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danofpaco

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#1 posted 05-02-2013 08:48 PM

While like with many tools I think you should buy the best you can, some of the Masterforce tools are OK. Their combo router is actually pretty good and I was able to work with the table saw for many years.

The table saw is able to be tuned in many of the important areas, but there are a few things that you can’t to much about. The fence doesn’t always travel square – meaning you’d have to be extra careful to check the fence distance at the front and back of the blade after each setup. The top is plastic, which meant no magnetic featherboards and the like, and either came with – or developed over the years – a slight crown. The miter gauge also has a bit more slop than it should.

I’ve only recently started taking woodworking more seriously. For the price, and for the projects I used it for (trimming windows, some cutting boards etc…), it served its purpose just fine. For finer woodworking though, I think before long you might wish you had saved your money and got something a bit higher in quality. I think it ultimately depends on the type of projects you plan on using it for.

-- Dan :: Minnesota


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