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Old 11-28-2014, 02:54 PM   #1
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I'm a brand new carpender and I am looking for a Job site Table Saw. There are two on black friday sales at HD , please take a look and tell me which one you would get.
Dewalt: http://eflyer.homedepot.ca/mobile/ho...al_code=T8A5V1
Ridgid: http://eflyer.homedepot.ca/mobile/ho...al_code=T8A5V1
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Old 11-28-2014, 02:57 PM   #2
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I have both. I use the dewalt regularly now. I like the fence better than the ridgid. And it stores better on my truck without the stand. But I don't think you'll go wrong with either one.

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Bosch 4100 is what I have. They make a smaller, more portable version of it. Might check it out.

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We have the Dewalt and I like it. Never used the Rigid.
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We've been using the Ridgid for about six years now. No complaints other than it's size. For a portable job site saw I think it's a little to big. My next one will probably be the smaller DeWalt.
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get the little dewalt and start saving money for a track saw
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get the little dewalt and start saving money for a track saw

Yep. It's the perfect combo for me
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You will not be disappointed with either saw. Sold the Rigid and bought the Dewalt for the smaller size. I went from a full size van to a pick-up. I made out feed tables for each which make me feel safer while operating.
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Bosch 4100 is what I have. They make a smaller, more portable version of it. Might check it out.



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I have the GTS1031 - it is a nice little saw, accurate and plenty of power and it is small enough to carry one handed.
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Can't go wrong with the dewalt. The rack and pinion fence is awesome!
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For hardwood flooring we use the dewalt, I have a ryobi bt3000 mounted on a bosch tablesaw cart on wheels, sort of a hassle compared to portability of the dewalt benchtop.
What's the warranty on the ridgid, lifetime?
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i have the rigid now, going on 5 years. It is a little big compaired to the dewalt, but I think I like the size. some of the stuff I cut (full sheets) I think id be a little cumbersome on that little dewalt. Unless I made out feed tables etc like rich said above...
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get the little dewalt and start saving money for a track saw

That's what I did. Track saw for sheet goods, table saw for ripping lumber
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I got 2 of the DeWalts. They are great saws for the money. The older one is about 6 years old and has been used so much that most of the paint on the table top is worn off. I've done everything in the world with them including building cabinets on site.
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The smaller size of the dewalt does make ripping full sheets down a bit of a hassle but if you have a second set of hands it's fine.
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Definitely get the new portable dewalt. It has 24.5 rip capacity vs 16 on the old model. The new one is the dwe7480 and the old is dw745. The rack and pinion fence is great and has stayed true for me. I just wish the storage was better as I worry something will bump into it and bend/damage the fence in the van when I'm being lazy and just toss it in there. I put a Forrest blade stabilizer on it and it gives me glue ready rips.

I had the bosch gts1031 first and got rid of it. This was after going through THREE of them and through two different vendors. The wobble in the arbor makes it garbage for finish quality rips.

I don't expect the quality I get from a shop cabinet saw or even my tracksaws, but the Bosch was pretty ugly. The dewalt surprised me at how good of a cut you can get. There's an old thread I posted in about this saw. I believe TBFGhost started the thread.
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Definitely get the new portable dewalt. It has 24.5 rip capacity vs 16 on the old model. The new one is the dwe7480 and the old is dw745. The rack and pinion fence is great and has stayed true for me. I just wish the storage was better as I worry something will bump into it and bend/damage the fence in the van when I'm being lazy and just toss it in there. I put a Forrest blade stabilizer on it and it gives me glue ready rips.

I had the bosch gts1031 first and got rid of it. This was after going through THREE of them and through two different vendors. The wobble in the arbor makes it garbage for finish quality rips.

I don't expect the quality I get from a shop cabinet saw or even my tracksaws, but the Bosch was pretty ugly. The dewalt surprised me at how good of a cut you can get. There's an old thread I posted in about this saw. I believe TBFGhost started the thread.

You ain't the only one who didn't like the Bosch. Mine was pretty crap too. Poor cut quality even with good blades. Bevel got caught up when tilting, grips feel off etc etc

Not really a fair comparison but my festool table saw blows it away.
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You ain't the only one who didn't like the Bosch. Mine was pretty crap too. Poor cut quality even with good blades. Bevel got caught up when tilting, grips feel off etc etc

Not really a fair comparison but my festool table saw blows it away.

I definitely looked into. I actually PM'd you in the past about it. Aside from the hassle of getting some NAINA parts I think the setup looked cumbersome. However, that's just conjecture as I don't even own a cms table. I do already lug around two mft/3s so what's another 50lb+ table hahaha
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i have teh bosch 4000 and love it. the dewalts are nice too but really annoying when you have to realign the fence compared to the bosch.

ive used a few rigids.. they werent bad but also weren't great.. their known for bad switches
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I will third this. The little Dewalt is perfect for fillers and smaller precision ripping. A track saw for the big sheets.

Small tip and kindof a dumb moment on my part, to remove the anti-kickback plate behind the blade on the baby Dewalt, unscrew the knob holding it on and then press it in. There is a spring loaded hub keeping the plate from pulling out. You don't have to take anything else apart...lol!

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