|Forum topic by blkcheech||posted 04-15-2015 11:22 PM||8358 views||0 times favorited||51 replies|
04-15-2015 11:22 PM
I am looking to upgrade my tablesaw. I currently have a cheap Craftsman contractor saw. It does OK, but it has a small rip capacity, and the miter channel has the annoying protrusions that make it extremely difficult, if not impossible, to make and kind of jigs for it like a cross cut sled. So I am looking to upgrade. I have a budget of around $1000 (maybe just a bit more), obviously the less I spend the more other tools I can buy though. I was looking at a few different options but I am not sure if I have missed any. What I am looking to do with it, is this:
1. small amount of cabinet building. I won’t be making a lot, but a few for around the house.
Brands/models I am considering (in no particular order:
1. Rigid R4512 – I know there are issues with alignment, but I also heard if you get a good one they are nice for the money
2. Delta 36-725 – seems like a good saw for the price. People have raised concerns about possible customer service issues and it seems making a zero clearance insert is not possible, but it looks like Lowes may sell them.
3. Grizzly – G0771 – looks like a great option, but in searching I have found no place that sells a zero insert or dado insert and I am not sure if one can be made. I like that it is pre wired for 115 as that is all I have. Also not sure about the fence. Saw some people complain about it. Have to have it shipped and could get damaged.
4. Grizzly – G0715P – seems like the saw everyone says to get instead of all the others. comes 220 which won’t work for me, but can be rewired, so not a huge deal. Overall seems good, but also has the largest size overall so would take up the most space in my garage. Would have to get it shipped and could get damaged.
Any saws I am overlooking or anything I am not considering? Any input is GREATLY appreciated.