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ChefHDAN

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#1 posted 12-04-2018 05:06 PM


I d look for a quality contractor saw, not a jobsite one. You ll be much happier with that type of saw, and on the used market they don t cost a lot more than good new jobsite saws.
Look for a Rigid 3650 or a Craftsman saw of similar vintage (5-15 years old). You shouldn t have to pay more than ~$300 and you ll get a quality saw that is very movable on the mobile base.
- jonah

Completely agree, it sounds like you’d quickly outgrow a jobsite saw, and you’ll need the size and power when you get around to that dining room table. I’m in a 2 car and can actually put a mid sized car into the garage when all of the tools are put away. I’ve got one of the Ridgid saws, (TS3612 with rails from a TS3650), and they were pretty much the same saw as the craftsman 113 saws. They come up often of Craig’s list like jonah said in the $200 $300 range. Kelley Mehler’s Table saw book is a good tool getting a used saw set up & tuned

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