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Forum topic by theshed posted 08-09-2017 03:13 PM 278 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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theshed

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08-09-2017 03:13 PM

Topic tags/keywords: tablesaw setting up my new workshop want to upgrade my table saw from a delta aluminum to a dewalt 7491 contractors saw my question is being just a part time woodworker would model 7480 work just as well saving me a couple hundred dollars

Setting up my new workshop. Want to upgrade my table saw from a Delta Aluminum to a DeWalt 7491 contractors saw. My question is being just a part time woodworker would model 7480 work just as well saving me a couple hundred dollars?


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#1 posted 08-09-2017 07:39 PM

The biggest differences are the larger table and rip capacity on the 7491, and the ability to run dado blades.

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#2 posted 08-09-2017 08:48 PM

The DW7491 is still a portable jobsite saw, with many of the same limitations as any portable jobsite saw. It’s good for transporting to a jobsite, but not necessarily ideal for woodworking. Considering that you’re looking to upgrade, you might want to consider another step or two up. A good used contractor saw would have a lot more mass, a lot more space in front of the blade, more torque, and more potential down the road.

It’s not unusual to see a decent saw in the $150-$400 price range on Craigslist around here. YMMV, but is worth a look if you can accommodate a larger saw.

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