hi everyone, i am a wood worker from England and i have finally made the decision to buy myself a good table saw, one that will last me for a good few years to come, i have looked at several different brands, makes and models and i just cant find anything i like the look of in this country, from what i can see the US are streets ahead in table saw development, and i cant find a table saw that matches up to the high quality of saws from companies like powermatic and grizzly, both brands not in the uk! anyway, i really like this sawhttp://www.grizzly.com/products/10-3HP-220V-Cabinet-Table-Saw-with-Long-Rails-Riving-Knife/G0691
but the thing is i have no idea if i can get one shipped to England, if anyone knows of a saw of similar characteristics it would be really helpful, the main reasons i like this style of saw is the table, the style of it is very different to the ones I’ve seen, most of them have very little space to the left of the blade, and the ones that have a fold up extension all seem to have big gaps in said extension, it seems to be Less of a table and more of a support frame. i also like the fence on this saw, it looks strong and sturdy, and there is alot of capacity, i will be doing a fair bit of work ripping down 8×4 sheets of plywood so alot of space to the right of the blade is important for my saw. i am not so worried about a fitted out-feed table as i have plans on having a workbench the same height behind it, so this will act as my out-feed table.
i think that just about covers it all really, i know its asking a fair bit but if anyone knows how i can get one of these saws it would be ideal, cheers everyone!
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