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Posted on Best new table saw under $1000 (2017)

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#1 posted 07-30-2017 10:50 PM

I would hold out for a good used saw. Then you can get both…

- JackDuren

I have been watching Craigslist for a few months and have yet to see anything that was a decent saw & price that is not 300 miles away. That works out to 35 gallons of fuel and 10+ hours driving to look at a used saw. I am not sure if that is practical.

The local ads have been full of Craftsman etc.

I will keep looking at new and used until I find something that works for me.

- PNW_Steve

I d hold out or stay within the budget. There seems to be a lot of $1000+ posts which isn t helpful…

A cabinet saw is great but many don t have nor need such a large saw. Really depends on what you intend make with it…

- JackDuren

I build some cabinets and small furniture as well as making carved signs. My near term projects will be inn tables and a coffee table for my home then all of the woodwork involved in building an RV from scratch. Cabinets, furniture and interior finish work. I will be cutting everything from 1/8 doorskins to butcherblock countertop material.

I loved the Vega fence on my last saw but other than that it was rather poor. I need more safety, precision, power and weight.

I need a saw that doesn’t run away from me when I try to set a full sheet of plywood on it. I need a saw that does not take a dump when I feed it some 8/4 hard maple.

Precision, repeatibility, safety and power.

This may well be the last table saw I ever buy I want to make the best purchase decision I can.

Worth mentioning: I make my (meager) living woodworking so I need something that will accommodate future needs.

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