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Lezh

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02-17-2019 04:25 AM

I am looking for a table saw or cabinet saw, budget 1400 mix, able to cut hardwood( maple, oak, walnut) easily and smoothly and accurately. thickness 2-2.5 inch.
Did any one recommend for this ? Thanks


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#1 posted 02-17-2019 04:43 AM

Get a used PM66 if you have 220V

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#2 posted 02-17-2019 05:07 AM

We use a Grizzly 1023 with 220v at 5HP and easily cut 2.5” thick hardwoods. It is close to your budget number.

-- Wuddoc

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#3 posted 02-17-2019 12:53 PM

Your criteria suggests an industrial 3hp cabinet saw, which will require 220v. Smooth and accurate cuts will really be a function of setup and blade choice. The Grizzly G1023RL is about the best saw for the buck that fits the bill in a new saw, and it also closest to your budget $1475 + $120 s/h. Otherwise, you’ll need to look for used or a lesser saw.


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#4 posted 02-17-2019 01:37 PM

I have a grizzly 883. its 220 and cuts thick material just fine. currently it costs about 1200 get the mobile base and I think your at 1300.If you can wait for a sale I got mine for 900. it was 1000 with the base.the fence has always been dead on. its a t fence not a biesemer style but its still a nice saw.

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Lezh

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#5 posted 02-18-2019 01:18 AM

PM66 it is difficult to find out.


Get a used PM66 if you have 220V

- William_D


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Lezh

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#6 posted 02-18-2019 01:34 AM

the price is CAD 2175.


Your criteria suggests an industrial 3hp cabinet saw, which will require 220v. Smooth and accurate cuts will really be a function of setup and blade choice. The Grizzly G1023RL is about the best saw for the buck that fits the bill in a new saw, and it also closest to your budget $1475 + $120 s/h. Otherwise, you ll need to look for used or a lesser saw.


- knotscott


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#7 posted 02-18-2019 02:12 AM

Have the Grizzly 3hp. Powerful, easy to tune, solid and the best value right now.

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Lezh

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#8 posted 02-18-2019 10:46 PM



I have a grizzly 883. its 220 and cuts thick material just fine. currently it costs about 1200 get the mobile base and I think your at 1300.If you can wait for a sale I got mine for 900. it was 1000 with the base.the fence has always been dead on. its a t fence not a biesemer style but its still a nice saw.

- Mainboom


Where to find out it?

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Lezh

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#9 posted 02-19-2019 12:26 AM



Your criteria suggests an industrial 3hp cabinet saw, which will require 220v. Smooth and accurate cuts will really be a function of setup and blade choice. The Grizzly G1023RL is about the best saw for the buck that fits the bill in a new saw, and it also closest to your budget $1475 + $120 s/h. Otherwise, you ll need to look for used or a lesser saw.


- knotscott


Could you tell me where to buy it?

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#10 posted 02-19-2019 02:37 AM

So ur max budget is 1400 CAD? PM66s aren’t that hard to come by stateside but I suppose they may be more rare in Canada

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#11 posted 04-02-2019 04:06 AM



Your criteria suggests an industrial 3hp cabinet saw, which will require 220v. Smooth and accurate cuts will really be a function of setup and blade choice. The Grizzly G1023RL is about the best saw for the buck that fits the bill in a new saw, and it also closest to your budget $1475 + $120 s/h. Otherwise, you ll need to look for used or a lesser saw.


knotscott

Bosch 4100-09 @ https://www.boschtools.com/us/en/boschtools-ocs/table-saws-4100-09-31813-p/

Street price is $550. You might be able to find a factory refurb for $350-400, but make sure it includes the stand (it’s a great stand). It’s got a real riving knife (floats and tilts with the blade) and it can take a 3/4 dado stack (prolly want a 6-inch due to power constraints).

It’s not a cast-iron cabinet saw and it’s no Biesemeyer fence, but it’s competent stuff. Especially for the price. It uses a thin kerf blade (min. kerf is something like 0.92 in., to allow for the riving knife).

Pair it with a zero-clearance insert (https://www.woodcraft.com/products/bosch-4000-4100-series-table-saw-zero-clearance-blade-insert-bh-1), and a better blade (https://www.forrestblades.com/woodworker-ii-thin-kerf/) and you should be good to go.

-- Serhij, https://wisepick.org/best-benchtop-jointer

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#12 posted 04-02-2019 05:12 AM

Where about do you live? When I have order from Grizzly the delivery and $ exchange will affect the total cost but I have made a couple of trips to Bellingham for items that made it worth while. Looked at there saws and at the time better deal than anything new here in Canada, I was lucky enough to find a like new USA Delta that some times still makes me fell guilty. (even came with a in the box tenon jig) Depending on your area wait and find a used deal?

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#13 posted 04-02-2019 12:57 PM

Trying to decipher the OP’s posts is turning this thread into a lot of fun.

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#14 posted 04-02-2019 01:42 PM

What about a TS75 as an alternative 2-3/4 cut depth 660 usd + tracks

What will be the purpose of the saw? Centerpiece of your shop, Break down stuff to use handtools on, etc

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