|Forum topic by Mark Shymanski||posted 03-28-2011 05:26 PM||1553 views||0 times favorited||18 replies|
03-28-2011 05:26 PM
I’ve read through review after review, thought about what I will be doing with it and now find myself in a (as my son Paul would say) a ‘pickle’. I have saved up my pennies and will be buying a table saw (probably tomorrow if I can figure out which one)! I’ve narrowed it down to 5 (is that really narrowing it down any?:-)
Delta 36-317 10’ Left Tilt Cab. Saw with 30” Biesemeyer fence
General 50-200R 2 horse 10” Cab. Saw
Grizzly G0725P 10” hybrid saw
Rikon 10-110R 3 hp Cab Saw w/Sliding Table
Sawstop PC175 13/4 horse Prof. Cabinet saw
I realistically have only one vendor in S. Manitoba to choose from so all but the Grizzly would come from Canadian Woodworker in Winnipeg so I suspect customer service at the vendor level would be pretty much the same on 4 of the saws. I’ve heard about Grizzly’s CS reputation and many of the Jocks that I respect here have and recommend highly the Grizzly line. General equipment is Canadian so that is a big plus for me, and all seem to have a good to great reputation. The SS of course has the anti finger chopping technology which certainly a factor. I’ve only just learned about the Rikon this morning (I knew they made them but I didn’t know that Can.Woodworker sold them. I have the Rikon 14” bandsaw and am super impressed with it (over the Delta which was the leading contender until I researched and kicked the tires on the Rikon).
I’m in a quandary and I I guess I am more thinking out loud here then anything. I am hoping that when I get to Winnipeg tomorrow and get my hands on the 4 that CW has that something will just leap out at me differentiating one saw from the other. I think I am going to measure heights of saws, check out wheel placement ease of movement type stuff. I’m thinking it may just be the little things that separate them…
Is there anything that I should be looking for as far as ergonomics or noise or table placement or????
Thanks for reading, now back to pouring over spec sheets.
-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2