|Forum topic by Doug||posted 01-05-2015 10:43 PM||1423 views||0 times favorited||4 replies|
01-05-2015 10:43 PM
I need help selecting a mid priced saw – something in the $600 – $750 range. Here’s why:
I’ve slowly been ratcheting up the quality in my shop. For years I was mostly working on home improvement projects and used a couple of Ryobi table saws – which were perfectly fine for dragging around the house, working on decks, and some larger renovations projects.
Of late I have been doing a lot more in the way of detailed woodworking projects and the portable Ryobi BTS-20 which is great on the job site just doesn’t cut it anymore. No sense in having good jigs and measurements if the saw can’t be really good once set up.
I’ve seen a craftsman at $650 and a Rigid at $600 – both seem to have better material – iron over plastic, blade guards, better fences and (finally) locking height adjustment.
Any thoughts on a brand to look at (or avoid?) Any help and suggestions would be very much appreciated. I need this saw to last me at least a good 10 – 12 years before we are looking at retirement and I can build my dream shop!
-- Back at it after a 35 year break...