|Forum topic by Bobthebuilder2||posted 03-10-2015 05:34 AM||1546 views||0 times favorited||20 replies|
03-10-2015 05:34 AM
So, like my other thread, same question basically, and my last one, so don’t worry, i won’t be making anymore pesky questions for every tool in the shed lol.
So like routers, ive been doing lots of research on table saws. With the goal being, i want one thats going to last, and not cause me headaches that im not skilled enough to realize and avoid yet when picking one out. This would be home hobbiest so 120v 1 phase is ideal
So from what i gathered, the rigid from home depot is supposed to be good, and the craftsmans from sears is almost exactly the same but $100 more. Then there is grizzly they have 2 lower end models around $600-$700, the newest of which is supposedly a downgrade to the other, and that other supposedly has a bug or two, well all of these supposedly have a problem or two.
Then there is the delta from lowes for $600, but that has very questionable replacement parts aka, none that i know of, and may or may not ever get support from delta, out a year i think? and doesn’t even have basic assessorys for it yet. Two peice fence/rail which people say is bad, i guess bad for trying to get it aligned? but after that its ok?
Lastly, is used off craigslist, and it just so happens, there is someone on there unloading a bunch of old unisaws right now. Problem is, almost all of them are 220v, and most of those are 3phase. But its even more confusing because i can’t quiet find out, how good these models were, how much the cost knew, ect.
were all the older cabnet unisaws really expensive? or were a few kind of like the one from lowes for $600?
here’s a few model numbers im seeing on craigs 34-801, 34-450, 34-466, 34-806, 34-761, 34-540, 34-806f, 34-461
the fences on these are all very different, some have a micro adjust bar type rail, one has a besmeyer but its pretty expensive, some have sheetmetal looking bases, while others look really thick and heavy.
So im trying to find out are these old machines worth it, or would i jsut be better off getting something new? the 34-801 would mostly be plug n play, it can be rewired to 120v 1.5hp $400 but thats prob a tad bit high ive read some people snagging them for $200. but everything could be worn out, but then with a new one, some of those just arn’t right from the very beginning so…
the reviews on the new saws are scaring me, kind of like the routers. I realize some people make bad reviews just to complain, but i see lots of people saying the same things which makes me take it a bit more serious. for example, and im going off memory here but it seems like there’s alot of blade alignment issues, wobbles, and fence problems