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Forum topic by lateralus819 posted 09-03-2013 11:16 PM 1018 views 0 times favorited 35 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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lateralus819

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09-03-2013 11:16 PM

Well after seeing my new ridgid has the arbor issue, I’m in need of a different saw. Preferable the hybrid type, or a cabinet, 110v is a must, ability to convert to 220v is good.

Budget is $600, i can go more if needed.

-- Never confuse mistakes with failure. Kevin


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#1 posted 09-04-2013 12:02 AM

The Grizzly G0732 is $695, but the shipping will add probably another $100.
It is a promoted as a contractor saw, but has the motor inside the base as far as I can tell.
It does have a 1-1/2 hp motor so it comes as a 120volt, but can be rewired for 220volt.
And it does have a true riving knife, which is a big point for me.

Steel City model 35990CG (cast iron table, granite wings) would be a saw I’d look at as well. It’s got cabinet mounted trunions and is on sale for $599, plus shipping of course, so maybe $700.
The Steel City 35990CS (cast iron table, steel wings) is $499 plus shipping. that would really be a close match for the Ridgid, but with the better cabinet mounted trunion system.
Here’s a link.
http://www.buysteelcitytools.com/catalog.html

-- Michael :-{| “If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed.” ― A H

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#2 posted 09-04-2013 12:20 AM

craigs list and patience.

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#3 posted 09-04-2013 12:24 AM

I’ve been browsing craigslist, problem is, if i see something, what should i look for? My problem is I’m not “up” on the ins and outs of TS’.

-- Never confuse mistakes with failure. Kevin

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#4 posted 09-04-2013 12:46 AM

I’d be scouring Craigslist for a sweet deal on a used saw. $600 should be an excellent used saw.

-- Happiness is like wetting your pants...everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth....

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#5 posted 09-04-2013 12:49 AM

Research. I spend hours looking before I make a buy. You really can’t come on LJ and ask for suggestions. You may get 40,000 different suggestions.

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UpstateNYdude

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#6 posted 09-04-2013 12:49 AM

Where are you located? Then perhaps we can look at CL in your area to give you some help/hints on what to shoot for.

-- Nick, “Discovering the truth about ourselves is a lifetime's work, but it's worth the effort.” ― Fred Rogers, Be My Neighbor

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#7 posted 09-04-2013 12:53 AM

Nvm I remember you’re near me, I’ll peek and see if there’s anything around. I would show you the 1940’s-50’s craftsman I found for $10 from a guy at a garage sale the other day, but I’m planning to restore it because as they say they don’t make’em like that anymore.

-- Nick, “Discovering the truth about ourselves is a lifetime's work, but it's worth the effort.” ― Fred Rogers, Be My Neighbor

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#8 posted 09-04-2013 12:58 AM

They certainly don’t. I’m right on bluebird road. I’d appreciate it if you see anything and give me a tip. Been having to use the table saw at work, which is very inconvenient.

-- Never confuse mistakes with failure. Kevin

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#9 posted 09-04-2013 12:59 AM

I bought the Rigid R4512 just a little while back from Home Depot for $499. It’s a GREAT saw. At work, we bought the 10” SawStop contractor saw for general purpose cutting and paid about $1700.

While the SawStop is obviously the safer saw, the Rigid R4512 is a MUCH better saw in every other regard. I soon bought a second G/P saw for work and we got an R4512 for our more experienced workers and everybody likes it much better than the SawStop.

It is a solid saw, well build, easy to put together, precise and quite.

my $0.02

-- Chris, “as soon as you come up with something foolproof, they come up with a better fool""

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#10 posted 09-04-2013 01:00 AM

Juniorjock, you’re quite right. I’m just looking for ideas here. I know they’re are probably hundreds of options. I’ve been looking for a while.

-- Never confuse mistakes with failure. Kevin

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#11 posted 09-04-2013 01:11 AM

This one is kind of an old post but who knows
Jet $1000 3hp (I’ll wire the 220v 20amp breaker and circuit for ya if you want) If I didn’t already buy $3500 worth of Grizz stuff I’d be all over it.

Rigid older model, could probably talk him down to $300

Powermatic 68 again 3hp 220v 20amp needed but awesome saw for $1000 but you’d need to invest in a new fence system

Beyond that they’re either crappy contractors saws or really far away unless you want to drive to Mass or VT then there are some more nice ones…I even saw a nice 3phase unisaw for $675 if I had the converter and the willingness and time to drive that far it’d already be in my garage sigh

-- Nick, “Discovering the truth about ourselves is a lifetime's work, but it's worth the effort.” ― Fred Rogers, Be My Neighbor

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#12 posted 09-04-2013 01:13 AM

The other issue is, i rent a house, I’m sure my landlord would be okay with a conversion, but what does something like that cost?

-- Never confuse mistakes with failure. Kevin

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#13 posted 09-04-2013 01:15 AM

I did a ton of research on table saws – and months of craigslist watching and never found something i felt comfortable with getting. Granted my “machine” experience is very low- so I am going for the ridgid r4512 from home depot. It seems to be a reasonable entry point that should meet all of hobbyist level requirements – at least from all the posts I have seen !

Good Luck

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UpstateNYdude

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#14 posted 09-04-2013 01:17 AM

Lateralus – I think I recognize your house I pass it all the time on my way to FE from GF you have the corner lot at the 4 way that was just all redone like 1-2 years ago if not then it sure as hell looks the same. Only reason it stands out to me is because your siding is almost the same as mine and things like that stick with me for some unapparent reason.

-- Nick, “Discovering the truth about ourselves is a lifetime's work, but it's worth the effort.” ― Fred Rogers, Be My Neighbor

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#15 posted 09-04-2013 01:19 AM

Oh and I’ve also owned the r4512 for the last 3 years it’s a great saw, but next year I’m going with the Griz 690 and better heat for the garage.

-- Nick, “Discovering the truth about ourselves is a lifetime's work, but it's worth the effort.” ― Fred Rogers, Be My Neighbor

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