|Forum topic by Chubbz||posted 08-11-2015 03:50 AM||684 views||0 times favorited||8 replies|
08-11-2015 03:50 AM
Hello everyone! I’ve been on the forums for awhile but never have created an account until now.
Just a quick history on me and my woodworking skills. My father is a carpenter and both my grandfathers were master carpenters. Seems fitting that I picked it up as well. I have dabbled with woodworking for a couple years now. Mainly outfitting my garage shop and building a few things here and there for the house. The bulk of my time goes to remolding our house.
On to my question -
Currently I own a Rigid R4512 table saw that I bought at a local HD store for 30% off. As my first table saw I couldn’t beat the deal and my wife was willing to let me have it. Mine does have a similar alignment issue that most people talk about, but it seems mine isn’t as bad. When the blade is rotated down the blade kicks out but soon as it is rotated up the blade kicks right back to the original spot. I’ve measured this with a dial indicator and it hits the original spot every time. This is a decent saw to begin with, but now i have a few issues with it.
1. The fence (I’ve looked into replacing the fence, but do I really want to invest in a new fence on this saw?)
I have narrowed down my search to a Grizzly G0715P table saw. I do not have 220V in my garage nor will I be putting 220V in my garage at this time. For what I do, I don’t see the benefit in spending that much more more to get a 3HP saw. Plus my father has a 3HP saw at his house if I had some extreme cutting to do. The G0715P would be giving me an upgraded fence system, more accurate/consistent saw, cast iron wings, and maybe increased dust collection efficiency. I already have a buyer for my current table saw so this wouldn’t be a hard swap.
My question is… instead of buying a new table saw, should i just use the money towards a bandsaw like the Grizzly G0513P/ANV? When I currently need one I will either A.) figure out a way without it or B.) put my lumber in the truck and drive the 15 minute trip to my dad’s to use his.
Thanks in advanced!