|Forum topic by ichbinpete||posted 01-15-2011 01:55 PM||4874 views||3 times favorited||60 replies|
01-15-2011 01:55 PM
This is yet another new table saw thread. Been doing a lot of reading the last few weeks, trying to figure out what I should make an investment in. My father in law bought me a Ryobi table saw for christmas, but while a nice gift, even my amature eyes could tell the fence was going to be troublesome, especially for a beginner who will likely struggly with alignment as is. So that has been returned and I know have $260 in the TS fund.
In total, I think I can spend anywhere from $500-$1000 on a table saw. I’ve been scouring craigslist (Fort Worth/Dallas area) and though I had a hell of a deal lined up on a TS3660 (guy agreed to sell it to me and then sold it to someone else before I could get pick it up, jerk), but other than that, I haven’t seen anything worth my time (if anyone in the area wants to sell me something, i’m all ears). I’ve also scoured all the local home depots, hoping to find a r4511 hiding in the above storage or floating through the stores. No luck there either.
All that said, I believe I’ve narrowed my choices down to the following:
Craftsman 22114 or Steel City model.
My head is kind of spinning thinking it all through. Like I’ve read so many times on here, I want to make an investment that will last me a loooong time. If there are other saws in my range I should consider I”m all ears. Just note that just because I can spend that much, doesnt mean I should;)
thanks for the help and the warm welcome to LJ
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