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#1 posted 08-07-2018 09:02 PM

How skilled are you with mechanical and machine repairs above and beyond your wood skills? If the answer is pretty skilled, then I suggest an older saw that needs some love. If you have read my comments on here before, you will figure out my leanings towards old tools but there is a reason for it. You can find old Unisaws or other cabinet saws on CL and EBAY that will be way cheaper than a new saw. Then if you have to upgrade the saw, you can do whatever you want to it and probably still come out cheaper. It is a breeze to replace the motor on a belt drive tablesaw. Fences can be modified and jigs can be fabricated.

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I like where your mind’s at!
Couple decades now as a Maintenance mechanic and I agree with you. And I have adjusted it in pretty good. Can only polish this turd of a fence so bright but I do have the blade to miter slot down to .001” – .016” depending on blade. Thats pretty good for any machine I’d think. The fence kills me. Adjust and tune and it still gets wonky when you lock it down. So I spend time measuring front and back before every cut. Doesnt help that Im a little OCD with measurements! So an aftermarket fence doesnt sound like a bad idea.

But even if I put a better fence I feel limited on the power due to the flex shaft model I have.

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