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#1 posted 02-19-2015 03:13 AM

If you ever think you will want to teach your kids to use the saw the Sawstop would be the way I would go for sure. If I could afford the Sawstop I would go with one for my own safety as well.

About the only bad move you could make in my opinion would be to a saw like the Ridgid 4512.
I say that because I have a tendancy to make that mistake myself.

I looked at portable saws and they have a range of prices from $125 to $600.
Then cabinet saws range from $1600 to $4000.
In between are the hybrids, ranging from $550 to $1500.

I went with the hybrid at the $550 end, thinking I had a saw similar to a real cabinet saw but at the price of some portables. The error of this logic is what I got was a very low end hybrid at the price of a top quality portable. The key words here are low end saw at high end price.

What I’m saying is don’t think a low price on a saw is always a bargian.
A hybrid would have been a good enough saw for my level of use. But I would have been much better served by $1000 to $1200 saw like a Grizzly near the top end of the hybrids.

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