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newbiewoodworker

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1217 days ago

My question is now, how do the two line up…

The steel city is more expensive.. but if its better, ill bite…

It qualifies for Amazon’s “Super Saver Shipping” (free) but with taxes it brings me to 6 and 1/2 bones…

Or I could go Crapsman I suppose, and get the R4512 equivalant.. its on sale for $500… But Im not sure…

This is the 10th thread by me on table saws… but I don’t know what to do at this point… too many choices… and its getting close enough to xmas its stressful…lol

-- "Ah, So your not really a newbie, but a I betterbie."


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DonH

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#1 posted 1217 days ago

In my view always take the best option you can barely afford – the tool will be around for a long time and there is pleasure in use of a fine tool as well as what you produce with it.

-- DonH Orleans Ontario

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newbiewoodworker

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#2 posted 1217 days ago

Charlie: what do you not understand? Please keep your rude comments to yourself. Thank you.

-- "Ah, So your not really a newbie, but a I betterbie."

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lilredweldingrod

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#3 posted 1217 days ago

Evidently no one has told you what YOU WANT TO HEAR. Sorry kid, but the problem is you aren’t listening. A lot of people have given you a lot of very good advice. What else do you want? Sheesh!

Hey Charlie, Want to go get a beer?

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Joe Lyddon

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#4 posted 1217 days ago

If you had links to see the two products, it would be easier to look and study…
.. I don’t feel like googling to find what you’re talking about…
Sorry… I’m tired.. I guess…

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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newbiewoodworker

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#5 posted 1217 days ago

Lilred: Im going to just disregard that comment. You have gone a full 180 from last time we spoke.

Sure Mr. Lyddon..

This: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0046RDUEQ/ref=ord_cart_shr?ie=UTF8&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER

Compared to this: http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1vZ1xh3/R-202500206/h_d2/ProductDisplay?langId=-1&storeId=10051&catalogId=10053

I mean’t to link them… I got distracted, it seems.

-- "Ah, So your not really a newbie, but a I betterbie."

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Steven H

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#6 posted 1217 days ago

I personally would get the Steel City, but I dont have $600, so Ridgid saw would be fine.

Here’s what it look like in packaged box.
http://www.ridgidforum.com/forum/showthread.php?t=35139

-- shdesign3.com

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Joe Lyddon

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#7 posted 1217 days ago

Thank you… that will help…

Here is also something that will help...

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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knotscott

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#8 posted 1217 days ago

The Steel City has yoke style cabinet mounted trunnions, solid cast iron wings, built in wheels, a riving knife, and a steel t-square fence. The R4512 has table mounted trunnions, steel wings, an aluminum fence, but has the LSA.

-- Happiness is like wetting your pants...everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth....

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Joe Lyddon

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#9 posted 1217 days ago

How much is 6-1/2 bones? $650?

(??)

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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Joe Lyddon

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#10 posted 1217 days ago

Looks like if you get the Ridgid, you’d have to pay s/t & shipping and end up to the Net of the Amazon deal which is no s/t & free shipping.

Based on that, I’d get more saw for my money with the Steel City from Amazon.

(if those were the only choices)

Merry Christmas!

You’re going to have a good saw one way or the other!

edit:
Yes, the Steel City saw is the best deal… IMHO.

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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newbiewoodworker

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#11 posted 1217 days ago

Yea. $650.

Charlie: Again… ACtually, my budget is none of your concern. I have far more stashed away, than I care to count. That is, as a slush fund. But, $300 of which is a gift from the ‘rents. My max budget, for this entire year, including insurance, is about $1k… with reserve on the side. And I do make no attempt to hide my age. I maybe 15, but I apparently have more brains than yourself, to boot. So don’t try to make this about “the kid”... I make a healthy wage during the summer, that covers me pretty welll…3k or so/yr.. and been makin’ atleast 1k since I was 12…. so I would say its safe to assume my budget isn’t $300 at best….. So Thankyou. But again, just keep your rude-arsed comments to yourself.

-- "Ah, So your not really a newbie, but a I betterbie."

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Joe Lyddon

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#12 posted 1217 days ago

Hey…

Cool it…

Just buy your new Steel City saw. and have a Happy New Year!

Hurry.. only 2 left!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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newbiewoodworker

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#13 posted 1217 days ago

Home Depot is free shipping though too…

Merry Xmas to you too..

-- "Ah, So your not really a newbie, but a I betterbie."

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Joe Lyddon

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#14 posted 1217 days ago

OK… it’s really Penny’s difference…

Steel City… still the best saw for the money…

IMHO… Have fun! Go for it! (Steel City) :) :)

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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cabmaker

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#15 posted 1217 days ago

Hi newbie, I would recomend neither. At your age I would buy a older contractor saw for 150-175. You may like it. At 15 its going to take you a while to know if you even have a sincere interest in woodworking. At 16-17 you will have other things on your mind. I wouldnt jump to quickley on those two saws. If you are already prepared to spend 650 on a saw why not wait a bit longer and spend a 1000.00 or more and get one that will be around for your grandkids to use. (may take more than a thousend) Just saying. Good luck with it. JB

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