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#1 posted 08-01-2016 11:58 AM

Hate to contradict, but I started out with a 70’s era C’man TS and didn’t know how inferior, no HORRIBLE the fence was until I almost cut a finger off. And how terribly underpowered they are.

So – you guessed it – I do NOT recommend those dime a dozen $100 C’man saws all over CL. They’re better than nothing, but just a little ;-) They certainly aren’t worth spending more $$ than you paid for the saw upgrading the fence and getting a bigger motor.

Of course there are some home made fences that might work fairly well…..and you may have a motor laying around you could use…..

.....or there are some new saws that will work much better (no recommendations other than you can’t beat the old Unisaws—if you can find one at a reasonable price. Most of the ones around me are in the $1K range.

Even if you’re just making little things now, you never know where ww’ing is going to take you. With this thought in mind, I would take a close look at 2HP Grizzly hybrid if it fits your budget.

-- Everything is a prototype thats why its one of a kind!!

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