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Forum topic by jpc posted 01-19-2010 06:06 AM 1184 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-19-2010 06:06 AM

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Hello all, Tax season is here, and i have been blessed to be able to but a new table saw, i have up to about a grand to spend, although would love to not have to go that high, thats what i have. I am in chesapeake , virginia and unsure where to go other than the usual suspect home centers, here is my question, which table saws are out there in my price range that will give me the most bang for my buck? and where? any adive or help would be appreciated

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#1 posted 01-19-2010 06:53 AM

Craigslist is always a good start, a thousand bucks can buy you a lot of used saw on there.

The Rigid granite top contractor saw is pretty popular (esp since home depot marked it down to $299) tho theyre’ getting damn hard to find.

When I get the money together I have my eye on a sears Craftsman 21833 Contractor saw ($550, tho I’ve seen as low as $450 with various sales/discounts). I had been looking at a Craftsman 22114 Hybrid ($800) tho its probably more saw than I need and the price pushes what my budget can handle. Both have gotten great reviews, and I’ve always been partial to Craftsman stuff.

also may want to browse, theyre an outlet site that has Delta, Makita, Porter-cable, Jet, pretty much all the big brands, can often get some pretty outrageous deals on reconditioned stuff, and they have some pretty decent sales too. They often run free shipping deals too.

Oh and too.

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#2 posted 01-19-2010 08:56 AM

The Jet ProShop saw sells in the $1000 range and is a very good saw for the money. This one saw has become very popular with my viewers, goes on a mobile base well and has all the features we need to do good work. I ahve a review with lots of photos and a video at the link below if more info on the features would help.

ProShop Review

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#3 posted 01-19-2010 09:20 AM

i have to say go used and check C-list if you see in my little photo there that’s a 3hp unisaw with a 42 inch uni fence bismyer blade guard and the delta sliding miter table to buy the saw and attachments would have easily cost me close to 3 grand used i paid 800 bucks

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#4 posted 01-19-2010 12:24 PM

If you’ve got 220v, Grizzly has their Shop Fox 5hp saws on sale for $795 ($889 shipped).

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