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Rigid 4510, a Beginner's Perspective

Rigid 4510, a Beginner's Perspective

01-03-2013 12:58 AM by bbasiaga | 10 comments »

I have been lucky enough to be collecting some tools to help me expand my project capabilities from rough carpentry to some finer work. I recently got a planer, and today added a table saw. Previously I had made very good, and I’d like to think creative, use of a straight cut guide for my circular saw and a compound miter saw. After having worn out my CMS, I was preparing to purchase another, and decided to instead give it a little TLC and buy a table saw. I read many reviews and ...

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Good enough, but not perfect

Good enough, but not perfect

12-24-2012 12:25 PM by colvinatch | 21 comments »

First, for what it’s worth, I have a Masters degree in functional design (woodworking) and studied under a master woodworker for 4 years. In our school shop we had large industrial 1960’s and 1970’s vintage Delta and Powermatic tools that had as much iron and steel in them as a Mack truck, so I know how a real saw is supposed to work, look and feel. Flash forward 15 years… For five years I have been using a crappy entry level ($100.00) table saw and it is simply god...

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G1023RLW after a year and a few projects...

G1023RLW after a year and a few projects...

12-23-2012 08:03 AM by harvey4804 | 8 comments »

I purchased this G1023RLW back in October 2010. After a few back-orders I finally received the saw December 2010. Now, I purchased this saw because I was in the process of purchasing a house and we were only weeks away from closing and I figured that by the time the saw ships, I’d be moved in… WELLLL, long story short and nearly a year later and almost 10 offers on 10 other homes later we ended up closing August 2011 on the ONLY “traditional sale” in my area. Since th...

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General International 50-200R M1 Table Saw

General International 50-200R M1 Table Saw

12-13-2012 11:26 PM by jmacz | 31 comments »

March 5, 2014 FYI: I have had several different batches of the 50-203 inserts from GI and none have the correct screw location for the table top. The GI provided solution is to drill new holes. GI cannot even tell me which is wrong according to THEIR manufacturing specifications; table top/original insert or the 50-203. I want a resin insert for the good blade. I have made 5 inserts for other uses and currently use one for the good blade cuts. This could be an issue with the 50-275R mo...

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SawStop 3HP Professional Cabinet Saw W/ 36" T-Glide Fence System

SawStop 3HP Professional Cabinet Saw W/ 36" T-Glide Fence System

11-18-2012 03:34 PM by Chris | 31 comments »

For many years I have used a General 50-185 Contractor saw. It performed well over the years but my woodworking has advanced enough that I wanted something a little better. I have looked at the major cabinet saw brands but came back to this one because the others didn’t really trump it in any way plus it has superior safety features. I know that there are a lot of SawStop haters out there but my decision had very specific reasoning to back it up. My right index finger was severed by shr...

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New Table saw for my shop

New Table saw for my shop

11-04-2012 08:28 PM by jerrells | 21 comments »

Well I finally burn out my old cheap table saw. I guess cutting some hard oak limbs was too much for it. I shopped around for something that I thought woul;d fit my needs for years to come. I decided on the Dewalt 745. It is going to be a Christmas present from my wife, my daughter and son-in-law and some money i pitched in. I was going to wait till black Friday to see if there was a better price. I normally show at Lowes and they had it for $369 which seemed to be the going price. I just hap...

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Ridgid R4510

Ridgid R4510

10-07-2012 07:34 PM by Johnny Boy | 11 comments »

I have decided to buy this saw not as a replacement but as a complement to my stationary/big bertha/woodshop tablesaw. Nothing new compared to other comments. I just want to add my 5 stars to the stack. The original 500 CAD price was a bit high for me and I was about to resign myself to wait and bang !.150 CAD OFF !. The promo is still active.On Homedepot.ca website, search for TS2400LS instead of R4510. I think the R4510 is the new version butHD site is not up to date. Anyways… ...

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Great Investment for a Small Shop

Great Investment for a Small Shop

10-06-2012 04:26 PM by Chris Moellering | 10 comments »

This is my first table saw. I picked it up at my local Lowes a about 2 months ago now. My impressions after a few projects with it— Assembly & Set-UpPutting it together out of the box was a fairly straightforward affair. The saw came set square and true according to my checks. That being said, I’m not a micrometer-wielding woodworker. But it’s been fine for what I’ve done thus far. OperationIt cuts well. The supplied blade seems pretty decent. I have noticed ...

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A Great Saw...But Fence is lacking

A Great Saw...But Fence is lacking

09-22-2012 03:59 PM by WoodWorkWarrior | 14 comments »

My first shop was on the balcony of a small apartment – and it started with a Bosch jobsite table saw. A worthy table saw for my first, but finally last year I decided to get serious with my shop and after much research, purchased a Grizzly G0715P Hybrid table saw. First Impressions – excitement! From jobsite saw to a 2HP, cast iron top, full size table, I couldn’t be happier. After initial assembly and alignment I couldn’t wait to make some cuts. The saw did not di...

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Had this saw three months

Had this saw three months

09-19-2012 09:22 AM by Howie | 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...

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