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#1 posted 03-14-2020 08:27 PM

Only if it is new enough to have a riving knife.

Don’t know what the current Ridgid contractor saw is like, but my older (non-knife) one works great, just a bit too dangerous. I built a dust collection base and rear enclosure so it is kind of like a “hybrid” The half step down to “jobsite” size starts to scare me.

Of course, a Lowe’s credit card gets you another 5% off. I think you can get 10% at HD if active duty.


I ve been getting by for years with a Ridgid jobsite saw, the one that doesn’t even have a base. I had to build one. It was nice to get me started, but I ve always wanted a better table saw. I m broke, so not seriously considering anything else right now. However, is this Delta model something I should aspire for? Is it a lateral move? It looks like a huge improvement at a reasonable price. More powerful, larger capacity, and much better fence. But is it more accurate or just the same cheap saw in a prettier package? OR, should I just skip this entire market segment and hold out for a unisaw or powermatic on craigslist?

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