|Forum topic by kennyd||posted 03-15-2010 02:39 AM||2544 views||0 times favorited||13 replies|
03-15-2010 02:39 AM
I have a chance to pick up a new table saw, new to me anyway, and thought I’d get some of your input.
Right now I own a Ryobi BT3100 table saw system with all of the accessories including the router mount, miter slot extension, and some other miscellaneous stuff that came with the accessory pack. I’ve never mounted the router to the table saw since I have a dedicated router table. I’ve had pretty good luck with the saw but was never truly impressed with it. It’d hard raise and lower the blade due to the lousy hand wheel and gears, the fine adjustments for squaring the blade are a pain in the butt, the table surface isn’t flat cast iron with real miter slots but aluminum with ridges in it, and the casters are only on 2 of the legs so when moving the saw around you have to pick it up with the rails and jockey the saw around. Not great but it’s worked OK for me and cuts pretty good.
That being said, I have the chance to grab a Ridgid TS2424 saw with the Hurcu-Lift system that an older woodworker has had for a few years. It’s in mint condition and he’ll let me have it for $150.00. It seems to be a steal but I wanted to get some input from LJs.
What do you think?
-- Kenny... The man who needs a tool he doesn't have is already paying for it.