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Posted on Rigid R4512 seems too big for me, but I don't need mobility. What to get?

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#1 posted 01-22-2016 05:03 PM

The Lowes Delta 36-725 looks more manageable and 100 pounds lighter…thanks for the tip. I could drive 70 miles (one way) to get that and use the Home Depot gift card on other things. Hmm…hard to tell the dimensions though. The rails on the Ridgid is what spreads out to 58” wide and that just seems excessive for my needs. That’s a lot of space.

I am sort of amazed at the responses on this forum compared to another forum I posted on, where several said things like “Bosch 4100 is right for you and I do cabinet making”.

FWIW— I’ve always had the improvise “minimalist” mindset towards hobbies. I used to do darkroom photography and the forums insisted on this elaborate setup for effiicency, etc. I figured out a “one tray” method (instead of 4 trays) that yielded fantastic results with less fuss and space. Yes, it was slower. Hand-cutting dovetails is slower too.

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