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knotscott

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#1 posted 12-15-2018 04:17 PM


..... Braking system aside, is the saw worth the over $1k leap from, for example, the G0833p?

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Not IMHO. The stock configuration of the contractor saw gives up some features….it comes with a fairly lame fence for a saw in this price range, plus has stamped steel wings vs solid cast iron, and has the outboard motor configuration. The safety feature would be the main reason I’d buy this particular model, not its value relative to other saws. I could skimp and get by with steel wings if I had to, but a good fence is a basic “must have” on any decent saw IMO. By the time you fit the saw with a decent fence and upgrade the wings, you’ve added several hundred dollars in addition to the premium already paid for the safety brake. At that point the PCS starts becoming a more attractive value (...again, just my opinion).

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