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Forum topic by daddywoofdawg posted 10-28-2014 05:22 PM 1537 views 0 times favorited 11 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-28-2014 05:22 PM

Topic tags/keywords: tablesaw

I’m looking at a couple used table saws there contractor type that have been set-up as “cabinet saws”extra in feed out feed tables,brand name fences,etc,the stuff to leave it set-up in your shop,not to throw in your truck and go to the job site for the day.
all things equal which is a better brand? jet,delta/rockwell.I used to like our delta cabinet saw way back in high school and fred flintstone was the neighbor across the street.


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#1 posted 10-28-2014 05:43 PM

Contractor saw in this case would be the cheapest one. I would not get to hung up on which brand if they all have the same fence ect. I would look at which one has more HP and Condition….

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#2 posted 10-28-2014 05:47 PM

so neither brand is junk?motor etc wise?

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#3 posted 10-28-2014 06:17 PM

No, both are nice contractor saws. Motor wise you should be good to go, and the plus is that the motors are plentiful for these types of saws and relatively cheap. The biggest decider should be HP, probably want no less than 1 1/2 HP. The next decider should be fence, I prefer a biesemeyer or biesemeyer clone type fence. You also want to look at included insert plates, you would hope for a zero clearance and dado plate to be included. An aftermarket miter gauge would be nice. If you have two choices you should decide on the whole package not just name recognition.

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#4 posted 10-28-2014 06:30 PM

one has a biesemeyer the other a Incra.just wanted to make sure they didn’t put a 10k paint job on a $200.00 car.seen that.and they’re not at the buy it just for the fence price.

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#5 posted 10-28-2014 07:13 PM

I have heard really great things about the incra fence, If you plan on doing allot of repeat cuts I heard the incra is very good for that. Are they both around the same price?

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#6 posted 10-28-2014 07:21 PM

If both saws were equal in motor size, I would go for the Biesemeyer type fence because if you put an extention on the right siide the fence is easy to move and does not take up much room and is a snap to remove and adjust. I use the extra table space all the time. Saw plates be nice also but can be made or buy aftermarket one’s easily. My opinion, either way you go you have a good fence.

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#7 posted 10-28-2014 07:21 PM

The thing to watch out for on the Incra is that it effectively reduces your rip width because of the width the fence takes. They may have built out the table to the right to account for this. But for the same rip capacity, an incra will take up a couple of feet more in the footprint than with the Beisemeyer. If you have lots of space—no problem

Biesemeyer

Incra

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#8 posted 10-28-2014 08:36 PM

Looks like GShepherd and I had exactly the same thought at exactly the same time . . . kind of creepy.

One other thought—if you’re going to go with the one with the most HP, as suggested above, you might want to check the amp rating. The Craftsman 113 series of contractor saws are notorious for claiming 3 hp although they are are really about 1.5 (that’s the saw I have). A solid contractor saw, especially with an aftermarket fence as you describe, can do an awful lot of good woodworking.

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#9 posted 10-28-2014 11:17 PM

All I can add now is Great Mnds think alike LOL

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#10 posted 10-29-2014 04:34 PM

was thinking of going with the jet and incra fence,but now looking at that fence I need room for the “T sq”pass the table area.so not sure now,market may make the choice for me.

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#11 posted 10-29-2014 05:38 PM

If the Jet is a much better buy saw wise, get it, then buy a Biesemeyer fence used or new off FleeBay, I got one for my PM66 Delivered for 120.00, then use the INCRA for something else or sell it….

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