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Location: Copley, OH USA
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Hello,

I recently retired after 35 years in IT at a large corporation. With the free time I now have, I want to spend more time doing woodworking and get better at it.

I've done many DIY projects, but have never made the time to actually build something using advanced techniques. Most of my work has been very basic. Cut some wood and screw/nail it together.

Over the years I've accumulated lots of tools, but I've only scratched the surface of what I can do with them.

Stumbled across this site as I was looking for reviews of table saws.

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#1 posted 11-30-2018 01:51 PM

Hello,

I stumbled across this site as I was looking for table saw reviews. I recently retired and want to spend more time building stuff and making renovations to my house.

The search that brought me here originally was a search for reviews on the DeWalt DW745S. The post I found here had good things to say about it, but said that one thing people regretted after buying it was that it couldn’t take dado blades.

Reading more about that, I can see how useful having that feature is.

The first model I looked at was the DeWalt DWE7491RS. It’s a bit pricey, but it seemed like it would be something I wouldn’t “outgrow” quickly. Other than the price, the main thing that discouraged me about it is the weight. Moving it around on one floor shouldn’t be a problem with the wheels, but lugging it up/down steps would be difficult given the 100lb weight. And, I’m not getting any younger :(

This is making me take a step back. Early on in my research I seem to have gotten blinders on about DeWalt and that was all I focused on.

Sorry for the novella. What I’m hoping to get from all you experts is:
1) What features should I look for in a table saw?
2) What saw(s) are your favorites?
3) Any tips/tricks on researching saws?
4) Things to be aware of when researching? For example, one review I read about said a saw’s table top was plastic and that wouldn’t hold up well. I would never have thought of that.

Thanks in advance for any feedback.

Zvonko.

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#2 posted 11-30-2018 06:09 PM

Clearly I’m a newbie on this site. I thought I was posting a question, but I see I just posted a comment on my profile.

Please ignore.

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