JET - 708674PK, Deluxe Xacta Saw, 3HP, 1PH, 30" Rip (Rating: 5)

First reviewed this saw a few months after getting it in March 2012.

4 years later and I am as happy today as when I first got the saw.

This saw runs smooth, is powerful, and is easy to maintain. The fence is true and stays accurate without needing adjustment, ever.

Modular blade guard that it shares with Powermatic is great.

Table top has been terrific and when I had to store the saw when we moved just a coat of WD specialist sprayed on it protected it from humidity and moisture and so no rust when I wiped it off when I got it into my new garage workshop. Nowdays even with the humid summer weather here in Virginia Beach, just a coat of paste wax every few weeks or so keeps it shiny and smooth.

One of the best parts of this saw is the blade shroud and 4 inch hose connected to the dust port. One of my deciding factors in the purchase was that I hated all the sawdust in sloped bottom saws as the gears and everything inside my previous saw meant a lot more maintenance to protect against buildup on the gears and such.
With the blade shroud and 4 inch hose to the dust port, I can see sawdust get sucked off the table top by the insert when I turn on the dust collector.
The inside of the saw stays really clean . I get very little dust inside the saw and only have to open up the access door every 2 months to give a quick sweep with the shop vac and in 4 years have only had to clean the gears once and even then there wasn't any significant build up.

Yep it is a bit pricier than a lot of saws out there, but I still have am under the five year warranty until March 2017 and I have not yet needed to call Jet for anything so far.

A quality product in my opinion and a solid warranty to go with it. If I had to do it all over again I would in a heartbeat.

This saw is exactly what I had hoped it would be when I got it and still is.