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OK. Did you just buy, inherit, stumble upon, stumble over it?
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I tried to turn the pic around & inadvertently hit the submit button.The old TS will be gone by Christmas & I'll post a pic of the new saw then.The picture shows what a crap saw looks like,that's all. James.

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Is it as flimsy as it appears?

Someone I consider a master woodworker once told me that a master woodworker is not someone who never makes mistakes. He is someone who is able to cover them up so that no one can tell.
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What are you replacing it with?
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Hi Charles, flimsy doesn't begin to describe this saw.Nothing works properly.Even the T slots are too narrow & the fence has to be clamped. I thought it was o.k when it was new years ago but I know better now.It is a lot worse than flimsy. James.

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w/ a little retro you might be able to turn it into a router table..
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@ anndel. Hi DC,I haven't decided yet. It's a toss up between a Bosch or Scheppach (sp) or maybe I will get lucky & buy a used American made saw. BTW, welcome to the Forum. James.

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My first two table saws were GMC.

Burned one out cutting Aussie hardwood.

Some of my older posts show them in action, even with a saw sled....

The other I replaced with a Hare and Forbes 11" table saw...

That went from T model to Ferrari......LOL
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James,Hare & Forbes now have a Scheppach? 3hp ts on sale which appears ok.
It's one ts I'm interested in & I've dropped a few hints to Santa's helpers. Pays to believe,Haha.
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