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ConnectionProblem

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08-16-2016 06:03 AM

Topic tags/keywords: tablesaw

So I’m finally taking the plunge and upgrading from my Rigid contractor table saw. I have 3 bathrooms I’m redoing with vanities and I want this table saw to be my last. I’m looking at a never used Jet JWSS-10LFR or a JWTS. The former is a bit more expensive, but that’s what I’m leaning towards.

I normally wouldn’t ask this type of question but reviews are a little sparse on the super saw. Or am I better off sucking it up and buying a new proshop? Thanks in advance for the feedback.


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#1 posted 08-16-2016 09:44 AM

The Jet JWSS-10LFR Super Saw has a history of breaking the blade height raising belt, plus the stock Microglide fence is marginal. The JWTS Proshop is a nicer saw by just about all accounts….better fence, better design, better track record. Whether to buy one new or not is up to you….used is generally the better value.

If you have 220v, for not much more than the price of a new Proshop you can buy a full blown 3hp industrial cabinet saw from Grizzly, which is in a different league.

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#2 posted 08-16-2016 11:11 AM

+1. Jet tools today aren’t what they used to be, IMHO.

-- there's a solution to every problem.......you just have to be willing to find it.

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ConnectionProblem

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#3 posted 08-16-2016 01:05 PM

I don’t have the shop space for a cabinet saw unfortunately. The JWTS isn’t a proshop is it? It seems more like their contractor saw.

I’m ok replacing the fence since that’s what I expected from the beginning.

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#4 posted 08-16-2016 01:15 PM

Sorry…when I googled JWTS it gave me pics of a Proshop saw (it was early too!). If you’re looking at an older Jet contractor saw, it really won’t be much of an upgrade from what you have now, unless it comes with a fence upgrade like the Xacta fence.

As far as space consumption goes, the footprint of a standard cabinet saw is actually smaller than an older style contractor saw due to the space the outboard motor takes up. The Grizzly G1023RL and G0690, hybrids, and contractor saws have pretty much the same size tops. It isn’t until you go for fences with extended rip capacity that the footprint grows.

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ConnectionProblem

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#5 posted 08-16-2016 01:20 PM

I’m sorry I wasn’t clear on My reasoning behind not getting a cabinet saw. To fit my garage I need to build my table saw into my bench. And it needs to be mobile. I’ve been kicking around contractor or hybrid saws for this reason. I was between Delta and Jet, but thought Jet would be a bit better quality. I liked the SuperSaw because the motor was in the enclosure.

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#6 posted 08-16-2016 02:27 PM

At the end of the day, it is what it is.

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#7 posted 08-17-2016 12:29 PM

Bottom line: any compact or mobile saw like you require will limit you on quality and power.

I think you’re on the right tract with the contractor type saw, but I submit building into a workbench = not a good idea. You should find another alternative to that.

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#8 posted 08-17-2016 12:56 PM

You say you want this saw to be your last. Have you tried a cabinet saw? If you do, this saw probably won’t be your last. hehe. You can get by ok with a contractor type saw though.

-- Chuck, Michigan,

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#9 posted 08-17-2016 01:17 PM

Yes I realize ideally a cabinet saw would be best, but We don’t plan on moving again. So unless I win the lottery I will be limited.

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