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#1 posted 398 days ago

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#2 posted 398 days ago

what?

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#3 posted 398 days ago

^ Who, me ?

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#4 posted 398 days ago

im soo confused.i just would like some help choosing a saw. I’ve been debating which saw to get for months.

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#5 posted 398 days ago

I’m sure the saw itself is fine, but I’m not a fan of the fence that comes with that one. The fence tube is bolted to the t-square head, whereas most are welded. Do they offer other options? The General T-fence is one of the best Biese clones out there….see if they offer that one as an option.

With that said, if you have 220v, the price is pushing near the price of a Griz or Craftex 3hp cabinet saw….much beefier saws. Thought you had narrowed the choices down to one of these?

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#6 posted 398 days ago

well i did have it narrowed down, then i was talking to a friend of mine who encouraged me to have another look at the generals. its such a hard decision!

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#7 posted 398 days ago

It’s important to note that the saw linked above is a General “International” hybrid….it’s an associated with the company who makes the legendary General 350/650 industrial cabinet saws, but share’s little beyond the color with the 350 or 650. The 50-200R is a decent hybrid saw that’s leans toward the high end of hybrid pricing…..it pales in comparison to an industrial cabinet saw. If you’ve got 220v, it’s a no brainer IMO. If you don’t have 220v, then the 50-200R, or similar should be fine.

To answer your question….yes, it’s a good saw, but it’s not the best saw your money can buy IMHO.

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#8 posted 398 days ago

thank you for your suggestions! ill let you know what my final decision is!

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#9 posted 398 days ago

and, FWIW, i wouldn’t let the configuration of the fence concern me. it’s very similar to the bolt together head assembly on the ridgid OEM fence on one of my 10” CI emerson built TSs. relatively easy to adjust (admittedly not as easy as the t2 on my other emerson TS) and it holds it settings quite well.

was this a used or a new item purchase?

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