|Forum topic by Ben Winchester||posted 11-12-2015 02:43 PM||1369 views||0 times favorited||26 replies|
11-12-2015 02:43 PM
Im finally ready to upgrade my table my benchtop saw. I can only take so many years of leaning over the blade, measuring front to back to get the chintzy fence square. It’s time to graduate.
I’m not a full time woodworker, simply a hobbyist, but I’m also remodeling my house so a table saw is important to me. What that means is, I dont need a Powermatic but I’m ready to move up from the one I have now.
I’ve done quite a bit of research, and I’ve decided whats important to me:
-Good sturdy fence that stays square and doesnt move when you lock it down
With all that in mind, my findings have lead me to Grizzly’s hybrid saw, the G0715P. It looks like it will more than serve my hobbyist needs at a price I’m happy to pay.
My question is, are there any better options? The G0715P’s features and price point are right where I want to be, so are there any other saws that meet that criteria?
Also, when it comes to general shop tools, I watch plenty of videos and I see a lot of people using Rigid power tools, and they seem to be very reasonably priced. Can anyone comment on their tools? Nailers, table saws, etc?
Thanks for any help you guys can give, have a great day!
After tons of research all morning while I shouldve been sleeping (12hr night shifts suck), I’ve learned so much about this. It seems a lot of people have been in this position and what I’ve determined is that people have narrowed it down to the Ridgid 4512, the Delta 36-725, or a hybrid saw like the Grizzly. Ive seen a lot of support for the first two saws as well as drawbacks for each. I also learned more about the Grizzly G0771, which I had passed up in my previous research because upon first look the fence didnt seem as good as the G0715P and it was sale priced considerably lower. I just assumed the G0715P was the new model. After looking into the blade drift issues I found the G0771 and saw that it had cab mounted trunnions and that caught my attention. Its just kind of disappointing that it has the aluminum fence.
So what do you guys think? Is the G0771 a good choice? Im still open to other options, so throw them my way. Im not afraid to spend a couple hundred extra for a better motor and a heavier saw. Itd definitely be worth it to me to upgrade past the Delta and Ridgid if the benefits are there, although the 36-725 is certainly appealing.
Im a Maintenance Electrician so putting 220 in my garage doesn’t scare me, and Ive got plenty of space because I dont believe in parking cars in my garage (where else would I put my pool table and other toys??). Id also like to stay away from used, just because Id like to have a warranty.
Thanks already for the responses, you guys are very helpful!
-- Measure once, cut once, hope for the best.