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Posted on Needing input on a (used) table saw.

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Jim2020

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#1 posted 06-26-2020 03:26 PM

What’s driving your decision? Modern features, or 120v power. If it’s 120v power, then look for a old Delta Unisaw. the 120v bullet motors draw a amazingly low current. You’ll probably have to fit it with a good fence, no riving knife and poor guard, but a really good platform to work with. I recently bought one off e-bay at a low price, rebuilt it, and now have a great saw. I don’t have a guard, and I don’t have a riving knife, but I’ve got along without them for 3 decades on a Craftsman contractor saw, and don’t intend on trying to fit them to my Unisaw.

If in the future you want “more” saw, just upgrade the Unisaw you already have. Bigger motor, dust collection, etc. The design of these saw was outstanding, there are parts galore, and when you’re done, you have a great tool. Jim


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