|Forum topic by rblank||posted 01-18-2012 07:44 PM||749 views||0 times favorited||1 reply|
01-18-2012 07:44 PM
I know this has been asked a million times and I’ll apologize right off the bat for it, but I just can’t seem to find what I’m looking for in terms of information. I usually just lurk around because I’m fairly new to the hobby, trying to learn as much as I can. I’ve searched here and by using Google extensively over the last few weeks. What I’m looking for is experienced based opinions or if someone can point me to a test report and comparison, please do.
I’m finally ready to purchase my first table saw, and I have a general idea of what I want, but I’m not sure which saw I should be getting.
- First off I have some construction experience and I’m a commercial construction project manager, so I’m not a total novice.
I’ve been looking around online, both and new and for used saws on Craigslist, e-bay, etc. I think that a hybrid saw will suit my needs just fine for the time being because a full blown cabinet saw just isn’t in the budget right now. Where I’m struggling is which brand. I’ve been leaning towards the Jet JTS-10, but I also like the Grizzly. I know the Powermatic 64A is out there and among the top ranked, along with Steel City. I’ve yet to see an updated test on the new Craftsman with the granite top or the replacement to the Rigid TS3650. I can’t even find a new version of a Delta hybrid on their website.
I guess my biggest question is why should I choose one brand over another? I need something to convince me one way or the other, or I’ll continue to overanalyze this for month to come and my wife will never get her rocking chair I promised her for Christmas.
Enlighten me oh great and all-knowing Lumberjocks!!
-- Commercial Construction Manager - Attleboro, MA