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04-08-2014 03:55 PM


My name is John and I happened to stumble across this site while looking for table saw reviews. For years I have been interested in woodworking and have decided to finally take the plunge and start. I have some basic tools, circular saw, miter saw, and a few clamps but I am looking to build out my future shop once my house is built. I am currently working on refinishing a TV a moire to convert it to a wine cabinet for our new kitchen. With the new house I will have lots of projects to work on so I am very excited.

I am looking forward to learning about the craft from the experts on here.


P.S. I am in the Harrisburg, PA area!

-- John Flood

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#1 posted 04-08-2014 05:14 PM

Here ya go John, knotscott is the resident expert on table saws here on LJ’s. This link is to his ABC's of table Saws and here is another to the best deals on saw blades

Also here is a link to tons of table saw reviews which can be found under the review tab.

oh and PS Welcome to LJ’s!


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#2 posted 04-08-2014 05:51 PM

Thanks! WOW! There are a lot of reviews. I am debating between the Rigid R4512 and the Craftsman 21833. I have to wait till I move into the new place. Don’t really want to move a 300 pound table saw more than I have too.

-- John Flood

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#3 posted 04-09-2014 05:24 PM

Welcome to LJs, I’m new here myself and really enjoy all the advice and projects. I was considering both the saws you mentioned but found more reviews against them than for them. Am in no way an expert but will tell you this, keep an eye out for a used saw, recently bought myself the Ridgid 3660 for $300 off CL. It and the 3550 both had much better reviews than the 4512. And yes they are difficult to move.

-- Stan

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#4 posted 04-09-2014 08:22 PM

Welcome to LJ! Lots of interesting stuff to keep your attention here ;-)

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#5 posted 04-09-2014 08:31 PM

Welcome to LJ’s and congratulations on a new house and being able to set up a shop. I’ve been here almost a year and I wish I had found it sooner.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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