|Forum topic by DannyBoy||posted 09-11-2009 03:40 PM||4810 views||1 time favorited||34 replies|
09-11-2009 03:40 PM
I, like many, have arrived at the moment in my journey where the collapsible, portable table saw that I bought to start will no longer meet my needs. (Not to mention that screws have started randomly falling out of the bottom.) So, within a couple of months I will be making what will possibly be my most expensive tool purchase so far.
I have a few requirements, and I’m trying to keep in mind that I am a hobbyist that doesn’t make any note-able income off of woodworking (as far as the IRS is concerned).
About a year ago, I started looking around to buy a replacement for my Ryobi and I looked long and hard and saved a little up for the Ridgid TS3650, but then they stopped selling that model. I then focused on the nice Delta they had at Lowes (sorry, can’t remember the model #) and now it has been discontinued as well. As I said in the extras, I don’t want a granite top so the new Ridgid model is not an option. And I don’t want a cabinet saw so the Grizzly hybrid won’t due either.
I have done quite a bit of searching of the tool-porn catalogues (that’s what the wife calls ‘em). So far, I’ve come up with two that I would actually seriously consider, however if anyone has any ideas on other values out there, I’ll be more than happy to research them.
Here are my picks (both Grizzly):
Any help our learned readers could offer would be great. Thanks for your input!
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