|Review by ABrown||posted 08-14-2010 06:06 AM||5774 views||1 time favorited||36 comments|
I’ve had this saw for about two years. It’s too bad that Rdgid quit manfacturing this saw cause its great saw to own. I have no mechanical problems at all with this saw. I do have the same complaints that everybody else that owns one of these saws has with it. The fence is my biggest problem, the two piece rail has a bump where it connects and I’ve also noticed that when you are cutting 1/4’’ and smaller ply it wants to slide under the fence a little bit. The blade guard/splitter lacks a little to be desired. These small problems wouldn’t stop me from buying the saw again if I could. Most people “mod” this saw with Biesemeyer, Incra and other types of fences I’ve seen a few with overarm blade guards, and router tables attached to them, and this is an excellent saw for upgrades. I know there is a lot of people out there scared of the granite top, I have treated this saw no differently than the Jet contractors saw I had before it and I have yet to chip or crack the top. So It passes my toughness test. The herc u lift casters do an ok job of moving the saw just make shure you don’t have any cracks in the floor, I hit a seam in the floor of my shop and turned the saw over and it took about and hour and a half to get it back upright. Overall I believe that this is a great saw to own and a pleasure to use. I would recommend it to anyone.