|Forum topic by Kristoffer||posted 08-31-2011 04:56 AM||5494 views||0 times favorited||17 replies|
08-31-2011 04:56 AM
Well, after growing out of my first TS ($99 big box beginner), I picked up a used Jet JTS-10. After a new belt and an alignment, I loved it, trusted it, loved it and spilled it. I brought it back from a job site and set it back on it’s stand in a hurry without bolting it back down. A week later, I went to roll it out of the way and…. CRASH!!! It fell off the stand and bent the rear rail, right ext. table and the whole apparatus that aligns the blade and holds the motor. I tried talking to customer service at Jet to get a parts price list and repair cost at a local tool shop. I got a parts diagram, but without prices and the tool repair guys wanted to charge just to look at it….. That’s when my fiance said “Well, if it’s going to cost more than we paid for it ($175 GREAT DEAL), just get a new one, a brand new one, this time”. We figured we’d get it when we moved into our new house (we’ve been trying to buy a house for about seven months now), since you don’t really have any place to put it right now. Now that we’re closer than ever to closing and I thought that I had my next saw picked out, but (like always) I was wrong.
Keep in mind that we are buying a house this year and getting married next year. I’m not buying my dream saw. I just want something that I trust for safety and that makes accurate cuts.
I thought that I was going to get the PORTER-CABLE 15-Amp 10” Table Saw (I can’t find the model number right now). But I’ve read reviews about there not being a way to adjust the blade to the miter slots. I have read a lot of other “great” reviews 5/5 stars and so on, but I’ve heard that this saw is not actually made by PC, but the name was bought and put on it.
I found the Grizzly G0715P 10” Hybrid Table Saw, Polar Bear Series® http://www.grizzly.com/products/10-Hybrid-Table-Saw-with-Riving-Knife-Polar-Bear-Series-/G0715P that is “only” $250 more. I shouldn’t need to take my saw to job sites anymore. AND IT LOOKS LIKE A GREAT SAW!!!!!!!!!!!!!
1. Buy the “Porter Cable” TS and use it until I can save up for a cabinet saw that will stay in my shop.
Is the Grizzly worth the price, being one of their lower end models?
I appreciate any thoughts on this matter.
G0715P 10” Hybrid Table Saw with Riving Knife, Polar Bear Series®
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