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Forum topic by Matthew O posted 11-17-2015 08:31 PM 410 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Matthew O

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11-17-2015 08:31 PM

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Hey All!

I’m looking to purchase my first table saw and I was planning on buying either the Ridgid 4512 or the Delta 36-725 (the starters saws frequently recommended around here and other corners of the internet, although they do come with some drawbacks—there aren’t many used options that come up in my area)

But then this saw popped up on craigslist:

And I’d love an opinion on going new with the Ridgid or Delta, or putting some work into an older but beefier Grizzly saw. I do have the space for the Grizzly, but I’d need to wire up a 220. I haven’t had a chance to drive out and look at the Grizzly yet, because of work.

Thank you for taking the time to have a look :-)

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#1 posted 11-17-2015 08:50 PM

I have NO trust for support for either Ridgid or Delta. Shame on me, but there are too many negative posts about them. Grizz has great customer support and tech services.
It is your money, but that’s just my opinion.
BTW, I’m just a Grizz customer. No other connection.


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#2 posted 11-17-2015 08:53 PM

I have an older delta contractors saw. I don’t have any experience with either of the other two. But if the choice was mine and the Grizzly is in good shape I would jump on it without any hesitation. The challenge is to determine if the Grizzly is in good shape.

-- "I love it when a plan comes together" John "Hannibal" Smith

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#3 posted 11-17-2015 09:09 PM

Thanks guys! The owner emailed me back saying someone already called to come pick it up. Lesson learned on how fast a good deal can move table saws :-)

@Bill I was digging into older posts on Grizzly and everyone had nothing but great things to say about their customer support, definitely something I’ll keep in mind.

The hunt continues.

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#4 posted 11-18-2015 01:23 PM

My mindset is a TS is the central machine in the shop so you really want the best you can afford.
That boils down to $$ and “a” TS is better than none.

But if you have the funds, I would go straight for a cabinet saw. You will not regret it.

After struggling for years with an old C’man saw with no power and a lousy fence, I started looking at contractor saws, first then decided to buy one saw that will last me forever.

I ended up spending way more money than I ever thought I would on a Jet Xacta cabinet saw.

I’ve never regretted that decision. After 10 years of use, the money spent is long forgotten.

-- Everything is a prototype thats why its one of a kind!!

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