|Forum topic by ORSuthnr||posted 05-01-2016 09:29 PM||292 views||0 times favorited||2 replies|
05-01-2016 09:29 PM
I have a small workshop (200 sq. ft. – 16 X 12) and need a good table saw to fit in the area available. I have 2 220 volt circuits wired in. The floor is 2X6 joist on 16” centers hung on doubled 2X10 beams so saw weight should not be a problem. I am a big guy so I do not expect that moving a saw on a mobile base to be an issue. I am finishing the inside of the shop now and working slow on a pay as I go schedule. I have a picture of my shop in my profile.
I love fixing up old tools, so a refurb of a great old saw could be a fun project. However, space is limiting so I’m thinking a smaller hybrid or good contractor type saw could work. I have been watchinig CL in the Portland, OR area for months now and routinely see intriguing saws pop up now and again. Currently there is an older Grizzly (model unk.), a Rigid 4512 and a 3650, an old Woodtek, a Jet contractor saw now and then as well as the typical mixed bag of Craftsman and Delta saws listed. Back around the new year, there were even 4 or 5 Unisaws that were listed.
My projects tend to be simpler and less technical, but as I have more time now, I hope to refine my skills and do more. Therefore, a higher quality saw is my goal and I am not in a hurry to settle.
I know this should generate a lot of thoughts and advice. I welcome it all.
-- Ed, Salem, OR