|Forum topic by ChadMatthews||posted 09-27-2016 12:47 PM||1103 views||0 times favorited||26 replies|
09-27-2016 12:47 PM
Hello all – First of all I am new to the forum. I appreciate everyones input in moving forward of my next saw purchase.
I have been looking at table saws after getting rid of an old cast iron craftsman that gave up. I primarily am a hobbyist. I have used my prior table saw for doing custom automotive and boat stereo builds but have recently gained interest in building cabinets and/or other furniture items. I am not in the market for a cabinet saw nor do I need one. I would appreciate honest input in regards to what saw is a better saw at this point. Both saws are older saws and my needs are more based on reliability and accuracy for a reasonable price point.
I found a Ridgid TS3650 for 150.00 locally. I has been stored out of the weather and has everything. From what I have researched the ridgid seems like a decent saw for the money, especially at the 150.00 mark. This has the cast iron top. It shows weathered in the photos bu the seller assured e that he has since cleaned the surface rust off and waxed the top. (See photo below)
The other option is a Delta 10” Contractor II saw. Has a 10” Systi Matic thin curf blade, rockler dust collection bag, mobile base, 6” craftsman dato stack, delta precision saw guide, link belt anti vibration belt, 24” table extension on the left and 10” metal table on the right. Owner said that he just bought a new saw and no longer needs this one. Its in excellent shape and seems as if he has added a few things to it. He said the balde does need sharpening though. He’s asking 425.00 fir this saw. (See photos below)
Both have a 1.5 HP motor and run on 120 V.
I truly appreciate all the input and help. Thanks in advance.