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Forum topic by ILikeDrawers posted 01-07-2017 02:51 PM 519 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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ILikeDrawers

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01-07-2017 02:51 PM

SUGGESTIONS PLEASE. Ready to upgrade from my bench top unit. NEEDS dadoe capability.
Thank you.
Dan


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Mark Shymanski

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#1 posted 01-09-2017 11:22 PM

What kind of work will you be doing with the saw? Do you need dado capability or could you cut your dados with a router? Did you have a budget in mind for the saw?

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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#2 posted 01-09-2017 11:37 PM

Preferably a good one…. The ABCs of Table Saws

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ILikeDrawers

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#3 posted 01-11-2017 06:02 PM

I hope to do a lot of drawers, cabinets & shelves. Router seems too dusty. I’ve got my eye on the DEWALT DWE7491RS 10-Inch Jobsite Table Saw with 32-1/2-Inch Rip Capacity and Rolling Stand. Great reviews. Decent price I think. $550.

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#4 posted 01-11-2017 06:07 PM

Make sure the arbor can accept dado blades.

MAX WIDTH OF DADO 13/16 IN

http://www.dewalt.com/products/power-tools/saws/table-saws/10-jobsite-table-saw--32--12-825cm-rip-capacity-and-a-rolling-stand/dwe7491rs

According to the specs you’re good to go on the Dewalt!

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#5 posted 01-11-2017 06:47 PM

Why would you buy another job site saw for dados? I mean for almost the same money you could buy a new delta 36-725 or maybe even a used cabinet saw.

-- Grayson - South Carolina

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#6 posted 01-11-2017 08:49 PM

If you’re going to make a change, make one that counts. Otherwise you could be making another purchase sooner than you like. Do some research on the bigger saws….unless you NEED to lug the saw from site to site, a good stationary saw on wheels almost always trumps a portable saw. $550 buys you a decent new full size saw….and a really nice used full size saw. The step up to a full size cast iron saw with a belt drive induction motor can be pretty significant, depending on what you settle on, and definitely offers more upside for accessories, upgrades, mods, and repairs.

The reviews on the DW are mainly comparing other jobsite saws. The DW is a solid performer for a jobsite saw, but still suffers from the same type direct drive universal motor, lack of table space in front of the blade, lack of mass, and plastics and lightweight components that your current saw does.

Check out the difference in the space in front of the blade…this is the area you have to get a board settled flush to the table and fence, and it has a big impact on an accurate cut.


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#7 posted 01-12-2017 02:00 AM

I agree with the above & scott. I ran with a Bosch 4100 saw for a number of years and then snagged a Unisaw and PM66. That area infront of the saw blade really makes a HUGE difference in accurate / control cuts.

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#8 posted 01-12-2017 02:47 AM

I’m happy with my Bosch 4100, it’s a good saw.

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ILikeDrawers

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#9 posted 01-12-2017 03:39 PM

I didn’t expect such great advice. Glad I didn’t jump into the Dewalt.
Thanks for opening my eyes. The search continues.
Dan

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