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Forum topic by poppie3 posted 11-26-2011 07:15 AM 856 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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poppie3

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11-26-2011 07:15 AM

My old Sears table saw has gone to the big table saw shop in the sky. I need to buy a new one. My problem is space and price. Price for around $500.00 or so. Space, I am using one side of 2 car garage. Do any of you jocks out there have an recomendations for a new saw? I basically make hardwood furniture, in the peroid of the 16th ,17th, and 18th century. French and English. This is my hobbie and passion._I will welcome anyy and all suggestions. I have looked at so many that I am ready to settle for a bow saw and forget about the hole thing.
Thank You for taking the time to read this. This is my first entry.
Darrell


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usnret

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#1 posted 11-26-2011 09:01 AM

Possibly look at the Ridgid TS at HD it has built in wheels that raise and lower so it is easily moved. It sells for about $529 and has pretty good reviews. Here is a link to it http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1v/R-202500206/h_d2/ProductDisplay?langId=-1&storeId=10051&catalogId=10053

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#2 posted 11-26-2011 08:24 PM

+1 for the Ridgid 4512. I have one in my 8X10 shed & it is working out for me. It’s a great saw for the money. I didn’t use the rail extensions so it takes up a little less space. If you can come up with a Lowes 10% off coupon HD will accept those. When all was said & done I was out the door for under $530.

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#3 posted 11-26-2011 09:17 PM

The R4512 and nearly identical Craftsman 21833 are about the only full size new saws near $500 that I’d consider. Used is always an option if the right saw comes along. HD had 25% off Ridgid tools online….dunno if the offer is still valid, but it’s a nice discount. Code RIGID25

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#4 posted 11-26-2011 09:24 PM

+1 for Ridgid. I work in the same kind of shop as you and have the predecessor to their saw. It’s given me great service without any problem. I own a couple other orange power tools and the rare occasion where I’ve needed it, their customer service has been great. The other great thing about HD is that they frequently over-stock on large tools and then end up marking them down so if you’re patient, you can find them at a lower price than listed.

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