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I am looking at DeWalt job site saw and I don’t see any reviews on it can anyone tell me something on it. Thanks

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#1 posted 02-26-2010 01:25 AM

whats a job site saw?

-- M.K.

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#2 posted 02-26-2010 01:29 AM

Portable come on Mark

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#3 posted 02-26-2010 01:37 AM

I used one, a friend had it, when building my deck. Did a good job.

-- Chip ----------- 6:8

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#4 posted 02-26-2010 02:07 AM

I had one for about a year. Great saw. I did find the table top a little small for many projects but it was a workhorse and the fence/cut was dead on especially with a good blade. It does not take a dado blade, however.
I wish I still had it as a “spare”. Sold it for excellent money about a year ago. Brought great return on the dollar.

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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#5 posted 02-26-2010 02:34 AM

i just call it a portable table saw…never heard the term job site saw :S

-- M.K.

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#6 posted 02-26-2010 03:23 AM

The Bosch is looking fine with precision, soft-start, gravity-rise stand, blade guard and a true riving knife to prevent kickback. IMHO, a real riving knife (that travels up and down with the blade) is a bare minimum. The Bosch has option for digital rip fence also. Looks like a really good setup for a saw. For double the price, you could get the SawStop contractors saw which would be #1 option if you can afford.

AFAICT, neither the dewalt or ridgid have riving knifes yet so no go yet. For portability and safety, I may even skip the table saw outright, and take a good hard look at the EZ Smart system

-- William, Brighton, MI

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#7 posted 02-26-2010 05:43 AM

I purchased the RIDGID R4516 for $369 at Home Depot a few weeks ago. You can see it on their www Site, BUT!! Do NOT believe their Specs, they are wrong, as usual. The RIDGID site below will give you the proper Specs.

I looked at, and did a LOT of Homework on ALL the other smaller saws “Portable” or not. A few of the reasons I chose this one are, RIDGID from my experience, makes a very good product. The blade is completely encased by a shroud that terminates in a 2-1/2” DUST PORT, that is easily opened up for cleaning. It has a 24” right Rip Capacity and the table locks tight and true when extended for that rip. The fence locks tight and accurate. It has a Life Time Service Agreement that you MUST Register. I’m not sure what FAICT means but it DOES have an Integrated Riving Knife/Spreader that is easy to set and use.

It is also called a Portable Job Site Table Saw. I will be mounting it as a Permanent Saw in my Shop, however the simple removal of 4 Bolts would render it Portable again. The only drawback is that the Rear Outfeed Supports are Optional and Nobody can find them anywhere including RIDGID. I’ve remedied that by making the Support table (Base for the saw) a little larger in the rear and making my own Supports.

NOTE: RIDGID calls this saw a ”Discontinued Model” but there seems to be lots of them around. I’m going to try and insert the LINK for Ridgids Web Site, DIRECTLY to this saw. If it doesn’t work, Google RIDGID and you MUST use the search window as it’s NOT displayed with the rest of the saws. Just enter R4516. While you’re there you can download (PDF Format) the “Users Manual” and “Parts List” as I did for this one and ALL the other ones, PRIOR to Purchasing.

I was NOT particularly impressed with the Dewalt DW745 or the Hitachi C 10FR & C 10RB that were some of my Comparables. I Quickly add that we all probably have different criteria for purchasing our Power Tools.

Hope this proves usefull for you GMman. link here

-- LIFE is what happens when you're planning on doing Other Things!

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#8 posted 02-26-2010 06:30 AM

I have the Bosch and must say that I am very impressed. Fine tuning the blade to the miter slots is a little bit crude, but once it is there it cuts very accurately! Has a cool on board blade and tool storage case. I got mine 5 years ago and have been using it as my primary saw in the shop. I bought the left side and outfeed support attachments which make cutting sheet material much easier on site. The fence works well and and squares up nicely after moving. The riving knife also works well even with thin kerf blades. Included miter gauge leaves something to be desired, but is functional. I don’t have the gravity rise stand, but the folding one, and it is stable. The left side and outfeed supports slide into the saw base when not in use and lock in place. I would definitely buy another one if the I had the need. Hope it helps. Anyway you go enjoy spending some green to make some dust! Let me know if you have any questions about the Bosch.


-- Andy ---- Missoula, MT

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#9 posted 02-26-2010 09:34 AM

UPDATE: The Link in my posting above wants to take you to one of those “Click Through” Ad Sites. I HATE those things!! So I’ll try getting you to IF?? It gets you there. Plug in “R4516” in the search field and click Search. LINK HERE

-- LIFE is what happens when you're planning on doing Other Things!

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#10 posted 02-26-2010 08:41 PM

I was told by some that the Craftsman 218280 was made by the same company as the Ridgid 4516. It looks exactly the same!

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