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#1 posted 02-04-2018 06:29 PM

I feel your pain. I have been having the exact same issue. I have a Ryobi BTS20 which is a good basic saw for a contractor, but the lack of height locking wreaks havoc on dadoes. I have been to Depot and Lowes debating the difference between the Rigid and Delta. Out and about looking at saws listed on Craigslist.

The only cheaper option I liked was the Rigid because of the lifetime service agreement. However, a ton of reviewers had issues with it, just like the Delta comments and no one seems to like Craftsman any longer.

I am going to go with the Grizzly G0771Z for $895 when my tax return comes in. It is a few hundred more than the Rigid and Delta from the box stores, but has a stronger record of reviews. It is $200 cheaper than the next step up, which has two upgrades; a better fence and an over guard dust outlet/hose that comes down to the main 4” port. So my debate is about the fence – is the upgrade worth $#200 more.

These two hybrids seem the only way to get in without having to jump up to cabinet saws from Jet and SawStop, Let us know what you do. I intend to post back to lumberjocks with my impression when I get the new saw.



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