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Forum topic by woodworkerforchrist posted 02-02-2015 04:39 PM 1130 views 0 times favorited 11 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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woodworkerforchrist

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02-02-2015 04:39 PM

So I think I’m finally going to be able to buy a nice table saw soon. I would like to get one that is heavy duty, acurate, good for mitres also, and a nice fence. It wont be moved much but I will probably put wheels on it and then also add outfeed tables around it. I want to start making nice boxes of all kinds, also bookshelves, small furniture, outdoor furniture, picture frames, and to cut wood. for scrollsawing etc. Thinking of looking on craigslist and other social media for a really good used one cheaper than the new ones. Not sure, or is it better to get a new one? I just think alot of things were built better years ago. Would like to spend $1,000 max. I like Dewalt and Delta for other tools I have, but not sure on tablesaws. Also advice on mitersaw, but tablesaw priority. Any advice or leads would be greatly appreciate! Thanks ya’ll!

-- Marty from MinneSNOWta


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#2 posted 02-02-2015 05:26 PM

There are plenty of posts about saws. Personally I like the idea of the StopSaw and it’s safety. You can certainly save a bunch of money by buying used just make sure that the used saw is in good shape. If I was buying new and could not afford the StopSaw I would consider a left tilt Grizzly 3 HP minimum. Others like the Powermatic saw.

-- Jesse, Saint Louis, Missouri

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#3 posted 02-02-2015 05:31 PM

The ABCs of Table Saws

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#4 posted 02-02-2015 05:45 PM

With that budget in mind I suggest 2 things: 1) used, and 2) patience. One will come along that’s just right.

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#5 posted 02-02-2015 09:54 PM

Hello I have no experience with any the others but must say my jet table saw has never let me down and well pleased with it

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#6 posted 02-02-2015 10:43 PM

I agree with waho6o9. Before I sold my 24’x36’ dedicated shop space I owned a Grizzly 3 hp. 220volt permanent table saw. It was Great. Now I never have owned a comparable Powermatic so I can’t tell you what the difference would be. But, I have worked on Delta’s Unisaw which is comparable to what I am talking about. It performed well also. I think that class of saw is too much for you Marty. From what you talked about doing can be done on the Grizzly 10” GO715P. I will say, if you can wire it for 220 volts. I have worked on large saws that are run on 110 and they get tired when you ask it to do “some heavy lifting”, if you know what I mean. That 2 hp motor wired 220 volts is sweet. I am going to purchase that saw in about 6 months. I have the last one in private college in the last semester, so then I will have the funds. Plus, that GO715P can be moveable, add an outfeed table, router table and it has a decent fence.
I will admit it that i am a Grizzly guy. But, I have had good luck with their equipment.

Marty

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#7 posted 02-02-2015 10:44 PM

I love that grizzly saw, but for the life of me can’t figure out why they run the cord out so low then up to the on off switch. It would look and be so much better to run it inside the cabinet and out right behind the switch. Looks like it’s stretched out waiting to get jerked loose. Guess it’s the old electrical background coming out of me.
Gerald

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woodworkerforchrist

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#8 posted 02-09-2015 08:01 PM

Thanks for all the great advice! Also wondering which ones have a really good rip fence and mitre sled, or ones that can be added.

-- Marty from MinneSNOWta

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#9 posted 02-09-2015 08:36 PM

I will say, if you can wire it for 220 volts. I have worked on large saws that are run on 110 and they get tired when you ask it to do “some heavy lifting”,

There is no difference in power between one wired for 110 or wired for 220. If that TS was having problems when doing “Heavy Lifting” on 110, it would have done the same on 220. There are advantages to running on 220, but it does not give it any additional power.

Cheers,
Brad

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#10 posted 02-10-2015 12:55 AM

PowerMatic TS1000, for sure. It does 120/240 okay, comes wired for 120. HAS BUILT-IN WHEELS. It’s the kid brother to the TS2000, which is my current wet dream, although I’d settle for a ‘66 saw…

-- OldEd

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#11 posted 02-10-2015 01:21 AM


PowerMatic TS1000, for sure. It does 120/240 okay, comes wired for 120. HAS BUILT-IN WHEELS. It s the kid brother to the TS2000, which is my current wet dream, although I d settle for a 66 saw…

- OldEd

A quick look under the hood might change your mind about that brotherly relationship with the PM2000….the innerds look more like the Jet Proshop and PM64B hybrids than the PM2000….very, very different animals under the hood.

PM2000:

PM1000:

PM64B:

Jet Proshop:

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