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Forum topic by RJC posted 04-16-2007 06:04 PM 1692 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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RJC

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04-16-2007 06:04 PM

Hi everyone I’m new here and am starting to shop for a new table saw. I have it narrowed down to 4 the Bosch 4000-09,the Ridgid ts2400ls, the Makita2704×1,the craftsman professional portable job site saw. Any feedback would be great thanks Bob

-- Bob,Peterborough,Ontario


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gizmodyne

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#1 posted 04-16-2007 06:30 PM

Hi,

I like the Ridgid. Why do you want a portable?

-- -John "Do I have to keep typing a smiley? Just assume it's a joke." www.flickr.com/photos/gizmodyne

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#2 posted 04-16-2007 06:44 PM

I have a small contracting business so it will be going in the truck also until i get my knew garage-shop build space is abit short. Have you seen the Makita it will cut 4x material in one pass but it is about $200 more than the Ridgid.

-- Bob,Peterborough,Ontario

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#3 posted 04-16-2007 08:01 PM

I have not seen that saw in motion. I have had the Ridgid for about 3 years. I have liked it. I did upgrade the blade. Other than that it is nice. I use big unisaws at my wood classes. The Ridgid does not compare in terms of stability or power. However I have done a lot of work with it.

For most carpentry work it is nice. The rip fence extends out to post 24” so you can rip plywood. I haven’t tried to put full sheets on it because I am nervous about tipping it over. My contractor uses the ridgid also and is happy with it. He does crazy work with it. He uses it in combinatio with a portable planer.

It has onboard tool storage which is nice. I am going to upgrade to a cabinet saw in the next year, but I am tempted to keep this saw to use for potential jobs off site. It is extremely portable.

It does fold up to nothing.

Dust collection is not great since the bottom is open but you could enclose it with plywood.

On the ridgid forums I have seen someone mount a router table to the right of the fence.

Let us know what you decide.

-- -John "Do I have to keep typing a smiley? Just assume it's a joke." www.flickr.com/photos/gizmodyne

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#4 posted 04-16-2007 09:10 PM

My uncle had a craftsman professional portable job site saw and returned it because he could not get the fence adjusted accurately. I would look closely there if your considering that Saw. Lots of folks here use the Rigid. You may want to search the site for Rigid and see what comes up.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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woodspar

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#5 posted 04-17-2007 01:04 AM

Fine Homebuilding July 2005 picked the Bosch as best over all and Ryobi BTS20 as best value. They also said that the Rigid gave the Bosch “a real run for its money” and they described the Rigid as a solid all around saw. It might be worth your while locating the article. The only other point would be that the new larger Makita was not available at the time of the review. I believe that I saw the 2704 at a dealer in Maine, and it looked more substantial than the 2703.

-- John

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#6 posted 04-17-2007 02:37 AM

I’ve been eyeing the Bosch for when my (really cheap, but a good deal) Delta, and Dads equivalent Ryobi give up. But, I’ve recently seen a new portable by Dewalt in an ad, (either Fine Homebuilding or The Journal of Light Construction) set up for dust collection, but the fence is what caught my eye. You set it up once and it is supposed to remain parallel and accurate to the measure.

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SteveB

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#7 posted 04-17-2007 08:09 AM

Hey gizmodyne, tell me more about this ridgid forum. I can’t find it, and I’d like to add a router table to my Ridgid portable. So far, I can’t figure out a way to mount it.

-- Steve B - New Life Home Improvement

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#8 posted 04-18-2007 12:51 AM

Hi

Here is a picture from the forum

And here is the forum link http://www.ridgidforum.com/forum/showthread.php?t=5992&highlight=2400+router

-- -John "Do I have to keep typing a smiley? Just assume it's a joke." www.flickr.com/photos/gizmodyne

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#9 posted 04-18-2007 10:58 PM

Thanks. I assumed you meant a forum on this web site.
This looks promising. I’ll definitely follow up on this.

-- Steve B - New Life Home Improvement

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