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Forum topic by CH53ECC posted 02-03-2014 12:02 AM 898 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-03-2014 12:02 AM

First post here as I am jumping into woodworking and need some help getting started. Short back story as to why I’m getting a jobsite saw as I know it’s far from ideal. Currently a college student with limited funds as it is, I sold back my books to amazon and they gave me almost $500 for them in a gift card. Amazon does offer some nice cabinet saws but I just can’t swing that yet. I also looked at buying Home Depot or lowes gift cards to exchange it out but it’s not offered.

I think I settled on the Dewalt DWE7491RS. Is there anything I can do to get the most out of this saw? New miter gauge and blade is the only thing that comes to mind.

Thanks for the help.

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#1 posted 02-03-2014 02:49 AM

Nice saw choice. Very compact. well made, excellent fence, good DW thin kerf blades. I like the red diablo blades myself. There are cheaper saws but you won’t regret buying this unit.

You could make a sled for it. I’ve even seen people make a cool bench for it with an out feed table.

The Kreg miter gauge is a pretty good value too.

We had three table saw accidents this weekend on LJ. I hope you’re careful with that new saw. Lots of great videos online if you need a refresher course.

Have fun!

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#2 posted 02-03-2014 03:20 AM

i used the ridgeds for about the last 10 years, good job saw.. + 1 to sleds for crosscutting

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