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Forum topic by Karda posted 04-26-2018 03:14 AM 493 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-26-2018 03:14 AM

When i joined Lumberjocks I had already bought my table saw, a Craftsman evolve then learned that the mire slots were under size and I couldn’t just buy aftermarket parts for it . i sent kit in for repair and they replaced it, I just sent the replacement in for the same problem. If they choose to replace it., I am looking at other saw one is a Craftsman contractor saw, I saw a Ryobi contractor saw on amazon and Porter cable has one at lowes. I don’t do any fine wood work just some basic cutting. are these saw decent. Also is there a big difference between a cast table and the pressed steel. Thanks Mike


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#1 posted 04-26-2018 01:06 PM

Be careful not to confuse a portable jobsite saw (Ryobi and likely the PC) with a true cast iron belt drive contractor saw. There is a significant difference between the two. Portable saws are handy if you need the portability to move the saw from one site to another, but they’re much smaller with lighter duty materials of construction, and have universal motors. A true full size cast iron contractor saw will have a belt drive induction motor, much more mass, more torque, quieter smoother motor, much space to operate in front of the blade, and more potential to upgrade or fix the saw.

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#2 posted 04-26-2018 07:14 PM

Hi, thanks for the link it clarified a lot. My main concern is is it a decent tool or am I going to have to replace it every year. The evolve I got is apparently a disposable saw. Here are 3 I am looking at, I am kinda leaning toward the craftsman, it looks good and there is no problem with repairs but still cautious of it. “The saws”

:https://www.ebay.com/itm/Porter-Cable-Carbide-Tipped-Table-Saw-15-Amp-10-in-Adjustable-Power-Tool-New/173126707126?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649

“saw” :https://www.ebay.com/itm/Skil-3410-02-10-in-15-Amp-120V-Benchtop-Table-Saw-with-Folding-Stand-New/332157952243?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649

“saw” :http://www.sears.com/craftsman-cm-craftsman-10-in-portable-table-saw/p-00941503000P?plpSellerId=Sears&prdNo=3&blockNo=3&blockType=G3

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#3 posted 04-26-2018 09:40 PM

I’m not keen on any of those saws. Do you need a portable saw?

If you don’t need a portable and price is the driving factor, I’d look to one of these instead:
https://elmira.craigslist.org/tls/d/delta-10-table-saw-extra/6548317342.html

https://scranton.craigslist.org/tls/d/craftsman-10-table-saw/6569572064.html

https://scranton.craigslist.org/tls/d/craftsman-table-saw/6521149504.html

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#4 posted 04-26-2018 09:47 PM

Looking at the choices you give, it seems like you want to replace your current plastic disposable saw with another plastic disposable saw. What exactly is the issue you are having with your current one?

Cheers,
Brad

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#5 posted 04-26-2018 10:21 PM

it not so much what I need as what I can afford, I don’t need an expensive saw ot the best, The way my health is I would be surprised to be able to use in 5 years. I just need one that will hold for now but one a year is rediculous

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