|Forum topic by Tom148||posted 03-15-2012 10:41 AM||2088 views||0 times favorited||5 replies|
03-15-2012 10:41 AM
I am in the process of upgrading my shop and I am trading my 25 year old Sears Craftsman contractors table saw for a new model. I have been looking at the Grizzly table saws and like the G0715P Hybrid saw or the G0690 Cabinet Saw. Both seem very good prices for what you get. I have also looked at the General “50-200r m1” which I quite like. The blade cavity looks a little tight for a dado set but I think that is manageable.
I just ran across a 1998 Unisaw 1 1/2 hp, 26” fence with 50” rails for about $850. I know this is the reference standard in table saws but I would love for folks to chime in and offer opinions on the relative merits of these saws vs each other and the 20 year old Unisaw. I am concerned about dust collection and safety (riving knife) so I am leaning towards a newer model. I considered the Sawstop but the cost delta is too big at present.
My shop is being set up for small boxes, marquetry and wood carving. So precision is important but massive power is not. I have budgeted about $1000 for the table saw.
I am currently working bringing 220 single phase to my shop and I want to make a decision in the next few days.
So I welcome your feedback and opinions.