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Posted on upgrade Rigid TS or buy new saw?

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#1 posted 04-10-2018 03:47 PM

My two cents…

Upgrading doesn’t necessarily mean buying a new saw. I love going into my local Woodcraft and salivating over their new cabinet saws, but the saw that I have (an upgraded Craftsman 113) is more saw than I will need for the foreseeable future.

You can certainly build the Ridgid into a bench and use that. It will give you a large table and the addition of a high quality blade will definitely win half the battle for you.

You can also do what I did and buy and old contractor saw like the craftsman 113 or a Delta 34-444 saw which great bases for modification. Here is the first part of my ongoing saw build. I have two more blog entries on it and I just got it completed, so I have to write the last one.

Whatever you get, make sure that you set aside money for a decent fence. That makes ALL the difference. I recommend a Vega or Biesemeyer.

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