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10-29-2020 11:36 AM

Topic tags/keywords: delta craftsman biesemeyer used table saw

Hey y’all! I have a BT3000 table saw that my cousin gifted to me. It is a finicky bugger and I don’t need something that portable, so I want to get a much better setup. I would love to spend under $800 and be ready to rip some nice straight pieces. I plan on doing small furniture, a lot of plywood stuff, building out organization in my shop and house. No fine wood working or crazy hardwoods at the moment. I would love a saw that fits dados and having a router table on-board is pretty cool cause my shop is narrow.

I did a lot of research and am thinking that I should get at least a hybrid saw or maybe just ball out and get a Grizzly. Right now I am between two saws (Delta 36-725T2 or a Craftsman 113) that I can find locally on Craigslist/OfferUp near me.

Delta 36-725T2:
The guy is throwing in a bunch of jigs/sleds/ZCTP which is handy. The saw new at Lowe’s is $599, but availability has been hit or miss. I could probably talk him down, but willing to pay $600 because I heard this saw is solid for what it is.

Craftsman 113:
He has 10” blades on this thing, but the cool thing about his setup is all the attachments and it’s basically dialed in and ready to go. He has a really nice router lift, dust collection modded for the saw, HUGE fence/rail system. He said the saw was direct-drive which is “trash” – but with the cost of all the accessories and the whole system I could always hunt down a 113 belt drive and just hot swap it out.

I also realized I live close to the Grizzly warehouse, so I might actually consider that if it’s worth it to up my budget and go for this saw:

I am looking for a setup that is ready to go, it would honestly be cool to buy one of these two because I wouldn’t even need to make a sled to begin with I could just start working. Would love to hear some feedback and input and even other saw suggestions.

Stoked to be here!

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#1 posted 10-29-2020 12:29 PM

The Grizzly is far better than either of those saws.

-- Everything is a prototype thats why its one of a kind!!

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