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  1. #11
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    Default Re: My First Table Saw - looking for recommendations

    THanks for all the advice and opinions so far.

    After checking out saws at both Lowe's and HD,
    I've narrowed it a few:

    Rigid 4510
    Porter Cable PCB 220TS
    Porter Cable PCB 270TS (high end of my price window)
    Dewalt 744X
    Bosch 4100-09

    I'm also going to scour Craigslist as well.


    One other newbie question -
    why is the word P O W E R replaced by ***** in all the posts?


    Happy New Year to all,

    FCD
    Last edited by Fred C. Dobbs; 01-01-2011 at 09:56 PM.

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    Default Re: My First Table Saw - looking for recommendations

    Quote Originally Posted by Fred C. Dobbs View Post
    One other newbie question -
    why is the word P O W E R replaced by ***** in all the posts?
    I think there's a "bad word" list that doesn't seem to work right. It doesn't make any sense why the word p0wer would be prohibited.

    Here's a hint: if you put a zero as the second letter, p0wer will display properly (with the letter instead of a zero, go figure).
    The "Senior Member" designation under my name doesn't mean I know a lot, it just means I talk a lot.I've been a DIYer since I was 12 (thanks, Dad!). I have read several books on various home improvement topics. I do not have any current code books I can refer to. I was an apprentice plumber for two years.

  3. #13
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    Default Re: My First Table Saw - looking for recommendations

    There are actually several words that are censored out for no reason.
    I suffer from CDO ... Its like OCD, but in alphabetical order, LIKE IT SHOULD BE!!!

  4. #14
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    Default Re: My First Table Saw - looking for recommendations

    i would avoid the porter cable, it has had poor reviews
    if going with the bosch ts4100 look for the ts4100-10. reason being the first gen of the newer model was built with extremely low qaulity bearings and would burn out in the first 6 months . they have fixed this issue with the newer batch of saws
    fire up the saw and make some dust

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    Default Re: My First Table Saw - looking for recommendations

    Which Porter Cable had poor reviews, the 220 or 270? Could you provide the links? I actually just got back from looking at the PCB270TS at our local Lowe's, I'm almost positive I'm going to borrow my old man's pick-up tomorrow and bring one home.

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    Default Re: My First Table Saw - looking for recommendations

    im not sure of the actual model number i just know its newer, i read up on most tool reviews through trade publications so i know whats what for when i need to replace my gear. fine homebuilding said its in the bottom of the pack of the contractor grade models.. stick with bosch id say. the dewalt is good to though its much harder to align if the fence goes out of wack, ive spent hours trying to get them re-aligned, i can have my bosch back in line in 3 minutes
    fire up the saw and make some dust

  7. #17
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    Default Re: My First Table Saw - looking for recommendations

    ...Craigslist update....

    I found a brand new, still boxed DELTA 36-979 and DELTA 36-T30 Fence
    for around $550.

    This seems like the best option of all.

    I would appreciate further opinions before pulling the trigger on this.

    thanks,

    FCD

  8. #18
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    Default Re: My First Table Saw - looking for recommendations

    just a craigslist tip since I don't have firsthand experience with the delta saw....

    If you use www.searchtempest.com it makes searching different craigslist areas much easier. You can enter a mileage from a zip code and it will search all the craigslist's that fall under that distance umbrella for teh keyword(s) you enter.

  9. #19
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    Default Re: My First Table Saw - looking for recommendations

    Craftsman used to be a brand that said a lot about stability and reliability. Now, they're pretty garbage for mid- or higher-level needs. It's like Craftsman mowers, now they're rebranded "same as the rest" stuff. The only thing good about Craftsman is their hand tool replacement policy. Damaged? Bring it in and swap it out right there - no mailers, or other nonsense.

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