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Forum topic by blockhead posted 05-19-2009 12:06 AM 593 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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blockhead

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05-19-2009 12:06 AM

Thanks again Jim and Scott!

-- Brad, Oregon- The things that come to those who wait, may be the things left by those who got there first.


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#1 posted 05-19-2009 12:21 AM

Hey Brad
I’ve have a ryobis aluminum saw it was a good little saw but the light weight tended to let it want to tip over with heavier wood or sheet stock. I really like the Ridgid model they just discontinued at Home Depot. But it’s worth checking to see if they have one at another store they’ll bring in for you . One of my students went down to buy one just as they were selling them off and she got it for $299 down from $599 These are much better saws then the light weight Ryobis. I have also seen bargains on table saws on e bay but you have to be close to were the seller is or the shipping is a killer. I also like Grizzly tools if you can get you hands on one of them. Good luck on your hunt.

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#2 posted 05-19-2009 01:50 AM

Once you go with the typical portables, you give up several advantages that the bigger belt driven cast iron saws offer, but the portability sure can come in handy. GI offered a saw for a while that was basically a hybrid on a stand. It looked a whole lot like the current Jet 708100…some call it a contractor saw but it had a belt drive induction motor housed inside the enclosure. The Hitachi C10FL is similar from a description. Sawstop is introducing a full size contractor saw on a stand….one issue with this saw is that it has an outboard motor. These could serve as some ideas of what you can do.


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#3 posted 05-19-2009 10:59 AM

Thanks a lot guys! Very helpful and will get me pointed in the right direction.

-- Brad, Oregon- The things that come to those who wait, may be the things left by those who got there first.

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