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Posted on New table saw, questions on general use.

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#1 posted 11-26-2018 05:27 PM

What you have there is a jobsite saw. It’s meant to be portable. A “contractor” saw is a larger, heavier saw that is not really meant to be moved – it’s closer to a stationary saw than to the jobsite one you have. Contractor saws typically have cast iron tables and may have cast iron wings as well. These days, they have much better fences than jobsite saws – typically “t-square” style fences that are easier to adjust, stay put when you lock them, and are generally a lot better.

That’s not to say you can’t do great work with jobsite saws, but they certainly aren’t as capable as larger, heavier contractor, hybrid, or cabinet saws.

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