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#1 posted 04-14-2016 04:55 PM

I can’t speak much for the Ridgid or Craftsman as I haven’t used them, but I have seen the Craftsman in store and wasn’t overly impressed with the quality. Then again, sometimes it’s just because it wasn’t assembled well.

I have the Delta… bought it off Craigslist for $400. It was barely used at the time and has served me well since. At the time, I was pretty much in your boat trying to decide between the Delta and a Grizzly hybrid. I saw the CL ad and figured even though it wasn’t a steal and if I waited I could find a better used saw… it was nearly new and would save me a couple hundred bucks vs. buying from Lowes.

I think out of these three, the kicker is the fence which most would say is much better than the Ridgid/Craftsman fences. If you have to buy new and buy now and these are the only three you are willing to look at, I’d go with the Delta. You could try Grizzly, but it is certainly less convenient. Or, you could hold out for a good deal on Craigslist and try to save a little $ for other tools.

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