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Forum topic by grunt58 posted 02-18-2013 04:59 PM 2432 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-18-2013 04:59 PM

Had a thread going on a Ridgid vs Steel City, pretty good feed back on both saw. Now I’m wonder what peoples thoughts are on Jet Table Saws. I guess I’m in the $1k price range so that looks like a proshop series.


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#1 posted 02-18-2013 05:09 PM

Well I can’t comment on the hybrid saw, but I have a 1.75 hp contractors saw with cast iron extension tables. It has the upgraded Xacta II fence, and I have been quite pleased with it. With a thin kerf blade it will zip through 8/4 white oak. Makes my tenons come out true and square, so I have no plans to upgrade.

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#2 posted 02-18-2013 07:26 PM

I don’t own either of the saws you mentioned but IMHO jet has present good quality products. JPS-10TS has
good reviews.

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#3 posted 02-18-2013 08:17 PM

I bought a jet super saw wich is very similar to the one you posted the link to.. Mine was used and I bought it for $500 dollars. It has a 110 motor which can be switched to 220 and I plan to switch it over some time soon. Mine has the cast iron wings and the beismeyer style fence but it is jet and I couldn’t be any happier with my purchase. It is everything I could want except for the 110 motor because at times if your trying to rip a 4×4 it can bog down and I think that switching to 220 will help that problem. I have a shop full of jet tools and I prefere them to any other in the price range. They are not powermatics or delta Rockwell but they are better than grizzly and maybe just a bit more expensive than grizzly. I am looking to get a jet 6×48 belt &disk sander next!

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#4 posted 02-18-2013 10:17 PM

”...They are not powermatics or delta Rockwell but they are better than grizzly and maybe just a bit more expensive than grizzly….”

Gotta be careful with the name game. In many cases, Jet and Grizzly roll off the same factory lines. There are plenty of exceptions, but many cases when they’re essentially the same. Better to evaluate each tool on it’s own merits than to make an assumption about an entire brand.

The original Jet Proshop 708480 series got solid reviews, but they’ve recently changed it to accommodate a riving knife (708490 series), so it’s likely a little different design. $1200 is a lot for a hybrid, but if you get it from a dealer you’ll at least get support. Are you restricted to 120v?

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#5 posted 02-18-2013 10:26 PM

a new 10” jet hybrid? what is it they say about “out of the frying pan and into the fire?”

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#6 posted 02-18-2013 10:42 PM

you would have to be crazy to look past the used delta’s that pop up on CL all the time. A hybrid takes the same foot print as a true cabinet saw, so why wouldn’t you go with a cabinet saw. in my area delta’s can be had for around $500. I just saw two 5HP uni-saws for 400 each. and with the premade panels 3phz power is cheap and almost plug and play. sorry to rant I just can’t make sense of not getting a real saw. unless you have to carry it down stairs then I under stand.

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#7 posted 02-18-2013 11:11 PM

The Jet hybrids look pretty solid, and have a much better fence than the Ridgid, although that isn’t hard to beat. If I had the money to spend, I’d be looking at Grizzly or older cabinet saws. You just can’t match the value of used saws, at the right price of course. If you get a hybrid now, you’ll likely want to upgrade later, but a polished up Unisaw will last you a lifetime. Plus, with the money saved on an used saw, you can load it up with accessories or buy more tools, and who can say they don’t like buying more tools?

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#8 posted 02-19-2013 12:25 AM

thanks lab. at least some one gets me.

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