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Forum topic by timbecht posted 12-20-2017 01:29 AM 514 views 0 times favorited 11 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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timbecht

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12-20-2017 01:29 AM

ok I have it narrowed down to two saws

ridige 4516

or kobalt

each has pros and cons just looking for advice on which one to go for


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#1 posted 12-20-2017 01:32 AM

no Bosch 4100 considerations?

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#2 posted 12-20-2017 01:42 AM

no have a tight budget

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#3 posted 12-20-2017 01:49 AM

Ridgid R4516 10 in. Portable Jobsite Table Saw
$335.52
Walmart

Factory Reconditioned Bosch 4100-RT 10 in. Worksite Table Saw
$349.99
Free Shipping

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#4 posted 12-20-2017 07:13 PM

So need a portable saw? If budget is the primary reason for the two you’ve chosen, I’d look to the used market for a good full size contractor saw with a belt drive induction motor instead.

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#5 posted 12-20-2017 07:39 PM

+1 to what Scott sez ^^^^

The plastic portable saws are great if you need to run from job site to job site for rough framing work, as long as you don’t push them too hard and melt the motors plastic housing. In a homeowner/small shop environment where that portability is not needed, you want something with a real motor. You can easily find a nice used saw for that kind of money and still have a lot left over.

Cheers,
Brad

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#6 posted 12-21-2017 01:30 AM

looked into that option but where I live used saw are mostly none present

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#7 posted 12-21-2017 01:44 AM

Here is the link from Holbs if you want to look at it. larry

https://www.cpooutlets.com/factory-reconditioned-bosch-4100-rt-10-in--worksite-table-saw/bshr4100-rt,default,pd.html?cgid=table-saws

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#8 posted 12-28-2017 03:59 PM

if u had to chose which one of the two would you go with

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#9 posted 12-28-2017 04:55 PM

I have the kobalt ts, if you want to know something specific about it i would be glad to help. I have run the hell out of it and it is still going. Never used the other one you asked about.

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#10 posted 12-28-2017 07:25 PM

Save your pennies until you can afford something good enough for woodworking. Buy once, cry once.

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#11 posted 12-29-2017 01:24 AM

Tim.. I have to agree with Brad and Rick above. For $300-$400 range, a cabinet saw should come up on craigslist eventually, or some local auction. I bought my Delta Unisaw (3hp motor, 52” rails) cabinet saw for $500 off craigslist. And my Powermatic 66 for $150 at a local auction. I rarely use my Bosch 4100 contractor/portable saw, except to work with MDF outside. I keep it “just incase” because it is a fantastic saw for how small it is.

-- The Carpenter Bee is derived from the Ancient Greek word wood-cutter

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