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Forum topic by johnnywyoming posted 01-03-2016 09:07 PM 410 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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johnnywyoming

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01-03-2016 09:07 PM

Knotscott gave me a good lead on a sixteen year old General International 50-175 that has an extension table, dado package and router table for $450. I can add a mobile platform to it from Amazon for @ $60. My other choice is the Delta 36-725 for $600 from Lowe’s. What do you think?

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#1 posted 01-03-2016 09:16 PM

Lowes will wait for you for as long as it takes for you to make a decision. The guy selling the General won’t.

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Brad

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#2 posted 01-03-2016 10:52 PM

http://www.woodcentral.com/bparticles/general50-175.shtml

The General is considered one of the better Taiwanese saws. Plus you get a router table to boot. If a warranty is important to you get the Delta. Only you can decide.

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#3 posted 01-05-2016 08:01 PM

Thanks for the input here and on another thread. I think I will go with the Delta after reading through thetinman’s excellent reviews and others, reading some horror stories about hidden defects in used equipment and not knowing enough to spot a problem with used saws. Plus I have a 10% discount with Lowe’s and will get some discounted gift cards as suggested in this forum to get the price down around $500. This is a great place!

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