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05-08-2011 04:29 PM
Hey guys, a month ago we did not own a Ras. Now we own two. I’m going to install the 7730 right next to the 790. This 7730 is smaller then the 790 and the two don’t compare. The 790 accelerates to full power immediately, the 7730 takes slightly longer to get to full speed. It does seem to run fine though. We paid 80.00 for it. The arm gives us 17” cross cut capacity. I am going to run a single blade on it for just 90 degree cross cuts. I had a request from my workers to add a second sliding miter saw because we end up log jamming at the sliding miter. So now when one needs to cross cut and the miter is being used they can just go to the 7730. And we are inheriting the Ridgid Raw that has never been set up, the family member never used it. When we get it I plan to set it up with a power feeder and use it as a rip saw for hardwoods.
The 7730 seems a lot less powerfully then the 790 but it should be fine for back up cross cut duties. Our 790 runs the dado blade and runs great, I absolutely love that saw.
Pics to come later.