View Full Version : This a decent table saw?

03-22-2009, 04:05 AM
Ok, my dad works at this place. http://doitbest.com/Table+Saws-Skil+Power+Tools-model-3400-08-doitbest-sku-346594.dib

I called him and asked him what sort of deal he could get on something like it, and he said he could get it for cost probably. I figure that will be ~150$, maybe less. Is this a decent saw? I won't be using it a whole lot, but it would be something good to have around.

03-22-2009, 04:12 AM
Eh... Looks like the reviews are less than favorable on it. I guess I will have to see what the price would be.

03-22-2009, 10:34 AM
I picked up a 15A skill for $50 used. It cuts wood.
I do have them rip it into three at Lowes first though.

03-22-2009, 04:12 PM
Yeah, that's what I was thinking about doing. As long as it cuts straight I should be ok.

03-24-2009, 12:32 AM
There not terrible but never been a fan of skill tools.. seem to be of lesser quality, should do the job though

03-24-2009, 12:35 AM
i actually bought that one a couple weeks ago from lowes and used it to build my first box. worked pretty good. itd be nice if the table top was bigger. no complaints yet.

03-24-2009, 12:39 AM
The top isn't very big. Looks like it won't cut really wide

03-24-2009, 12:40 AM
The top isn't very big. Looks like it won't cut really wide

ya thats the only problem i had with it. but nothing a couple extra people to help did not solve.

03-24-2009, 12:46 AM
Yeah, should work fine, the fence width isn't very big though...


03-24-2009, 03:20 AM
If you get it at cost it should be a hell of a lot cheaper than $150. You could probably do better buying used off craigslist. I just picked up a nice Dewalt saw for $75 that sells for $550 new.

03-24-2009, 04:06 AM
Might do the job for now but over time you'll want and possibly need something a little bigger and better.

03-24-2009, 05:10 AM
no don't waste your money on it if you can look on craiglist first and find a nicer one for the same or less. Table is so small going to be a pain to cut large chunks and they will be falling off and breaking if you don't catch them.