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Hey all, I just took my porter cable staionary table saw back because of a bunch of issues I was having mainly the fence wouldn’t stay square. The porter cable was my second in about 3 months and took both back the first was the dewalt 744x. So since both saws had problems and I wasn’t happy with either I decided to stop going cheap on table saws and springing for a better saw. I’d love to buy the grizzly 0690 cabinet saw but I don’t have 220 available and just a headsup there is no possible way I can change it as it is not my building that my shop is in. I was going to buy a bandsaw but after having problems with my table saw I decided to put the bandsaw off and get a better table saw. The only tools I could possibly think of that I dont have are a bandsaw and a miter saw. That said I don’t have a need for a ton of tools so not being able to buy any other tools for a while shouldn’t be a problem. I’m very new to woodworking and just don’t want to have another issue with another table saw. Chances are this one will have to be ordered online and I’d hate to have to send it back if it has issues. My budget is 1400 at the absolute most. I doubt that will be a problem considering that I can’t go with a cabinet saw though. Thanks everyone LJ has been a godsend to me in my early woodworking so far. Great people and great advice


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#1 posted 877 days ago

Look at the Ridgid R4512. I think it’s probably made by Emerson and
Sears will have the same saw, basically, but rebadged.

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#2 posted 877 days ago

What Loren said. I’m getting one tomorrow.

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#3 posted 877 days ago

Russ, I just posted on your topic less then 15 minutes ago. I can’t go with the Ridgid it’s like taking the porter cable back and getting another one. In my opinion they are in essence both the same saws, both have steel wings which I can’t stand and the fences both leave much to be desired. I’d be very careful going with the Ridgid but if that’s your budget you may like it. I’m looking in a slightly higher price range because I don’t want to compromise quality for the cash I spend on my saw. Normally I would but it’s going to be the centerpiece of my shop and is going to have to last me a long time so I want to be 100% happy with my saw.

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#4 posted 877 days ago

Hello Iggles88, I’m in the same boat as you for 220 volts. Myself I’m giving the Grizzly G0715P 10” Hybrid Table Saw a serious look. Also, as of yet I have not searched LJ reviews on this model either. Good Luck in you choice.

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#6 posted 877 days ago

That grizzly hybrid saw has received some very questionable reviews. That’s the one I was dead set on until seeing the reviews on it and the problems with the blade going out of parallel as its moved up and down. There were a ton of people that cited the same problem and I can’t say for sure but I’m guessing that the few people that didn’t have those problems may have never checked.

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#8 posted 877 days ago

Jim…..I actually have never seen that saw I just looked it up quickly, there’s no reviews on it id hate to spend 1400 on a saw and not have anyone say anything about it. Also that seems pretty steep for a hybrid saw. At that price i really would have liked to get a cabinet saw. It sucks that I’m limited to the saws I can get. Another thing I didn’t mention is that I’d like to get make a decision on a saw ASAP because not having a table saw in my shop limits what I can do right now.

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#10 posted 877 days ago

I have seen that one. It’s a possibility im still going to continue to look, I’m looking at the powermatic contractor saw. It looks and sounds nice but I’m not sure about that one either. I hate buying tools on the blind not being able to see it in person or get a good number of reviews.

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#11 posted 877 days ago

May be you could find a used one of these grizzly go478 if you run a wanted add in CL

http://www.toolsofthetrade.net/industry-news.asp?sectionID=1492&articleID=501503

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#12 posted 877 days ago

Honestly, your criteria is vexing. I’d recommend spending less
that $500 on a 110v table saw and using something else for
large panels and full sheets of ply. Ezsmart or whatever.

Any contractor saw can cut joints, square panels with a jig
and rip adequately. This covers 95% of what a table saw
needs to do in general cabinet work. A contractor saw is
the same as any American style cabinet saw in terms of
crosscut capacity… which is limited by the miter gauge
travel and blade-left support. In essence, you’ll need
accessories or crosscut-optimized saw for long parts anyway.

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#13 posted 877 days ago

I think Loren’s got a good point about your criteria being vexing ,in other words somethings got to give. Sometimes what we want is not always available.

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#14 posted 877 days ago

Well I have a track saw for full sheets of plywood and such. And I don’t see why my criteria would be vexing at all. I don’t have 220 available but I’m not buying a cheap saw its that simple. There are plenty of nice saws that aren’t cabinet saws. I really like the jet proshop? The only problem is the lack of a riving knife. I had two table saws that were around 500 dollars. They’re all cheaply made and have many shortcomings. I’m not buying another saw with steel wings or another saw that has a bad fence which are both going to be present in that price range. The grizzly contractor saws are also nice. Both have cast iron wings and a decent fence. Those were the types of saws I was talking about. The reason I posted the topic was to see what peoples experiences with the saws I were looking at were.

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#15 posted 877 days ago

Good luck on your quest I hope you find something that works for you.

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