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Posted on New TS - Looking to spend $1500

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#1 posted 03-03-2021 02:45 PM

I moved from a Ridgid portable contractor’s saw (that i used for more than 10 years, professionally), to a Shop Fox 1837. I’ve owned it almost a year and a half now and use it constantly.

I love the saw. It has performed almost flawlessly. Has enough power for everything I’ve thrown at it so far, adjustments are clean, smooth, and accurate.

However, the one shortfall for me is the fence. It’s solid, and once positioned, it is firm and accurate. But, there’s a lot of movement when tightening the handle down. It’s very similar to my old Ridgid, in function. So, I’ve decided to upgrade to an Incra TS-LS Joinery set up (I have a router table attached to the right side of my TS). I ordered it back in January and won’t see it until June. Most folks would be perfectly happy with the fence on the Shop Fox. Like I said, it’s solid. It does it’s job. But, I am looking forward to not having to tap that last little bit almost every time.

My set up is slightly over your budget, but I think the regular TS-LS might still fit?

-- John F. SoCal transplant, chewer uppper of good wood

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