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Forum topic by Aggiecowboy24 posted 03-08-2017 09:42 PM 482 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Aggiecowboy24

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03-08-2017 09:42 PM

I currently own a Craftsman TS with laser trac system. It has served me well for over a year now. (Just a baby in TS years) but one thing about it is the most important feature for my needs…the fence is terrible. Everytime I have to move it, I have to check it for square. When I bought it I saw shiny bells and whistles but knew nothing about wh a t set saws apart from each other. I don’t really need a more powerful saw but I do need a saw that will allow me at the very least to attach a much nicer fence system to sometime in the future. I have been looking for about a month but pickins are slim near me on CL mixed with the fact that most of my purchase budget is coming from gift cards means big box stores here I come. I have played with each model in store that I am interested in and sort of narrowed it down to 3. The dewalt 7480, kobalt k1015 and delta 36-725. If I go with the delta I will need to wait a while longer to save up. I would just like to sell my current saw while it is still shiny so the other 2 I could purchase right now. I think I would still like to upgrade the fence to the Incra TS LS so getting the delta may be spending money that I may not need to spend but I could hold off for a while longer because of the better fence. What are your thoughts?


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#1 posted 03-08-2017 09:47 PM

am interested in and sort of narrowed it down to 3. The dewalt 7480, kobalt k1015 and delta 36-725. If I go with the delta I will need to wait a while longer to save up. I would just like to sell my current saw while it is still shiny so the other 2 I could purchase right now. I think I would still like to upgrade the fence to the Incra TS LS so getting the delta may be spending money that I may not need to spend but I could hold off for a while longer because of the better fence. What are your thoughts?
- Aggiecowboy24

So you do not want to get Delta because it is more expensive but are willing to pay almost the same price for that Incra fence ?
If you go with other options you listed you will find yourself in the same situation you are now very very soon

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Aggiecowboy24

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#2 posted 03-08-2017 10:24 PM

That’s what i figured. I was really hoping to avoid paying that much all together and keeping my craftsman but it isnt possible without building some sort of cabinet around it to put an aftermarket fence on. The fence just won’t allow me to do what i want to do without a lot of wasted time. I am going to have to bite the bullet and go with the hybrid saws. Do the good table saws ever go on sale?

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#3 posted 03-08-2017 10:55 PM

I’m afraid the Kobalt is in a very similar class as the Craftsman saw with the Laser Trac system, both small and lightweight with direct drive universal motors, too much plastic and aluminum, and very lame fences. The DW is slightly better built, but still suffers the downsides of being small with a direct drive universal motor. None of those saws is a good candidate to add a full size aftermarket fence too.

The 36-725 is simply a different class of saw. The fence on the Delta 36-725 is pretty decent….not in the league of Incra, but few are, yet you’re likely to find that it’s more than accurate enough. The sheer size, mass, and stability of a larger saw may surprise you too….the landing zone in front of the blade is so much larger, and will allow more area to get the board settled before it makes contact with the blade. There’s also more torque with an induction motor. Get it aligned, get a decent blade for it that’s a step up from a stock blade (Irwin Marples, Freud Diablo, or DeWalt Precision Trim series are all decent values in blades that are suitable for woodworking).

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#4 posted 03-08-2017 11:01 PM

Awesome! I came across a Grizzly G0651 on amazon that looks like it should cost way more do you know much about it. I can’t really find any info on it. It looks huge though. It might take up my whole storage room.

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#5 posted 03-08-2017 11:55 PM



Awesome! I came across a Grizzly G0651 on amazon that looks like it should cost way more do you know much about it. I can t really find any info on it. It looks huge though. It might take up my whole storage room.

- Aggiecowboy24

That’s a heavy duty 3hp cabinet saw. Requires 220v. The Amazon listings are for used….the one listing looks a little suspect, but still could be a good deal. Amazon is reputable.

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#6 posted 03-09-2017 12:07 AM

You should check out this project

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#7 posted 03-09-2017 12:14 AM

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#8 posted 03-09-2017 12:34 AM

Yeah really. Lol. I saw that one too before i looked on the grizzly site and saw it was a $2200 saw. The other one had $400 shipping and that seemed a little more reputable until i saw the actual price. Im just going to dig a hole now and quietly lay in it.

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