at a school. A genuine sociopath of the first water. There were published judgments against him for over a third of a million.

He skimmed off his big (Euro) stuff but the rest of the shop went to the poorly advertised auction. 20 people there, most of them fellow cabinetmakers who knew what I had gone through in the prior year. The 66 was in pieces, but I knew it was savable. When I bid on it, the rest of the bidders stopped. I hauled it home for $400.

I desire nothing more.

Kindly,

Lee

-- "...in his brain, which is as dry as the remainder biscuit after a voyage, he hath strange places cramm'd with observation, the which he vents in mangled forms." --Shakespeare, "As You Like It"

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MedicKen

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#67 posted 07-08-2012 01:47 PM

1952 Oliver 232. Upgraded from a 1965 Delta Unisaw.

-- My job is to give my kids things to discuss with their therapist....medic20447@gmail.com

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Planeman40

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#68 posted 07-08-2012 02:31 PM

2011 Hammer K3 Winner sliding table table saw.

So I already have my dream saw and it didn’t cost me anything (I won it in a Hammer drawing). However I remind everyone having a great saw is nice, but it doesn’t make one a master craftsman. Many master craftsmen around the world are doing their thing with the most miserable equipment. Its knowledge and ability that make a master craftsman.

Planeman

-- Always remember: It is a mathematical certainty that half the people in this country are below average in intelligence!

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Gene Howe

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#69 posted 07-08-2012 03:48 PM

Shopsmith with a Jointech Sawtrain/Cabinet maker’s system added.
Had the Smith for 33 years and the Jointech add on for 9.
The Smith and I have build several dozen kitchens, numerous commercial cabinets and displays and a few bookcases and the like. It’s now making boxes and briefcases. I’ts enjoying semi retirement with me.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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RogerC

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#70 posted 07-08-2012 03:57 PM

Bought myself a mint condition used general 650 a few months back. some guy had in his basement since 99 and it never saw rust, he was a real fussy guy. Just a beauty, love it so far. 3hp Baldor and deluxe excalibur fence when they were stilll made in canada.

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bryguy22

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#71 posted 07-08-2012 04:12 PM

Grizzly 1023 with router table. I love it, upgraded from a rigid which is not a bad saw at all, just not has heavy duty and much lighter in weight and motor size. Blade choice is so important, i like freud rip blades and atb combination blades. Never tred a forest woodworker 2 but hear they are nice. Had to upgrade shop to 220, would never go back, tools draw less amps, light don’t flicker when pushing hard cuts and can rund dust collector when saw is running without fear of blowing the breaker.

-- Bryan, york pa

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wbrisett

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#72 posted 07-08-2012 04:41 PM

Delta X5 Unisaw. I have upgraded the fence to the Incra fence on this year, and several years ago added the, now discontinued, Jessem Sliding Table. Oh yeah, and I added the HTC out feed roller table to it as well.

Honestly, I can’t think of anything else I need to add or could want for the saw (other than a bigger place for it).

Wayne

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Paul M Cohen

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#73 posted 07-08-2012 04:41 PM

I have a Shopsmith 2HP Mark 7 PowerPro.

-- Paul, Beaverton OR, www.TravelbyPaul.com

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GreenMtns

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#74 posted 07-08-2012 05:25 PM

Moved from an old Craftsman contractors saw to a Craftsman Premium Hybrid saw that looks to be the same as a Steel City Hybrid. It has Granite tops and I mounted my Vega fence on it. I am very pleased with this saw. Slices through 8/4 maple with no problems.

-- Al Western Vermont

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nitrowood

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#75 posted 07-08-2012 05:47 PM

Craftsman 113 series 1 hp with a link belt and Freud combination blade. Cuts through maple great. Also built a router table on the end of it. Plus put WoodRiver wheels on it for mobility.

-- Craig , Woodworking is what I love to do. Trucking is what I have to do.

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Terry Ferguson

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#76 posted 07-08-2012 09:48 PM

Have owned many table saws in the past from small contracto’rs saws to sliding panel saws.
Had to give up my Powermatic to move to present location. Since here I have burned up to two cheap little Ryobi’s. Now have a DeWalt 745 portable that is extremely loud.
Hope someday to get back into something solid like a Powermatic, but not holding my breath on that.

