LumberJocks

question on table saws

  • Advertise with us

« back to Power Tools, Hardware and Accessories forum

Forum topic by oldfolks posted 2203 days ago 789 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
View oldfolks's profile

oldfolks

8 posts in 2291 days


2203 days ago

Most everyone likes the Ridgid 3660 and it does seem to be a sweet TS. I just discovered the Jet Pro Shop model SWLFR for $ 690.00 delivered. Is the Jet a better TS ?
Would like replies ASAP because I am wanting to order very soon.

Thanks John (old folks)
johneduck@eastex.net

-- oldfolks


5 replies so far

View Bigbuck's profile

Bigbuck

1347 posts in 2260 days


#1 posted 2203 days ago

The jet pro shop model does appear to be a better saw if it is the one I am thinking about. Instead of a contractors saw it is what they call a hybrid between the contractor and cabinwt saws. It also looks like it comes with a better fence. All the ones I looked at were around 1000 though. Make sure that it comes with the fence, cause one of those will cost you around a couple hundred dollars.

I got the ridgid cause I was on a budget and it appeared to be the most saw for the money. I love it, and while the fence system is pretty good it is not nearly as heavy duty as the bestlemire style fences. For the money it is a great saw.

-- Glenn, New Mexico

View pommy's profile

pommy

1697 posts in 2288 days


#2 posted 2203 days ago

hi

i dont know about you but when i look at something whatever it is i buy the one that feels most comfortable to me these are both very good models and if the price is about the same then go with your gut instinct i cant say which is better than the other as each offer different aspects that enhance thier proformance

this probably doesn’t help you that much but i hope you enjoy which ever one you buy

andy…...

-- cut it saw it scrap it SKPE: ANDREW.CARTER69

View Benomatic's profile

Benomatic

13 posts in 2203 days


#3 posted 2203 days ago

I know the Ridged rates most saw for the money – but its a lightweight style contractor saw. The Jet or Delta with the Besymer fence (in my opinion) makes for a better overall saw. Its still moveable while providing the weight and stability needed for precision type cutting: Remember to upgrade to a nice Freud fusion blade! Don’t get a nice saw then run crappy blade – its just waisting money and time. Ben

-- Erica - I'll be out in the Man Cave - Bring me some meatloaf!

View oldfolks's profile

oldfolks

8 posts in 2291 days


#4 posted 2203 days ago

The Jet does come with the Jet Pro Fence… model JE 708480 K. $705.00 delivered
I am going to try my best to buy this saw. Does anyone have it and if so how do you like it ?

I like the way the blade adjusts ! A real plus in my decision to get this saw.

John (old folks )

-- oldfolks

View John Gray's profile

John Gray

2370 posts in 2482 days


#5 posted 2203 days ago

I have the Ridgid TS3650 and love it.

-- Only the Shadow knows....................

Have your say...

You must be signed in to reply.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase