|Forum topic by ex-member||posted 07-19-2013 08:45 AM||1619 views||0 times favorited||6 replies|
07-19-2013 08:45 AM
I am going to buy a new table saw. I live in the UK, although I’ve lived in Canada until four years ago. My choices are not familiar to me. I’ve narrowed it down to two, but the price point between them is too great not to ask for an opinion or two.
The first option is a Fox F36-527, which is a 10” saw with a 1500w motor, an aluminum table and an 80mm maximum cut. 3 year warranty, too. costs about 250 GBP
Second is the Charnwood W619 which has a cast iron table, an 8” blade and a less powerful motor. It does have the snazzy miter sled…which I suppose is nice. Just one year warranty and it costs 500 quid for less cut and less motor.
Since I intend to cut a lot of hardwood that will be no thicker than 2” either might fit the bill, but is the extra cost for cast iron tables really worth it when compared to aluminum castings? Any comments regarding either the reliability of the brands or any suggestions at all will be appreciated