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Posted on upgrade Rigid TS or buy new saw?

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#1 posted 04-10-2018 11:14 PM

Thanks knotscot….....yeah, one of the problems with that saw and similar is lack of real estate and rip capacity. With a bench and an after market fence, assuming I could find one that would work with that saw, I could make it easier and safer to work with larger material. As for power, I seldom work with heavy hard woods, mostly 3/4 sheet goods, 1x and 2x oak and lumber. I do have to feed slow, which causes burning sometimes, even with a thin kerf Freud blade. Trying hard to talk myself into a new saw, LOL….......Seems even most of the better contractor saws are up around $1000, or higher. At that price point I might as well spend a little more and get one of the hybrids or a used cabinet saw….....I dunno, I LOVE tools and I’ve been drooling for a better TS for years. Guess I’d best make up my mind soon while I can still see well enough to cut wood and not fingers…............getting too damn old to put it off for another day….........I will say that the TS 2400 has been accurate, maybe not to a couple thousands of an inch, but everything has stayed square. If my cut is off, it’s me, not the saw. For what it is and what it was designed to be, I can’t really complain, but…......................


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