Hey guys. Just wondering what jobsite table saw some of you are raving about. Looking to replace my dewalt rack and pinion . Either another of the same or if there's. Better band for the buck. Any info appreciated.
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Good to know the DeWalt is still popular. My last table saw, a DeWalt purchased about 2003/4, finally burned up on me this summer. I went out and bought the newer DeWalt with the rolling stand. Really like the fence.
Another vote for the Dewalt. The fence is the best I've found. If you are typically ripping 2x material an older rigid I used to have had a more powerful motor but its fence was not that great. Not sure if they've changed the fence in the last 6 years or so.
I've been wondering about skilsaw's new "worm-drive table saw." It looks like it's cousin, the bosch gts 10-31, but has a work drive motor. The more torque seems nice, but might not be necessary. I think it has a bigger rip capacity than the dewalt, and can hold dado blades too (if you use those regularly).
If only I could put a rack and pinion fence on it.....
My buddy is using the new Slik worm drive table saw and likes it. I' use the baby Bosch because it fitsin my van the best and has a nice handle to carry up stairs. The DeWalt has a better fence. It was just a lot bigger and bulky to pack in the van and to haul up and down stairs.
I had the Bosch 4000? the older one with the outfeed extension anyway. I loved it. the fence was dead accurate and the stand was great. Recently replaced it with a Makita. I'm no Makita fan but I chose it because it had outfeed and side extensions as well as 3 1/2" cut capacity. I rip lots of 4x4 posts. Not as nice of a stand as the Bosch and I've had a bit of trouble with the screws shaking out of it during transport but that might be due to it being a floor model (assembled by hardware store hacks). Otherwise I've been happy with it.
Depends upon the jobsite. I have the dewalt and larger rigid and use both. Both have their trade-offs. I've used the larger DW and it was OK also. IIRC they changed some things from when the DWs first came out to the latter ones to cheapen it, which is why I wound up buying the rigid.
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