Best entry level cabinet/hybrid saw?

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Forum topic by Tedstor posted 09-24-2018 11:52 AM 1340 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-24-2018 11:52 AM

Grizzly 0771z? Laguna Fusion? Anything else?
I suppose I’d consider a new contractor saw, but the current price for a new contractor saw seem to make an entry level cabinet saw more appealing.

Looking to spend $1000ish ($1500 at VERY most). Need 120v. Don’t need (or want) huge rip capacity. 30” will do.

I realize I can find great deals on craigslist/facebook marketplace (ive found them before). But I’ve grown tired of haunting those sites, I don’t want to deal with schlepping a 400lb saw into my minivan, and I don’t want to deal with any refurbishments that those saws often need. I just want my new saw to magically appear in my garage, be in new condition, and not need 20 hours worth of elbow grease/phase converters/etc. I’m hoping I can buy a new cabinet saw, and never have to buy another table saw ever again.

Thanks for any guidance.

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#1 posted 09-24-2018 02:06 PM

IMO concentrate on 1. Power and 2. Fence system. This is what’s going to separate ts’s.

Grizzly hybrid looks like a good saw.

I have a Jet 1 3/4” cabinet saw as well as a 3HP Jet. Very happy with both.

I picked up the small for $800 very lightly used like new condition. These type saws are availble in your price range so I would take a look. There was a Delta Unisaw w/52” ext table in my area the other day for $900.

I understand but what’s all the “aggravation” your talking about worth? I unloaded the small saw off my pickup by myself only a dolly. No problems.

Rent a truck and trailer.

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#2 posted 09-24-2018 02:20 PM

By the time I stalk craigslist for weeks or months, make a deal, rent a truck…...the aggravation is worth the price of a new saw. LOL.
I get what you’re saying, and in most cases I’d agree. My current table saw I(and most of the stuff in my shop) is a craigslist deal. I’m just not in the mood this time. Plus I just got a promotion….I want my reward to be something shiny and new. :)

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#3 posted 09-24-2018 02:44 PM

nuff said delivered $960.00 under your range and room to buy a dado stack :<))))

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#4 posted 09-24-2018 03:56 PM

I have one. Nothing wrong with that Grizzly or it’s fence. Very happy with it.

-- Andy - Seattle USA

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