Very capable table saw

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Review by Twigger posted 03-04-2010 11:16 PM 5106 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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My two expert woodworking friends scoffed at any thoughts that I’d buy less than a table saw that I’d be happy with for a long long time. When I suggested this saw they both endorsed the idea. It’s been great. I will add that I’ve invested in the Forrest Woodworker II blade. The cuts are really good, and from a beginner. And I’ve done some pretty complicated work creating a maple corner cabinet with various mitered joints, dado groves and other finer features. I hardly feel the blade when I run the maple through it. I think it’s a great saw for the money. I look forward to cutting some crown molding for the cabinet involving cutting the cove itself. I bought the version with the cast iron table extensions (Model No. 708482K).

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#1 posted 03-04-2010 11:24 PM

I’m agreeing with you completely on this one. I have the same saw. In my shop I like to go to the limit on how much power I can get without crossing the line to 220 volts. This saw fits that strategy. I also use a Woodworker II (thin kerf with a stabilizer) blade.

This is a solid workhorse table saw.

If I have a complaint, its that dust collection on this machine could be better. I get a lot of sawdust on the top of the table. Eventually, I am going to get an above the table dust collector.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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#2 posted 03-04-2010 11:58 PM

Rich: The dust collection issue for me is under the cabinet dust. But as you’ve likely done, some home grown solution like duct tape at those four corner out of view places took care of that. I also noticed that using a zero clearance insert increases dust left on the table top. So you would need an above the table dust collector for that, as you’ve said.

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#3 posted 03-05-2010 12:15 AM

Nice saw. Thanks for the write up…

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#4 posted 03-05-2010 12:47 AM

I have the same saw. I’m just getting started in this hobby but I’m very happy with this saw.

Incidentally, what’s with all the Jet reviews this week? Funny.

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#5 posted 03-05-2010 01:07 AM

Thats for the review.

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#6 posted 03-05-2010 01:43 PM

Nice saw!

-- "I don't cut wood. I machine it!" G.M. The wood machinest

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#7 posted 03-05-2010 06:47 PM

Does it have a riving knife? I have looked at it in Woodcraft and I can’t remember.

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#8 posted 03-05-2010 09:57 PM

It has no riving knife. That’s possibly the only thing more that I wish it had.

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#9 posted 01-16-2016 12:03 AM

Hi everyone, this is my first post. I’m considering a hybrid saw to replace my old saw. It seems most of the hybrids share most of the critical under table parts, based on the part schematics online. Has anyone here had a blade drift issue with the Jet Proshop, like some do on the Ridgids and Grizzlies?

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