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Forum topic by GR8HUNTER posted 08-18-2018 08:47 PM 356 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-18-2018 08:47 PM

Topic tags/keywords: tablesaw

I did do a search on this saw but it seems trunions with roman numeral II on are better then ones without I had ask Ed he said he is not happy with his saw but not a numeral II did Ridged fix the problems with this saw or shall I keep searching for a different saw THANKS GR8HUNTER :<))))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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#1 posted 08-18-2018 09:06 PM

Alignment problems are overblown. But the fence is terrible since it can’t really be locked down repeatedly straight. Of course the fence is upgradeable, but by the time you spend $200 on a fence upgrade, might as well get a Grizzly.

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#2 posted 08-18-2018 09:58 PM

Yes they fixed the trunnion issues. I’ve never had a problem with repeatability with the fence.

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#3 posted 08-18-2018 10:17 PM

I have the saw. Don’t have the alignment issues. I’ve read here that any saw manufactured after July 2013 does not have the alignment issue.
I do have trouble with the fence. I read here that the fence problem can be solved with a strip of UHMW tape applied to one of the sliding surfaces. After 2 years of owning the saw and “dealing with it”, I’ve decided enough is enough, I’ll spend $10 on UHMW tape and fix the problem – I hope. It sure would beat a $100+ fence upgrade (not to mention labor).
There are threads on here about solving the fence issue – lots of ways to do it, but the simplest was the strip of tape.

-- I'd rather be a hammer than a nail

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#4 posted 08-18-2018 11:50 PM

I bought this saw new in the box on Craigslist for 400. Never had any issues with it staying true. Takes a few hours to set up and get it dialed in, but hold a true line for me. Great saw for the price. I’ve built cabinets with this saw.

-- Brad, Madison WI, DIYer and Hobbyist

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#5 posted 08-19-2018 12:23 AM

I’ve had this saw for about 5 years now and I haven’t had any issues with it. Just recently I upgraded the fence to a 50in biesemeyer fence. I have done so many projects with this saw. I am happy with the investment I made.


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#6 posted 08-19-2018 02:27 AM

so thats 5 pretty positive results thanks all for your help I would have an older bies to put onto this saw if I did purchase it :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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