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Re: Suggestions on a new table saw
« Reply #20 on: April 15, 2019, 08:36:57 AM »
I have  DeWalt hybread saw with sliding table on the left and ex table on the left
I have had it 20 years good saw
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Re: Suggestions on a new table saw
« Reply #21 on: April 16, 2019, 01:08:55 PM »
I have the DeWalt also.  Its coming up to the 20 year mark and has performed well though there are not many accessories made for it. For the money its been a good tablesaw as a hobbyist saw.  Wanted a Powermatic or Delta but at the time they were a bit over budget.  For heavy use they or a Sawstop are the way to go.  More power is al ways better as is 240V.  Stay away from the tabletop contractor's saws - I'd feel safer with a good circular say and a good guidebar.

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Re: Suggestions on a new table saw
« Reply #22 on: April 25, 2019, 11:27:37 PM »
If you have the resources, a good sized slider adds some interesting capabilities to your regular table saw function. I have a 12” Hammer K3 which is very nice but there are several good brands.   I find the sliding functions much nicer than working with multiple sleds on a traditional table saw. Not sure the results justify the expense but it makes the work more enjoyable and accurate. 

For traditional table saws, Saw Stop makes very nice saws. Seems the vast majority of owners are very happy with their investment and the safety factor is a huge plus (I believe table saws are still the leader of woodshop accidents by a fair margin).  It would be my first choice. I have considered adding one exclusively for fence ripping as I like the feel for fence ripping better than my Hammer. 

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Re: Suggestions on a new table saw
« Reply #23 on: April 26, 2019, 09:24:25 AM »
Remarks on the slider; watch SCMI, every year they offer a 16 inch Nova slider for 9 bucks-one heck of a deal. Sliders require a HUGE amount of floor space, are super versatile, and very safe.
  I was hugely turned off to SawStop as the lawyer /owner tried to lever through legislation in Ca.making his saw mandatory for new saw purchasers. Fesstool bought him out.
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Re: Suggestions on a new table saw
« Reply #24 on: April 26, 2019, 04:24:46 PM »
That would turn me off, too!
Too many irons in the fire

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Re: Suggestions on a new table saw
« Reply #25 on: April 26, 2019, 09:27:49 PM »
Years ago i ran an oldendorf saw in my cabinet shop, for the life of me cant remember the actual model it was, all i do remember is it was freeking heavy like stupid heavy in all respects, however would make the best cuts, joiner quality edges, had a slide table and a small counter scarfing blade that ran just in front of the main blade.  We built all our own cabinets for the spec / custom homes we built as well as any remodel work requiring cabinetry, wish I hadn't sold it when i sold the property, but not sure how I was going to even move it again out of the shop once we had installed it.  I think the neighbors lights dimmed and the TV went off every time i fired it up ;D

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