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Forum topic by nubby posted 09-04-2014 02:40 PM 961 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-04-2014 02:40 PM

Looking at new saws and have narrowed it down between the Jet ProShop and the General 50-200R. Both run off 115V

This will be my retirement saw and was looking for something with a riving knife and kickback pawls. I currently have a Delta 36-742 and an old 1973 Unisaw. I had really seriously considered trying to make a riving knife/splitter for one of them myself, though it would not go up and down with the blade since the saws are so old. Good saws just looking for this safety feature.

Anyway maybe someone out there has some experience with the Jet or the General can give me some advice.


-- Ben,in Dixie,

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#1 posted 09-04-2014 04:57 PM

Both are good hybrids, but I fear both will pale in comparison to your Unisaw. FWIW, the BORK riving knife should fit your saw. Have had one on my Shop Fox for six years now, and have been really happy with it.

-- Happiness is like wetting your pants...everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth....

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#2 posted 09-04-2014 05:06 PM

Take a hard look at what Baileigh has to offer. I bought a 3hp cabinet saw from them several months ago as an upgrade to my contractors saw. They have 115v options. Also, feel free to take a look at my review on my page. I would caution to stay away from the Laguna fusion series – there are really not up to snuff with their higher grade saws.

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#3 posted 09-04-2014 05:16 PM

Everything new is required to have a riving knife now.

After buying a Grizzly 1023, I would never go back to a saw
without an enclosed cabinet.

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#4 posted 09-04-2014 05:36 PM

I just looked at the Jet Hybird at Rockler yesterday.
To be honest, it really didn’t like it. The crank handles were plastic and it seemed kinda cheap looking.
The price was $1395
Last night I ordered a Grizzly G1023RLWX. You would need 220 to use it, but I already have it in my garage, so no problems for me.
It’s 5hp and was only $35 more than the 1023RLW. Only problem is they are on back order and won’t be available till November, which gives me time to get my shop setup the way I want it.
I currently have a Craftsman and built a station for it. I my decide to sell it, but I may just keep it. It’s been a real good saw and still works great and has never given me any problems.

-- Steve: Franklin, WI

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