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hl26
02-19-2008, 03:08 PM
Like the title says, anyone have any recommendations? i dont have to much money right now so it will probablly need to be under 300 dollars...

Hecta G
02-19-2008, 03:37 PM
For $300, umm clearance sales at your local hardware store, pawn shop (if you don't mind bathing afterwards), garage sales.

Plenty of places, just need to be resourceful.

I know you said you only have $300 but this is one awesome table saw....

http://www.sawstop.com/

It's the world's safest table saw, very cool.

budahbuddy803
02-19-2008, 03:40 PM
only thing besides a nice blade that you need is the table extender. I got one for christmas and there is no extender, so i can only cut wood up to 11" straight. After that i might as well use my hand saw.

BrianChia
02-19-2008, 05:46 PM
Use a sawhorse or build your own table.

Korn4Life
02-19-2008, 05:48 PM
For $100 dollars more you could get a Craftsman professional portable with a 34" rip. Its a really nice saw lots of accesories

THUNDERBIRD
02-19-2008, 07:31 PM
i have a craftsman, and i like it. just buy a nice blade. i have a freund diablo 60tooth thin kerf. nice ****ing blade was like $50. this is mine http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_12605_00924884000P?keyword=table+saw my buddy has the same one just a 2 years older and his came with wheels so i ordered them up so now it is easy to move around. i was going to get this one if they couldnt find mine in the stock room http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_12605_00921805000P?keyword=table+saw

mobeious
02-19-2008, 07:35 PM
i run a 30" delta and a 52" jet

Atimm693
02-19-2008, 08:24 PM
Im still rocking my dads 40 year old saw, gone through about 3 motors but its still kickin. Only thing is it only has a 10" rip, but we're planning on making extensions.

rollerdj
02-19-2008, 08:28 PM
i didn't see this posted yet. when u look at one, make sure one think u look at is the fence. if u can lock it down and it still wiggles on one end or the other, than don't buy it. that can really screw with a cut if u have some play in there. there is one brand that sears sells with some of they're saws that are very good. the name slips my mind right now though.

htownplaya456
02-19-2008, 11:11 PM
biesemeyer is the name your looking for. I would look into the Rigid saws. I was kinda weary of the brand but after checking out the contractor grade Rigid table saw at the local Home Depot I really liked it a lot. I kept checking craigslist for one to pop up for about 4 months and I finally found a used one that was bought for one project in pretty much perfect condition for $300. The fence is VERY solid and very accurate and it has plenty of power. Also has mobile base and you can hook up a regular shop vac to it (has attachment around the arbor) and with a nice vac you can keep the dust to a minimum.

Best investment I've ever made. Of course your brands JET, grizzly, delta, powermatic, etc, etc are always good to!

Here is the link:
http://www.ridgid.com/Tools/TS3650-Table-Saw/EN/index.htm

bjfish11
02-20-2008, 10:09 AM
biesemeyer is the name your looking for. I would look into the Rigid saws. I was kinda weary of the brand but after checking out the contractor grade Rigid table saw at the local Home Depot I really liked it a lot. I kept checking craigslist for one to pop up for about 4 months and I finally found a used one that was bought for one project in pretty much perfect condition for $300. The fence is VERY solid and very accurate and it has plenty of power. Also has mobile base and you can hook up a regular shop vac to it (has attachment around the arbor) and with a nice vac you can keep the dust to a minimum.

Best investment I've ever made. Of course your brands JET, grizzly, delta, powermatic, etc, etc are always good to!

Here is the link:
http://www.ridgid.com/Tools/TS3650-Table-Saw/EN/index.htm

Thats the saw I run. The fence on it is pretty nice. However, I upgraded to a 55" (I think) Biesemeyer fence for more ripping capacity.

pmpmstrb
02-20-2008, 08:46 PM
I use a Dewalt DW746 with the 52" rail extension and sliding miter table. You should pick one up if you can swing the extra cash. :D

htownplaya456
02-20-2008, 11:14 PM
Thats the saw I run. The fence on it is pretty nice. However, I upgraded to a 55" (I think) Biesemeyer fence for more ripping capacity.

Yeah I would love to upgrade to that fence but right now my garage is setup to where I take my workbenches out and use them as support tables and can still roll my table saw into the corner for maximum free space when everything is not in use.

kcboo1
02-28-2008, 09:51 PM
i seen these and does anyone have any expeience with any of them

www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/Category.taf?CategoryID=232&pricetype=

amedeuce
02-28-2008, 10:46 PM
here's what I just bought locally, I pick it up next friday

http://www.rockler.com/product.cfm?page=17177&filter=Powermatic%20table%20saws

DeuceLee
02-28-2008, 10:50 PM
right now the ridgid 3650 is on sale for $469, if you can get a 10% coupon from HD or HF, or even a 15% coupon off HF, you can get it for around $400...that's a STEAL!!! from $550!!!

that's what i got right now...for the money, say $400, i doubt you will ever find a better deal out there that's for a new saw...36 inch rip is plenty for any box out there, fence is solid, nice, super nice saw for the money...

if anyone's considering a TS, this is the one to get for around 4 bills...

photocrazy8
02-28-2008, 10:53 PM
http://www.martin-usa.com/cms/_main/sawing/t74-automatic.html

thats the one my shop is getting soon :)

at the moment we have an older laguna...

IDSkoT
02-29-2008, 12:28 AM
http://www.martin-usa.com/cms/_main/sawing/t74-automatic.html

thats the one my shop is getting soon :)

at the moment we have an older laguna...


Daaaamn, That's intense. I want one e_e.