|Forum topic by bsix||posted 01-24-2011 09:02 AM||10970 views||1 time favorited||10 replies|
01-24-2011 09:02 AM
I’m looking to get a new (er) table saw and have narrowed it down to the Bosch 4100, Ridgid 4510 and the Makita 2705. The reason for this (now) is a big project where I have to fix something that the my house builder is refusing to correct. I will need to rip 110 boards. The future to do list includes storage boxes, storage shelves and some bookcases for our study.
Now for the price of any one of these saws + rousseau table I can get a nice hybrid or even used cabinet saw. While I would like to go in this direction, my better half put her foot down on this one, mainly due to size and weight of a hybrid saw.
With the roussea table I can store the saw on a heavy duty shelf, get it out of the way and fold up the rousseau table. Out of sight out of mind. Unfortunately with a larger saw this won’t happen. There is also some benefit as I have some rental units and they may be an odd occasion where I will need a portable saw.
My main criteria are: Riving knife (all 3 have one) 24” rip capacity, dado capability, easy to true up blade / rip fence performance up to 3” cuts, low noise and long lasting bearings. I think with the Rousseau table the quality of the fence will not be important as I would the Rousseau fence for the cuts.
I like the fence on the ridgid much better than the bosch, but that Is a moot point. I’m concerned about the noise on the Ridgid, as well as long term performance.
At the end of the day, I know it is not ideal, but looking for a portable table saw that can do an adequate job for hardwood bookcases.
Thanks for any advice.