Craftsman Table Saw 113.298240 or Ryobi RTS30

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Forum topic by AlmostRetired posted 05-28-2017 12:34 PM 1165 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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05-28-2017 12:34 PM

Morning everyone, teething to compare two saws. I have been using a Ryobi RTS30 for a while now and it is rated at 13A 5000rpm. I am working worn a great guy on Craigslist for a Craftsman 10’’ Contractor Table Saw Model 113.298240 which is rated at 1HP sms 3450rpm. I’m not sure how to compare. Schick of the two would cut through stuff like hard maple better. Other than the facts that the Craftsman comes with miter slots and all the accessories that i plan to habe in my next purchase…SawStop PCS3HP. Am i eating my time with the Craftsman?

Thanks guys!

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#1 posted 05-28-2017 12:44 PM

For starters, the 113 has a much deeper table and is a lot heavier (better stability). That extra space in front of the blade allows you to get the board settled and flush, which should result in more consistent cuts, not to mention keeping your hands farther from the blade. The 113 also has a belt drive induction motor that should have more torque than the universal motor of the Ryobi. Also, the 113 has better potential for repair and upgrades. The only advantage of can think of with the Ryobi is portability.

The end cutting performance will be largely effected by blade and setup. For ripping hard maple I’d go with a good 24T 3/32” thin kerf blade like an Irwin Marples, Freud LU87, or Infinity 010-124.

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