|Forum topic by mcg1990||posted 01-07-2015 01:22 AM||813 views||0 times favorited||8 replies|
01-07-2015 01:22 AM
I had another thread but it was fairly generic, so I’ll ask this question here..
I’m in the market for a table saw, with a budget of $800. 99% of it’s use will be ripping oak boards I’m reclaiming from a gargantuan 100yr old barn. These are between 1.5” and 3.5” x 10” – 12”. Heavy duty stuff.
Also, my shop is only small – 13” x 22”, so I don’t have the space for a wide fence.
So I know that a contractor saw is unlikely to have the power I need, yet it seems to be all CL has to offer, apart from a few…
This Delta Unisaw is in my sights as the most likely candidate, but I can’t find much in the way of reviews. I had the owner send me these extra pics:
I hear that the fence is less than great, and the method by which I must attach a riving knife is also not perfect, but seeing as I’m not in the business of building fine cabinetry it might do just fine.
The owner is asking $1000, which from what I’ve seen online is very high. What’s a fair price for a saw like this, providing it works?
Basically – I know nothing about this saw.. or any saw to be precise. Any information or advice you could give me would be appreciated.