|Forum topic by avsmusic1||posted 07-31-2016 06:32 PM||1033 views||0 times favorited||24 replies|
07-31-2016 06:32 PM
As the title would suggest I’m feeling a little guilty for posting another one of these threads. However, I’ve done a fair amount of searching around on this forum and elsewhere and I’m hoping to keep this from getting too terribly redundant. What I haven’t found is recommendations for my particular situation…
- Hobbyist – Mostly small furniture type projects (e.g. currently making a toybox for my son)
I have access to a dewalt contractors saw with a mobile base which has sufficed but I think it’s time for a saw of my own. I’ve read a lot about the pros/cons of saws like the Ridgid 4512, Delta 36-725 and I can hunt for a slightly upper scale (?) hybrid like a Jet on CL. They all seem like solid options given the budget constraints. I seem to be in the used bullet motor unisaw budget range as well though. It’s easy to get swept up with the romantic notion of owning a tank of a cabinet saw with strong “upgrade potential.” I’m a little uneasy though given the age/upkeep gamble (I know I don’t want a “fixer upper” saw) and current electrical situation.
So what do you guys/gals think? What would you do?