|Review by Howie||posted 09-19-2012 01:22 PM||4449 views||1 time favorited||5 comments|
I had this saw for three months now. It replaced a Ridgid 3650 which served me well.
I had been looking at cabinet style saws for a while. I got up one morning and had an email from Woodcrafters that they had this saw for $300.00 off. They only had two(one in the crate,one floor display. I got the one in the crate.(I paid $899.00)
Set up was easy(I did it all myself) Originally I put the stock fence on it and I feel that fence was adequate however thru the generosity of my son, I have replaced it with an Incra 52”
Not much tweeking was required however the extention tables could have fit a little better. Had to smooth the seams out with some 500.
Stock blade was typical stock blade. Nothing to brag about. I don’t care for the blade change mechanism(locking pin) but that is just me.
I mounted the saw on one of Woodcrafters base sets that you add a piece of plywood to the corners. Works okay but not great. I have to turn my saw in my shop for long cuts and with the fixed wheels it is kind of fumbly.
The saw is 220(as was my 3650) seems to have plenty of power. Up/down and tilt work very well and feel solid to the touch.The tilt indicator appears to be accurate however I never use them as I use a wixey box.
Dust collection is 4” out the back of the saw(which was a selling point for me) works good.
Overall I’m pleased and feel I got my moneys worth.
-- Life is good.