-- Terry Ferguson, Bend Oregon

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DaveDelo

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#77 posted 07-08-2012 10:50 PM

Ridgid R4511

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b2rtch

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#78 posted 07-08-2012 11:59 PM

Delta Unisaw 3HP 1987

-- Bert

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Blackie_

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#79 posted 07-09-2012 12:22 AM

Hitachi C10FL with an upgraded fence from crapy factory to the Delta T2 T-30

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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RJRosa

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#80 posted 07-09-2012 12:48 AM

Had a craftsman contractors saw with a vega fence and router table insert. Could never get it adjusted quite right and got tired of moving it. Once I get my new house (soon hopefully) then either the Ridgid 4512 or for three times the cash a powermatic .. Everyone seems to like the Ridgid so I may go that way. Probably all the saw I’d need. I’m a noob with some of this what’s the difference between a splitter and a riving knife? I disliked my splitter on the old craftsman!

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JimNEB

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#81 posted 07-09-2012 12:56 AM

Laguna Platnium Series

-- Jim, Nebraska

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OnlyJustME

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#82 posted 07-09-2012 01:01 AM

Hitachi C10FL stock. Soon to be rewired for 220v at least. Looking in to other mods i can do to it. Made my own zer0 clearance insert for it so far. Plan to redo dust collection to make it 4”. Beef up the frame around the casters. Hopefully upgrade the fence. Find some cast iron wings capable of being attached to it …..etc….etc….etc

Or just visit Bert’s shop and trade with him lol think he’ll notice?

-- In the end, when your life flashes before your eyes, will you like what you see?

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b2rtch

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#83 posted 07-09-2012 01:44 AM

OnlyJustME, I do not know how much you pay for your saw and how much more you are willing to spend to upgrade it.
I paid $500 for my Unisaw.
I recommend that you stop spending money on your Hitachi and seriously look for a better saw.

-- Bert

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crashn

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#84 posted 07-09-2012 01:50 AM

Grizzly 0715P. Love it.

GFADVM, nah, I love my 0715p so you are not alone!

-- Crashn - the only thing I make more of than sawdust is mistakes

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crank49

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#85 posted 07-09-2012 01:57 AM

Craftsman 21833. Complete with variable alignment issue.
The predecessor to the Ridgid 4512.

My dream saw would be a SawStop 3HP Cabinet saw.

-- Michael :-{| “If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed.” ― A H

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OnlyJustME

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#86 posted 07-09-2012 05:45 AM

I upgraded from a little delta saw(i forget the model # but basically one step up from the bench top saw). Paid $200 for it off of the Clist and it is in very good shape. Got it from a guy who upgraded from the hitachi to a Uni-saw. Some day i hope i can do the same but not easy to dish out more than what i did on this saw at once. My eyes are always open for them deals of a life time though and if i ever find one i hope i’m not to old to pounce on it.
I won’t spend much more on it except for maybe a better fence system which will most likely be able to be put on the next saw i upgrade to if i can’t modify the current one to my satisfaction.

-- In the end, when your life flashes before your eyes, will you like what you see?

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Joseph Jossem

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#87 posted 07-09-2012 06:00 AM

2 powermatic 66 I would like a altendorf with sliding table.

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BobLoblaw

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#88 posted 07-09-2012 06:25 AM

I currently have an 80s era 3hp PM 66.

Since it’s already my dream saw, my dream would be for someone to design and sell a blade shroud for improved dust collection.

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Scot

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#89 posted 07-09-2012 09:40 AM

New Delta Unisaw. 52” fence, 5 H.P.
Great saw, smooth ,quiet and very, very accurate.

-- If the old masters had power tools, they would have used them. So get off your damn High Horse.

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Blackie_

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#90 posted 07-09-2012 10:29 AM

Bert and Matt, talking about the C10FL I bought mine new from Lowes, though it’s not the best by any means but I don’t think it’s the worse either and I’ve not had any problems with mine other then the crappy fence, I see no need for any further upgrades again other then the fence that I just did.

