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Forum topic by 3js posted 01-24-2022 04:44 PM 340 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-24-2022 04:44 PM

New to site first post. I have a small shop and looking to buy a new tablesaw to replace my 35 year old craftsman. It needs to be able to be moved to the wall for storage due to my garage is my shop but still lsrge enough to handle 8/4 and wide cuts. Been looking at the Fusion 2 good reviews but $1799. My local wood working store is trying to sell me a shop fox over the fusion. He states it is a better saw. It is $2400. At that price I feel i should be looking at Saw Stop. I am just retired and enjoy woodworking which at least for now not a fulltime bussiness. But I am getting more requests for projects and thus the reason for a new saw upgrade.


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#1 posted 01-24-2022 04:55 PM

I had to get a jobsite saw (sawstop) because I need to roll my saw out and down a ramp for long rips. If you can just move it to the side I would pay close attention to the size of the wheels included and the condition of your floor.

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#2 posted 01-24-2022 09:18 PM

Most of this will be based on what your criteria is. Max rip width? HP? Dust collection? Take a look at the Harvey ALPHA HW110LC-36P, which is a 2hp version for $1899. I don’t think you will really go wrong with any of the bigger names (Laguna, Grizzly, Jet, PowerMatic, SawStop,etc…). They all make good saws. Just want to narrow it down based on your needs/criteria. Good luck.

-- Chris, Pennsylvania

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#3 posted 01-24-2022 09:48 PM

Determine what you need and get the next step up from that. It’s never fun shelling out a grand or two on a piece of equipment, but worse to have to do it again in a couple years when what you bought isn’t suiting your needs anymore. I have wasted many a dollar buying the tool to suit me need rather than getting the best I could afford, only to end up buying the one I should have bought in the first place.

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