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Cajunhobbyguy

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12-28-2011 08:35 AM

Topic tags/keywords: tablesaw pine new saw review

Ok, I finally got the thing out of the box this morning and set it up. This is my first table saw and I was really careful about the setup. Took me about 30 minutes. Straight out the box the blade was absolutely 90 degrees perpendicular, square and well centered. Just to see how she worked I cut thru different lengths of 3/4” plywood using the fence for measurement only. It was spot on all the way. Ripped a 4’ 2×4” at 1” and it was perfect.
So far so good. I’ll have to figure out the other stuff later but for what I need, it’s perfect.
The saw is a bit heavy but very well built and sturdy.

we’ll see how she does in a couple of weeks when I start the first project.

later,
cajun


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Mark Shymanski

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#1 posted 01-09-2012 05:52 AM

I remember when I opened the box on my first table saw; I can’t decide which smells better, a new car, new stereo equipment or a new power tool LOL! Enjoy and I’ll look forward to your next/first project with this saw.

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Ben

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#2 posted 01-09-2012 06:03 AM

I would say that new tool smell beats all hands down. Stereo equip is a distant second. The car, well that is one I’ll never experience for myself. I’d rather run a beater and spend the money on tools ;)

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Ben

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#3 posted 01-09-2012 06:08 AM

I only have a little hitachi TS and it is well.. crap to put it mildly. I cant afford a contractors saw (at least not new) and was looking at both the rigid and bosch table saws. I was leaning toward the rigid myself, only partly because of the price difference. For the price it really seems like a good tool. I’ve been making do with my POS, watching craigslist and hoping to find a great deal on something better.

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jim C

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#4 posted 01-09-2012 06:08 AM

New Car
Stereo Equipment

In that order.

New tool? Not bad but still exciting to break open the box or crate!

-- When I was a boy, I was told "anyone can be President", now I'm beginning to believe it!

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Rick

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#5 posted 01-09-2012 08:37 AM

Cajun: (And Ben)

I got the same Saw about a year ago. It Exceeded my Expectations for a small, so called Portable Contractors Saw.

I mounted it on the old Craftsmans Steel Legs. BUT! I also wanted to keep it “Mobile” if need be. Also Isolate as much Vibration and Noise as possibble.

I attached a piece of 3/4” Fir G1S to the Steel Legs with 1/4” Bolts, Washers and Nuts. There are 2” Dia. x 1/2” Neoprene Washers that I had laying around, BETWEEN the Legs and the Plywood.

The Saw Base is attached on Top of that, also with 1/4” Bolts etc. I cut up an old Mouse Pad …LOL.. Doubled it and trimmed it to fit under the “Base Feet” of the saw Itself. I can remove the saw in about 4/5 Minutes if I want to take it somewhere.

That Sawdust “Chute” pickup that surrounds the Blade works like a Charm with my OLD Craftsman Shop Vac, it Gets, I’d say 95% or more of the “STUFF”.

I’m making a ”Cedar Outdoor Coffe Table” for some friends as a House Warming Gift. 5/4” Cedar Planks on top. I had to trim both sides (Across the Planks. The Top is Assembled, 24” Wide, and HEAVY) to get it Nice and Even so I can “Round Off” the Top Edge all the way around with a router.

Took off 1/4” on both sides. Like Soft Cheese!! Stock Blade and NO adjustments necessary right out of the box!.

Only thing that bothers me a little is they say there is an “Outfeed Extension Kit” but I can’t find it anywhere, including RIDGID. So I use a Seperate Roller Stand.

OH! Think I have some Pics on here (Now that I’ve One Finger Typed all this ..LOL..). I’ll check.

Okay. The only change is a Mobile Base has been added, well worth it!

That’s pretty well it. If you need more details, don’t hesitate to ask.

Rick (Ontario, Canada)

-- Hope Everyone Is Doing Well! .... Best Regards: Rick

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sarahpark

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#6 posted 11-27-2014 02:53 AM

Rick, thank you for sharing the photos. This saw appeared in my local black Friday sale, and got it TODAY. I am going to place it on saw horses, but it will be nice to have somewhat permanent stand or mobile base like you set up in the future.

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knotscott

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#7 posted 11-27-2014 01:05 PM

For those who are price shopping this saw, it’s identical to the Craftsman 21828 (if they still sell it) ....both made by TTI/Ryobi.

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Rick

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#8 posted 11-27-2014 09:17 PM

Hi Sarah:

It’s a very nice saw. Word of Caution please. Setting it on Saw Horses might be okay for now as long as the Saw Horses are Very Solid I.E. Will Not Move at all. Perhaps a piece of 1/2” or 3/4” Plywood fastened across the Saw Horses first, the bolt the saw to that.

Make sure it is fastened real well. You do NOT want ANY Movement when you are making a cut of any kind! That is a Disaster of The Human Kind just waiting to happen!

Regards: Rick


Rick, thank you for sharing the photos. This saw appeared in my local black Friday sale, and got it TODAY. I am going to place it on saw horses, but it will be nice to have somewhat permanent stand or mobile base like you set up in the future.

- sarahpark


-- Hope Everyone Is Doing Well! .... Best Regards: Rick

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#9 posted 11-29-2014 08:12 AM

Why waste money on a new car? You can get the new car smell in an aerosol can. Transform your old beater!!

Can’t afford a Harley? Go down to the biker bar with a digital recorder. Then, crank up the volume on your Vespa’s sound playback system, and people will think you’re really cool.

Like to be like the dudes who ride around with a gun rack in their pickup’s rear window? Just get a decal of a rack with guns and stick it in your window. You’ll be the hit of the roadside tavern.

(Sorry—don’t know what came over me)

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Rick

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#10 posted 11-30-2014 09:37 PM

“runs with scissors”

Absolutely! I couldn’t agree more!

Maybe you have the same Little Voices coming from your computer even when the Speakers are Turned Off?

They come up with some Weird suggestions some times.

Rick

-- Hope Everyone Is Doing Well! .... Best Regards: Rick

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