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Crickett

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05-08-2014 02:09 AM

Hello from Northeast Ohio. I’m very interested in replacing several machines in my garage with more commercial-grade machines. Most pressing to me is my tablesaw. I’ve been using a 2hp sliding Craftsman for several years which needless to say has many limiitations. Does anyone have an suggestions on cabinet saws that are smaller than 52”? I’m looking ideally for a 30-36” saw. I’m also upgrading from Grizzly brands with other tools so I’m not interested too much in them at the moment. Any first hand experience with saws rather than reposting other reviews would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,
Crickett


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emrhappy

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#1 posted 05-15-2014 03:48 AM

What is your budget for a TS? I don’t have one… yet… but I’d look really hard at a sawstop if I was in the market for a new TS… Or perhaps a Delta Unisaw.

btw… What is a 2hp sliding craftsman?

-- I cut that thing twice and it's still too short!

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Paul

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#2 posted 05-15-2014 04:41 AM

Emrhappy,

It was the same concept that ryobi had on their bt3000? If memory serves me. It was a job site saw with a slider to the left of the blade.

Crickett,

Without budget it’s an impossible question the answer. I have a steel city contractor saw with a granite top. It has exceeded my expectations. I got mine at a local warehouse for $500. Cabinet mounted trunnions, passed the nickel test etc.

Click on my profile to view my workshop, you can see it there. If you dive deeper into my profile and postings you will find a write up I did on it. I’m giving it a full years worth of work through it before a final write up but so far so good and couldn’t be happier with it.

Paul

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Alan72

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#3 posted 05-15-2014 05:17 AM

I really like my SawStop with the 36” fence. My previous saw only had a 30” fence and I felt very limited with it. I’am in the process of finishing my Mother In law’s kitchen cabinets and using the 36” fence was so nice when cutting the plywood for the base cabinets. If I could change anything about my Saw Stop I wish I would’ve bought the 3hp instead of the 1.75hp saw.

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Crickett

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#4 posted 05-15-2014 12:50 PM

I’ve actually gone ahead and order the 3HP Baileigh TS-1040P-30 professional cabinet saw. This has a 30” rip capacity, and if the need should arise down the road I can easily purchase the additional leaf and leg assembly to make it a 52” saw. I should be receiving this today and can’t wait to post my initial review and then a follow up after 6 months of hards use.

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emrhappy

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#5 posted 05-15-2014 01:09 PM

Congrats! that looks like a nice saw. Looking forward to the review once you have it for some time. My table saw has a 32” rip capacity and I get so frustrated when I can’t dimension sheet goods… i.e. cabinet carcass that’s 36”... I have the INCRA TS-LS on my TS and I just went and got the 52” rails. If you think you might need it, chances are, you will. Good luck!

-- I cut that thing twice and it's still too short!

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Crickett

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#6 posted 05-16-2014 08:04 PM

Well I went ahead and purchased the saw. Follow my new thread at for my first review:

Cricketts new Baileigh Saw

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