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#1 posted 02-19-2015 02:47 AM

I just went from a solid craftsman 1 1/2 hp contractor saw with a sawstop tsa-pfa fence, to an old Rockwell unisaw with a 52” Biesemeyer fence. Huge difference. Especially handling sheets of ply.

A contractors saw didn’t have the heft and stability I wanted when building stuff out of sheet goods. Also, being able to rip a 2 1/2” piece of laminated hard maple with a full kerf blade with ease Is great. No riving knife sucks but I’ll make something eventually.

Edit: cabinet saws, especially when bought used, hold a good bit of their value. It’s really just matter of how well it’s been taken care of, the fence, and the motor.

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