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shippinguptoboston

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06-10-2021 01:53 PM

Topic tags/keywords: outdoor hybrid table saw tools question advice hardwood mobile

I just bought my first home and have a space situation that I’m trying to solve with a hybrid/mobile table saw.

I have a shed that’s roughly 15×8 that can’t really be used to work on large pieces of wood. So my plan is to roll the table saw outside and leave the rest of the work to be done in the shed.

I’ve been looking at some of the hybrid table saws, specifically the Grizzly G0771Z. The price of the saw has gone up several hundreds of dollars and after taxes, shipping and lift gate service the price balloons to $1400.

So my question is this. Is a hybrid saw like this worth this much money, especially when it was retailing for close to $900 pre-pandemic? Should I maybe wait it out or would my money be better served somewhere else?

I’ll mostly be doing small hobbyist work but I would like to work on large pieces of furniture like dining tables and dressers using solid hardwood like walnut so I wanted to make sure a hybrid would have enough power when the time comes for stuff like that.

I’ve included some photos of my backyard. The previous owners left this screened in cabana where I’m thinking of doing the table saw work since it provides a flatter surface than the grass. The other photos are of the shed which as I mentioned before is roughly 15×8 if you don’t count the existing shelving.

Any advice would be appreciated, thanks!




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SMP

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#1 posted 06-10-2021 02:37 PM

Heres my take. My in laws live 500 miles from me. I drive up there a couple times a year around Christmas and summer. He likes tools but doesn’t really build anything, but used to do some DIY stuff. Whernever I go up, i am usually asked to build something for them or my sister in law who also lives in town there. He bought one of the Ridgid table saws that come with the folding cart on big wheels a few years ago. To work, i roll that thing out in their back yard and use one of the little stands with rollers on top as outfeed. I have built lots of smaller things as well as large furniture such as potting tables and a large outdoor hutch etc. I have never had a problem using it, and it just has a decent diablo blade on it but nothing special. Unless I was using really hard exotics I don’t think there is anything i couldn’t do with it.

Its basically this one, though there is a similar Bosch for not much more.
https://www.homedepot.com/p/RIDGID-10-in-Pro-Jobsite-Table-Saw-with-Stand-R4514/309415135

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#2 posted 06-10-2021 04:44 PM

A hybrid is a contractor on a base, If planning to work outside so dust collection is not an issue, you might consider a contractor or job-site saw. Any caw can be portable. The bigger the wheels the better.

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Aj2

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#3 posted 06-10-2021 05:52 PM

I had a Bosch with a gravity rise stand for a couple years. I really like it a lot it seems to cut as good as my shops table saw. Since it was mostly glass reinforced plastic it did stand up well to being out side and getting loaded and unloaded in my truck.
I read in your post your plans to start on small projects and work up to bigger builds with walnut.
I think that a great idea.
My experience is a tablesaw isn’t really all that important working with solid wood. Or not nearly as important as a jointer a planer and bandsaw.
And good sturdy workbench for hand tools would be second.
Tablesaw is pretty low on the list falling below dust collection. And fans.:)
Good Luck

-- Aj

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shippinguptoboston

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#4 posted 06-10-2021 09:24 PM



A hybrid is a contractor on a base, If planning to work outside so dust collection is not an issue, you might consider a contractor or job-site saw. Any caw can be portable. The bigger the wheels the better.

- tvrgeek

Thanks for the advice trygeek, I’ve actually been looking at the Dewalt 7491RS after some similar advice from others as well. Lots of compromises since it’s portable obviously but it seems to be able to get the job done.

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SMP

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#5 posted 06-10-2021 09:57 PM

A hybrid is a contractor on a base, If planning to work outside so dust collection is not an issue, you might consider a contractor or job-site saw. Any caw can be portable. The bigger the wheels the better.

- tvrgeek

Thanks for the advice trygeek, I ve actually been looking at the Dewalt 7491RS after some similar advice from others as well. Lots of compromises since it s portable obviously but it seems to be able to get the job done.

- shippinguptoboston

I think the main thing to do is make sure the saw can take a dado blade. Some of the new 8” portable table saws won’t, and they kind of look similar when just browsing. I don’t know about the 10” dewalts so you may want to research that.

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shippinguptoboston

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#6 posted 06-10-2021 10:17 PM


A hybrid is a contractor on a base, If planning to work outside so dust collection is not an issue, you might consider a contractor or job-site saw. Any caw can be portable. The bigger the wheels the better.

- tvrgeek

Thanks for the advice trygeek, I ve actually been looking at the Dewalt 7491RS after some similar advice from others as well. Lots of compromises since it s portable obviously but it seems to be able to get the job done.

- shippinguptoboston

I think the main thing to do is make sure the saw can take a dado blade. Some of the new 8” portable table saws won’t, and they kind of look similar when just browsing. I don’t know about the 10” dewalts so you may want to research that.

- SMP

Yup it can accept a full dado stack. It seems to be able to do everything I need it to albeit without a lot of the bells and whistles of higher end table saws.

I’d obviously love to have a cabinet or maybe even a hybrid like the Grizzly mentioned above, but even in a 15×8 shed I’d quickly run out of space, not to mention the infeed/outfeed space issues.

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