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    Default Table saw

    My Craftsman table saw burnt out. I'm remodeling a house and it went while ripping bamboo floor planks.

    To continue the job without interruption, I borrowed a saw from a friend, but I need to get a new one.

    But which one this time?

    Must be under $500 (yes, the budget is tight).

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    Default Re: Table saw

    A friend has a Ridgid Compact table saw that he swears by.
    http://ts4.mm.bing.net/th?id=I.48808...39863&pid=15.1


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    Default Re: Table saw

    Quote Originally Posted by JLMCDANIEL View Post
    A friend has a Ridgid Compact table saw that he swears by.
    http://ts4.mm.bing.net/th?id=I.48808...39863&pid=15.1


    Jack
    Swears by or swears at?

    Sorry, no beneficial input at this time.
    I suffer from CDO ... Its like OCD, but in alphabetical order, LIKE IT SHOULD BE!!!

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    Default Re: Table saw

    I just bought the Makita but it was a tad over $500

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    Quote Originally Posted by HoustonRemodeler View Post
    I just bought the Makita but it was a tad over $500
    Makita's table saw is mouthwatering. I've been buying Makita's tools for years and enjoyed their reliability and efficiency.

    What about Porter Cable? I lean towards PC and it sells for less than $300, about half the price of Makita.

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    Default Re: Table saw

    modern pc is garbage compared to what it was 10 years ago.. thas what happens when black and decker buys you out. cant say much about the makita as i havent used one of their table saws in about 5 years.

    the rigids are a bit of a crapshoot.. some of them work out to be worthwhile and a good percentage die really young.

    if you want small and powerful your best bet is to get the mini dewalt or bosch, both are very comparible price wise and very reliable. Bosch table saws have been rated as the #1 contractor saw on the market for nearly 10 years or so.
    fire up the saw and make some dust

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