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Forum topic by stick posted 11-22-2007 03:57 AM 1155 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-22-2007 03:57 AM

Topic tags/keywords: table saw advice

Since I’ve been doing more and more cabinet and furniture work than construction type activities, I feel it may be time to invest in a cabinet saw. Space is an issue. I currently have a Bosch 4000 with the gravity rise stand which has been perfect, except for cutting hardwood and the fence isn’t all that great.

Could I make improvements to my Bosch better or move up to a cabinet saw. My price range is around $1000 and what is the best saw in that price range.

-- Stick

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#1 posted 11-22-2007 04:15 AM

I own a Delta contractor tablesaw. However, if I was looking for a cabinet saw for under $1000, I would definitely consider one of the Grizzly tablesaws. For instance, you might want to consider the G1023SL.

-- Roger - Havertown, Pennsylvania

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#2 posted 11-22-2007 05:06 AM

You can check craigs list locally. The odd unisaw comes up for a pretty blazing deal.

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#3 posted 11-22-2007 06:14 AM

I’m running a Jet and couldn’t get along without it. If you’re in business, this might be a place where debt will pay off. If you have to produce, a top quality cabinet saw is a necessity. I only wish I had a 14 inch instead of a 10.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#4 posted 11-22-2007 08:28 AM

I would say if you think you will use it, spring for the cabinet saw instead of spending more time and money on the contractors saw. I agree with Tom about a Unisaw in Craigslist. A used saw will be a lot better quality in your price range. The best thing is that since you already have a saw you can afford to wait for the perfect deal.

-- Happy woodworking!

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#5 posted 11-22-2007 05:52 PM

all i will offer here is better saw = better cabinets . clik on pulse and look for the topic begining woodworking how to spend 1000.00 and youll find many opinions along the same lines as your question

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#6 posted 11-25-2007 08:06 AM

I have a Grizzly 1023 and think it’s a great table saw. Best $1000 I’ve ever spent, in my opinion. I might change that soon when I buy a Jet 22/44 Drum sander. Did I mention I hate sanding by hand. ;)

-- Owen Johnson - aka IowaWoodcrafter

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