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Old 04-26-2012, 11:23 PM   #1
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Rockwell RK7241S Tablesaw


I was at menards tonight, and saw one of these and thought it looked like a decent saw that would replace my craftsman 8"; but I was wondering if any one on ct has one or has tried one. Thanks for any info
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is it for shop or site? for me the best site saw bosch 1031, had dewalt took it back, bosch moves easy light cuts staight cool tool! lowes s.o home depot in stock good price. do not give me grief but also own 2 ryobi saws luv um light easy set up work great for stand for mitre saw used one today kitchen remodel at a.l.f.

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What are you going to be using it for? and where?



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I would be using it mostly for site work. I have 10" delta but it's too big and heavy for transporting all the time. I'd be using it for ripping sheeting and the usual 2x material and trim work. Whats the max table size on the Bosch?

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You should consider a rail saw for the sheet goods, fence on a circular saw for the ripping 2x4's and the like.......less awkward, easy to set up , accurate...


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looks like junk imo
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Re: Rockwell RK7241S Tablesaw


I'm looking for a decent all around portable job site table saw. What are some reliable, quality options?
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Get the baby bosch jobsite saw (gts1031) by far the best I have ever had. Then get a rail saw for the sheet goods.

Don't know where in IA you are but Acme tools has the bosch for about $100 cheaper than menards.

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I'm looking for a decent all around portable job site table saw. What are some reliable, quality options?
If you do a search here, you'll find a lot of useful info.

There are guys who swear by the 2 Bosch models & others that love the 2 from Dewalt. Still others love the Makita models. We have the larger Bosch (4100) & a pair of the smaller Dewalts (DW 745's).

The Bosch is an excellent saw, but we just don't need the capacity of it for most of our jobs these days, which are much smaller than in years past. We primarily use the 745 in a Rousseau stand, which gives us a ton of flexibility. It's a very light, compact saw that does almost everything we need. The stand is well worth the investment, since it provides lots of additional support for the times we're working with larger stock.
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Thank you for the useful info.
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I had a rigid portable saw for a long time. It was a great saw but the fence starts to wear after 2 years and you have to keep an eye on it.

After i bought the TS-55 I didn't need capacity over 12" so I sold the rigid and bought the baby Bosch. The saw is great, and it's light and small. I got the stand also, and it all fits in my back seat I I need it to.
I have a full size cabinet saw in my shop for doing wood work, so the Bosch is just for ripping trim and 1x for extension jambs, ect.
A friend has the dewalt, and even though I love to hate on dewalt, it's a pretty nice saw for its size. The deal breaker is it doesn't have a stand so you either need a table to put it on or you have to kneel on the floor to use it.
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A friend has the dewalt, and even though I love to hate on dewalt, it's a pretty nice saw for its size. The deal breaker is it doesn't have a stand so you either need a table to put it on or you have to kneel on the floor to use it.
Chris, Dewalt does offer a stand. It's the 7450. Rousseau also makes a great stand for it, which I linked above.
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Chris, Dewalt does offer a stand. It's the 7450. Rousseau also makes a great stand for it, which I linked above.
I looked when I was looking to get my
Bosch and didn't see a stand. Guess I didn't look too hard.
Oh well, I like my Bosch much better.
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Thank you for the useful info.
well he is full of it

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I just checked out that model and it looks better than I thought. I thought it was the cheapy 130 dollar model. On Amazon it was 399. I think for 399 I would go with the Baby Bosch or Dewalt.

It actually looks interesting and I like the depth of cut, but I couldn't find any meaningful reviews online about it. I just find it hard to trust a company that makes a 129 dollar crap saw as well as an upper line model. Makes me think they are targeting HO's.

I would prefer Ryobi to the Delta copy cheap Rockwell. At least with the Ryobi you know what you are getting. As for the upper level Rockwell, hard to tell. In the 4-500ish dollar range there are a lot of choices. On the other hand, I think it would be a big step up from your 8" Craftsman. But if you want to step up, just go and really step up.
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Yeah, what caught my attention about it was the depth of cut and the dust system; but that could be a joke, something for HO's to feel warm and fuzzy about.
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one thing to add about the baby bosch, the dust collection is pretty decent for a small portable ts. it has a cover around the motor to catch the dust. no pile on the floor under the saw.

i looked at the Rousseau stand and its pretty nice. it would defeat the point of why i want the smaller table saw, but thats just me.
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Craftsman 8 is great old school table saw. I find some reviews on http://www.besttablesawsreviews.net and I think to buy Dewalt dw744xrs.
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Re: Rockwell RK7241S Tablesaw


Found a Dewalt 745 table saw in the bank swap sheet $200.00 is what they are asking. Anyone recommend the saw or should I save the money for a better saw?

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