|Forum topic by derrick3636||posted 06-04-2016 05:08 AM||2063 views||0 times favorited||16 replies|
06-04-2016 05:08 AM
Here are the examples I could think of:
I’m sure there are more. I think Cutech has an entry level one as well. From research on this site and others, they all seem to lack a cutterhead lock, and none of them seem to be set up “perfect” right out of the box. Snipe is expected, but can be lessened with proper setup and many other various tricks that I’ve read about. That all makes sense to me.
My budget is going to be $300. I’m aware that there are always used options out there. I see plenty of examples on craigslist and offerup on a regular basis. I have(almost)no problem with used tools. I’ve got a garage full of them. What I do worry about is the lack of a warranty. AS IS is fine when it’s a low dollar item, but spending $300 on a used DW734 in order to get something of “better” quality, only to have it break on me, is kind of hard to swallow. It would also be unpleasant to explain to my wife. Having some form of a warranty is important to me.
So if this was your $300, which route would you take? The $300 doesn’t have to include tax/shipping. Most of the examples I’ve posted can be found cheaper, or can be had utilizing a military discount. And I’m by no means limiting myself to those brands. Those are just the ones I could remember off the top of my head.
I’m open to any suggestions.