hello, I moved to live in thailand and I am going to buy a tablesaw.
unfortunately there is not a huge selection available here! either very low quality models or very high end ones.
what I have been able to find are a 8” cabinet saw 1.5hp with sliding table which looks actually quite professional (500€)!
and a 10” with sliding table, benchtop (with stand) 1500watt which looks like a low quality plastic cased entry level model (380€). (sorry no photo available, but it looks like a ryobi, or a skilsaw 3410)
prices are quite similar, but what concern me is the depth of cut.
the better one has 8” blade allowing a depth of cut of 60mm (just less than 2.5inch) while the other reach a 80+mm (3.15inch) depth of cut.
last option could be a 12”, 3hp contractor saw, reaching 105mm (4.15inch) of cut, but at double price of the cheapo one (850€)!!! no sliding table and table extensions with holes
unfortunately I could not find anything comparable on the net, mainly because those models are available only in the far-east market.
my main worry is that with any jig, like a sled made with 20mm (3/4inch) plywood, the actual depth of cut would be limited to just 40mm with the better one.
thank you in advance for your help and suggestions.
EDIT: after many research, I have found three more options.
1- jet jts-10 at 250€. looks a very low quality model not even close to the much better JWTS-10
only pro I can see is the brand (the jts-600xm is out of reach at more than 1500€)
2-makita MLT-100 (450€) I think it’s a well known one. from what I have read, you pay the brand and got no quality at all! I would skip this one.
3- BOYE 12”. looks exactly like the 850€ one I have already mention, but at 550€. it is an unknown brand, but I guess that many other well known brands are built by unknown companies in the far east
some photos here that maybe will let you connect it to a more known brand
thank you again!