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Forum topic by MashMaster posted 946 days ago 886 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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MashMaster

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946 days ago

I just purchased one and am waiting for delivery. I saw multiple good reviews of the saw here so I’m pretty confident with my decision. For owners of the saw, do you have any setup or operation tips for the saw? I’m coming from the world of contractor saws.

-- - Dave ; Austin, TX


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gfadvm

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#1 posted 945 days ago

I have that saw and like you was upgrading from a cheap contractor saw. I cleaned all the rust preventive off with mineral spirits then followed the manual TO THE LETTER and had no problems setting it up. Been in use for 11 months and I’m still very happy with it. Get a decent blade. I have never even tried the blade that came with it. The red Diablo blades have been really good to me (from Home De

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#2 posted 945 days ago

Thanks, I have a few decent Freud blades so hopefully they will work well for me. What tooth count do you use?

Where do you notice the biggest difference between your old saw and the new one?

-- - Dave ; Austin, TX

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gfadvm

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#3 posted 945 days ago

I use the 24 tooth the most but also use a 40 tooth. My 24 tooth Diablo rip blade seems to crosscut as cleanly as the 40 tooth. The biggest difference in performance is power and MUCH quieter. My favorite difference is the increase in space between the front of the table and the blade. My miter gauge now gets used a lot whereas I couldn’t use it on stock wider than 4” on the contractor. I have glued up a lot of rip cuts without jointing the edges which was a big difference.

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#4 posted 945 days ago

I bought the saw about 8months ago and love it. Biggest issue was getting it into my basement shop, but that is what “gym friends” are for. Great saw, fence is good. Only issue I had/have is that my Freud Dial-a-dado set is very, very hard to fit on the saw. If I knew it was going to be such a problem, I would have purchased the Jet Proshop saw.

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MashMaster

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#5 posted 945 days ago

Thankfully it is going into my garage so it should be easy to get in. I’m assuming the lift gate fee will extend to him rolling it the extra 20 feet to the garage.

Why is it hard to get the dado set in? Is it an 8” or 6” dado set?

-- - Dave ; Austin, TX

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knotscott

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#6 posted 945 days ago

Ron – Have you tried using a little light sanding with fine sandpaper on the bore of your dado set?

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