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Forum topic by Mike posted 10-24-2011 06:31 AM 809 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Mike

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10-24-2011 06:31 AM

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Hi all:

Lately I have been really looking into purchasing an upgrade to my current table saw. I have been looking at saws for a number of years and am wondering if it is just me or have saws gone up in price? I took a look at some old Grizzly catalogs and compared it to the website. In the old catalog, there were a few saws under $600, but now everything is well over that. This is the same with HD, Lowes, and Sears. I really should say that the saws that I am looking at aren’t the contractor style but more of the hybrid / cabinet style. Does anyone know of a good quality saw that is under $450?

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ShaneA

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#1 posted 10-24-2011 06:59 AM

I am not sure what Ridgid’s newest model contractor saw is selling for. However, some HD will accept the HF 20% off coupon. That would be a nice discount, maybe worth checking out. Also recon saws, if you can find aurhorized dealers.

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#2 posted 10-24-2011 07:20 AM

Right now I believe Rikon has a new table saw on sale at Woodcrafter for $750 introductory price; until October 29, 2011.

The Ridgid 4512 hybrid saw is $599 I think. I have the same saw wearing a Craftsman badge. I got it about 18 months ago on sale at Sears for $410. Haven’t seen it at that price since, but it goes on sale for $499 every now and then. It works okay, and it is a belt drive, induction motor, cast iron top, table saw, but I would not buy this saw again if I had it to do over. It’s just too lightly designed. I thought I was getting a super deal with a hybrid cabinet style saw at $410. It was a super deal. I still can’t believe they can manufacture this saw for this price. But, I know in my heart that there are just too many things inside this saw that are too flimsy and cheaply made for it to last.

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#3 posted 10-24-2011 12:15 PM

There’s not a new full size saw on the current market that regularly sells for $450 or less. The Ridgid R4512, nearly identical Craftsman 21833, and Porter Cable PCB270TS all retail for close to $600, but sale prices can easily shave 10%. These all have open leg stands like a contractor saw, but have inboard belt drive induction motors like a hybrid. The hybrids with full enclosure like the Grizzly G0715P or the Craftsman 22116 tend to cost closer to $800-$1000, going on sale for a bit less.

A good used saw is in your price range is your best bet.

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Mike

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#4 posted 10-24-2011 06:56 PM

So I guess there really isn’t anything any long out there in the price range. Guess I wont be getting a new saw anytime soon. What a shame. I guess that I will have to figure a way to make projects without sleds….

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#5 posted 10-24-2011 07:05 PM

Mike, at the price you are listing…you should be watching craigs list or something of that nature….You should be able to grab a used saw at that price. I’ve seen several Bosch 4000 at that price in my area. I should probably sell my old one….but I keep it around in case I need to take out on a job.

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Dan

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#6 posted 10-24-2011 08:02 PM

Mike if you lived near Boston I have a newer JTS-10 with both iron wings and fence extension with upgraded belt that I need to get rid of because I’m moving. Its not a hybrid but its a good saw.

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Sawkerf

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#7 posted 10-24-2011 08:44 PM

How many years in that “number of years”? I can’t remember seeing “good quailty” table saws (new, anyway) for under $450.

With that limitation, you’re probably stuck in the used saw market.

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#8 posted 10-26-2011 01:48 AM

I believe i paid 470 for my craftsman 21833 last year. Deals can be had. I recently saw a BNIB ridgid granite saw on CL for 400

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