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Forum topic by PLShutterbug posted 02-17-2021 01:32 PM 452 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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PLShutterbug

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02-17-2021 01:32 PM

Topic tags/keywords: tablesaw harvey

First time poster, have been lurking and reading while researching a new table saw. One of my top candidates, partly based on input here, was the Harvey ALPHA HW110LC-36P. Yesterday capped it: 20% off meant free shipping so I went for it.

I have a 45-year-old Craftsman 12” direct drive saw, the 113.24181. It has served me well for what it is but I have always struggled with the fence, I’m tired of getting sawdust in the face even though I added a bottom box and dust port for my Grizzly1550CFM collector, and when I bought it used 25 years ago all of the protective gear had long since disappeared. So it is time to sell this on to someone who can start their hobby with it while I continue my journey with a saw that better meets my current needs.

I chose the Harvey for a few reasons:
- over-blade dust collection: a requirement
- 36” rip capacity: my Craftsman has 24” and I’ve felt many times that it is not enough, but in my space-constrained home shop a 50” capacity is too big
- 240v changeover with required component (a breaker) included in the price
- deep, 31-1/2” table: my Craftsman has a 27” table but the blade is set far back, providing 19” front to center and I wanted this; the Harvey is the only saw in its class with this deep table
- included dado insert
- the MC-36 miter gauge
- the fence slides backwards to enable wide cross cuts
- the price, with effectively free shipping

I called yesterday to ask a couple of questions and their tech representative Hyung called me at noon today and answered every one, very knowledgeably. It was clear he uses the tools he supports and that was very comforting.

The only problem? It likely won’t arrive until early April. The next six weeks will be a great lesson in patience.

Thanks all here who provided opinions I could read about. I will post a review once I get my saw.

This is exciting.

-- Washington (the other WA - the state)


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Erik07

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#1 posted 02-26-2021 06:08 PM

I too am looking at this saw and will be very interested to see how you like it!

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Fred Hargis

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#2 posted 02-26-2021 06:27 PM


This is exciting.

- PLShutterbug

It should be….congrats on the purchase, and good luck with the patience thing.

-- Our village hasn't lost it's idiot, he was elected to congress.

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MikeJ70

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#3 posted 02-26-2021 07:37 PM

Congrats. Looking forward to your in-depth review.

I am still debating on a new cabinet saw or acquiring some decent hand tools. When I add up all of the hand tools I am looking at (a mixture of Veritas and Lie-Nielsen) they add up to about the same price as this saw. Decisions, decisions. Oh yeah, I guess I need to figure out how to pay for it too. I’ll just continue to dream for now.

Edit: oh wow, I guess I need to start looking at posting dates. I think we were back and forth a few times last week on the other Harvey table saw thread. Congrats anyways.

-- MikeJ

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