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Forum topic by DJR posted 08-10-2014 04:05 PM 909 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-10-2014 04:05 PM

I am looking to purchase another table saw to replace my Ryobi BT3100. I have been reading online reviews, etc. to gather information. However, it appears that wanting a saw that is easy to align, maintains the alignment, and ultimately cuts straight is to much to ask, except for a cabinet saw. My BT3100 has been plagued with alignment issues for years, so I don’t want to go down that road again. For example, Ridgid’s R4512 well documented alignment problems for years seems to be a common experience for hobbyist style offerings. I don’t need a cabinet saw, and don’t want to spend $1,500 plus for one anyway. Are there any table saws under $1,000 that don’t have a bunch of problems? Thanks.


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#1 posted 08-10-2014 04:20 PM

I did extensive research on exactly the same goal…
The Delta 36-725 is most likely your best bet.
Tinman has posted a lot about the saw. Check this out.

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#2 posted 08-10-2014 04:21 PM

If you are willing to go used, you can get a cabinet saw for under $1000. I have a mid 90’s unisaw that I love and bought used about 2 years ago with some goodies for $1050. If you don’t want a cabinet saw because of the weight or size, then you won’t want to go that route, but if the only thing keeping you from a cabinet saw is the cost of a new one, consider used.

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