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03-09-2014 02:51 PM

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Hey everyone!

I am new to lumberjocks, long time reader first time poster. I live up in ontario and am looking to set up my own shop and am looking for a decent table saw that is reliable and wont blow out on me after a few uses. I am looking for something preferably mobile with accurate cuts. I am not a cabinet maker and dont require something that is accurate to mm but i want consistent cuts. I am more of a hobbiest/ DIY kinda guy

I have been looking into the ridgid cast iron table saw https://www.ridgid.com/ca/en/10-inch-cast-iron-table-saw

and

A more portable worksite saw like the bosch GTS1031 and build a mobile cabinet/ table around it with a router attachment.

Can anyone help me out here i keep hearing mixed reviews from different people on both saws. As soon as one sounds great a bad review pops up. The Rigid is at the limit of my budget so it anyone has any suggestions please let me know. Any and all are welcome.

Cheers


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#1 posted 03-09-2014 03:04 PM

another member just suggested this craftex as well if anyone has any experience with it plz let me know

http://www.busybeetools.com/products/TABLESAW-CONTRACTOR-10IN.-1.5HP-CRAFTEX.html

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#2 posted 03-09-2014 06:23 PM

Personally, I would find a good used cabinet saw, like a unisaw, PM66, Grizzly 1023, and put it on a mobility cart, so you can move it out of the way. If you want to use a cheap ts with a crappy fence that is up to you, but you raise the level of your work when you use good tools.

-- Jim from Kansas

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#3 posted 03-09-2014 07:18 PM

that would be the best option i agree but i do not have the space or the funds mainly for a true cabinet saw

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#4 posted 03-09-2014 07:59 PM

”but you raise the level of your work when you use good tools.”

No you don’t. You raise the level of your work by learning what good work is and how to execute it properly given the tools at hand.

A $30 000.00 dollar Altendorf can’t teach you how to do good work.

-- It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it. Aristotle

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#5 posted 03-10-2014 02:50 AM

Please please don’t mention the R4512. This will become a long thread.

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#6 posted 03-10-2014 02:51 AM

Isn’t this a reposted thread. Not that I mind. But I thought u posted that question already

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#7 posted 03-10-2014 02:55 AM

Sorry had to fix the words on my last post. Stupid auto correct

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#8 posted 03-10-2014 12:53 PM

ya i posted it on my homepage. i didnt know what i was doing at first so i posted it on the main forum page

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