I would like to know how Matt made his zero clearance, I’‘ve been wanting one for mine.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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b2rtch

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#91 posted 07-09-2012 10:43 AM

I do not mean the say that the Hitachi is not a good saw, I believe that it is a good saw.
What I mean the say is that one can spend as much money as he wants upgrading a Geo Metro, he will never make a Lexus out of it.
If you want a Lexus and you cannot afford a brand new one, buy a used one and, it it is need it, rebuilt it.
I was the very happy owner of a Rigid R4511 for about 3 years, a very good saw, especially for the $299.00 I paid for new but obviously it was not in the same league than a Unisaw or a Powermatic.
If you want a Unisaw or a Powermatic, that’s what you have to buy.
I live in SLC Utah, every week there are very good deal in the local classified for Unisaws, not so much for Powermatics.

http://www.ksl.com/index.php?nid=218&ad=20902704&cat=&lpid=&search=unisaw

http://www.ksl.com/index.php?nid=218&ad=21015966&cat=&lpid=0&search=unisaw

-- Bert

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bunkie

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#92 posted 07-09-2012 11:02 AM

I have a Grizzley 1023SL and a ShopSmith Mark V 520.

Dream saw? Perhaps a Sawstop, but the 1023SL is pretty nice.

I had a Hitachi C10FL. Not a bad saw, but it had a couple of quirks that led me to sell it.

-- Altruism is, ultimately, self-serving

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NH_Hermit

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#93 posted 07-09-2012 11:09 AM

Just got a Jet JPS-10 708482K about 4 weeks ago. This is enough for my current needs and wants.

-- John from Horse Shoe

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OnlyJustME

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#94 posted 07-09-2012 11:26 AM

Out here on the east coast by washington dc you cant touch a unisaw for less than $600 and then it needs a bit of work. I would love to have a true cabinet saw but just not in the budget especially when i need to overhaul a band saw and get dust collection.

-- In the end, when your life flashes before your eyes, will you like what you see?

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BinghamtonEd

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#95 posted 07-09-2012 11:51 AM

Bosch 4100-09. Currently working with very limited space, and I love the saw.

-- - The mightiest oak in the forest is just a little nut that held its ground.

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knotscott

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#96 posted 07-09-2012 11:59 AM

RJRosa said: ”what’s the difference between a splitter and a riving knife?”

A splitter is either completely fixed in position, or is limited to tilting with the blade but is fixed vertically. A riving knife will rise and fall with the blade as well as tilt with the blade….it’s also positioned in closer proximity to the blade. Both essentially do the same job, but a riving knife is the better design IMO….the riving knife’s biggest advantage is that it’s not in the way as often, and is less cumbersome, so it’s more likely to be on the saw to do it’s job.

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

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RogerM

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#97 posted 07-09-2012 02:59 PM

Delta Model 36-L31X-BC50 Left Tilt Cabinet saw with a 50 inch Beismeyer fence system. Very hard to beat with a Forrest WWII blade.

-- Roger M, Aiken, SC

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MichaelAgate

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#98 posted 07-10-2012 01:39 AM

Great job everyone for telling about and showing your saws. I think we may overtake the Handplanes of your dreams. :) Thanks all for contributing.

-- Michael and Matthew

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reedwood

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#99 posted 07-10-2012 03:10 AM

Delta X5 5 hp. cabinet saw w/ biesemeyer fence, 50” capacity with outfeed table and rolling stand.

also: 10” Dewalt portable w/ 24” geared fence – for the jobsite… nice little saw.

I was really surprised to see so few saws like mine.

I guess Delta isn’t the prefered “Made in USA” saw of choice anymore. Sigh.

BTW – My 1st. table saw (1974?) was a used 1960s 1 1/ HP. Craftsman 10” with a cast iron top that TILTED instead of the blade… very unusual.

-- Mark - I prefer the tumult of liberty to the quiet of servitude.

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#100 posted 07-10-2012 03:50 AM

@bobloblaw have you seen the Shark Guard?

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