OK, so I have been scrolling for about a year. My business seems to be picking up and I think I could use a better saw but I need help deciding which one.
Presently I have a Grizzly Shop Fox 16”. Not a bad saw, but I am ready for something with less noise, vibration and one I can change/re-position blades easier on.
I am looking at a deal both Rockler and Grizzly are running currently for the DeWalt 20” with table and light for $500. Neither have them in stock currently or I probably would have bought it already.
I have also considered the Excaliber by General International for $585 without table or light, through Amazon.
Amazon also has the Hegner 18” for $1550 which is out of my price range.
And then there is the Hawk but its manufacturing company changes about every 3-4 years. and it sells for $1200-1500. I have found a listing on Craig’s list for $325, but I can’t get the party to respond and I am skeptical about that low of a price…
I would love to take a piece of wood and try out each of these machines, but I don’t know where or how I could make that happen. So I’m asking for your help deciding. I know everyone has their favorite and that some of you have had several different saws.
Quality, noise, ease of use and important and price is secondary.