|Forum topic by Tdak||posted 05-22-2015 11:45 AM||1061 views||0 times favorited||10 replies|
05-22-2015 11:45 AM
Good afternoon, all! This is my first post to this site—I came across it while researching table saws. I want to get serious with my woodworking—I have done construction and just finished doing some extensive rehab on a two-family I purchased last year. That said, I have a 17-year old Delta benchtop table saw which has seen better days, but I really want to take my game to the next level. With regards to what types of things I’d like to do, the majority of the work would be built-ins (shelving, closets, etc.) and furniture. As such, I am looking to spend $800-$1300 on a saw that is dependable and that will align properly. I am fairly certain that a hybrid saw will work just fine—don’t have room for a large cabinet saw—but I do want something with substantial capacity that will last a long time. I have looked at many brands, but I am coming to you all to see if I have missed a brand that I should consider. Thus far, I am considering the following saws—many of which I have read reviews for on this site:
As I mentioned, I want something that aligns well and something that will last a long time. Would like to keep it in the $1000 range, but if spending a bit more will make a difference, I’d like to hear your thoughts. Thanks in advance!