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07-31-2018 11:08 AM

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Have loved to work with wood but haven’t had the time until I recently retired. Have some knowledge and skills but limited room for a shop but am trying to work it out. Just answered an add about buying a Ryobi 10” table saw for $70. Is this a good deal?


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#1 posted 07-31-2018 11:38 AM

Depends which one and your intentions, it will be a smaller type of saw that can be under powered for much work. You can find reliable craftsman or older ridgid saws, (same saw different badges) for $150 to $250. Yes more to start, but if you’re wanting to get to a point where you’re building pieces where accuracy and quality of cut are needed for quality joinery, you’re not going to get that with the little ryobis. That said if you want to just get your feet wet, you could start with the ryobi and likely get $50 when you sell it and move up. Most all jigs sleds dado blades and other types of TS accessories generally don’t work with the bench-top saws either and they are direct drive which is Stoopid Loud!

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#2 posted 07-31-2018 12:15 PM

I had a BT3000 Ryobi for many years and contrary to most opinions, it was quite accurate. You’ll need to spend some time fiddling with it to get it set up properly, but once it’s dialed in, you should be good to go. I always used thin kerf blades and took my time. That little saw would do anything I asked it to do if I was patient. I finally had to let it go last year and I miss the sliding table.

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#3 posted 07-31-2018 12:17 PM

I’m a firm believer that it’s best to have any tablesaw verses none at all. What type of items are you wanting to build?
I use to have a cheaper delta 10in shopmaster table saw, I “upgraded” to a old craftsman 113 saw several years ago and it was a major upgrade in size and power. I’d say my next one will be a unisaw or sawstop of some kind but for now I’m content and it’ll likely do more than I need it to
When you say your space is limited what size are you talking about?

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#4 posted 07-31-2018 12:36 PM



I use to have a cheaper delta 10in shopmaster table saw, I “upgraded” to a old craftsman 113 saw several years ago and it was a major upgrade in size and power.
- JCamp

Yep, my Ridgid 3612 is essentially the same saw as the 113, dollar for dollar IMHO, start with the major upgrade and ponder the day perhaps when the 3hp or 5hp saw replaces it.

-- I've decided 1 mistake is really 2 opportunities to learn.. learn how to fix it... and learn how to not repeat it

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#5 posted 08-02-2018 08:21 PM



I’m a firm believer that it’s best to have any tablesaw verses none at all. What type of items are you wanting to build?
I use to have a cheaper delta 10in shopmaster table saw, I “upgraded” to a old craftsman 113 saw several years ago and it was a major upgrade in size and power. I’d say my next one will be a unisaw or sawstop of some kind but for now I’m content and it’ll likely do more than I need it to
When you say your space is limited what size are you talking about?

- JCamp

This was a good “Process”.

-- Richard (Ontario, CANADA)

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