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#1 posted 04-15-2016 02:52 AM

My first criteria for a table saw purchase is, Where is it going to be used, shop or job site. If it is going to be a shop table saw, and is the blade mounted directly to the motor shaft. I choose another.

I learned this the hard way with a Delta shown above except but when it was $100 cheaper. I paid $500 for the saw and when the motor went out (and they will given time) the replacement was $492. In essence I was then the proud owner of and expensive boat anchor. This model above I believe still has the same setup.

I read a review and the Craftsman does have a motor/belt drive setup. but…..the choice is yours.

The Rigid, I’m not sure if it a a direct drive bade/motor but that that would be a deal breaker for me if it is. That and from what I’ve seen & experienced with rigid power tools on the job site doesn’t make a positive impression with me.

The Grizzly I noticed has a set of gears between the motor and the blade making the possibility of replacing the motor without junking the entire saw feasible. I have no experience with Grizzly tools but of the four choices it would probably be at the top of the list.

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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