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What would you all suggest as a decent Table Saw for someone that would not use the Saw over a 100 times per year. Keep in mind I can upgrade later but for now cost is a factor.

I see the choices are from dirt cheap to very expensive.

I want something that will cut strait and have a dust collection option, something flexible with expandable options.

My current plans are to build a couple Bookshelves and a nice Bed frame for a King size Bed.

Any advice will be appreciated.

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Hello,

What would you all suggest as a decent Table Saw for someone that would not use the Saw over a 100 times per year. Keep in mind I can upgrade later but for now cost is a factor.

I see the choices are from dirt cheap to very expensive.

I want something that will cut strait and have a dust collection option, something flexible with expandable options.

My current plans are to build a couple Bookshelves and a nice Bed frame for a King size Bed.

Any advice will be appreciated.

Terry
portable or cabinet???
Budget???

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portable or cabinet???
Budget???
I am leaning right now on Portable due to the small area in my shop. I will want to be able to move it outside to work. I did briefly check out a couple at Sears, HD and Lowes. Some of the portables seemed to me to be wobbly.

Budget, not sure but I guess $3-4 Hundred. Not sure how good a unit I can get for that price range.
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I am leaning right now on Portable due to the small area in my shop. I will want to be able to move it outside to work. I did briefly check out a couple at Sears, HD and Lowes. Some of the portables seemed to me to be wobbly.

Budget, not sure but I guess $3-4 Hundred. Not sure how good a unit I can get for that price range.
you need to look to the 4000 series from Bosch...
good power...
handles stack dado's...
27.5" cut to the right...
good fence system...
good DC hook up..
and it's not wobbly...

Note:
plug it into it's own 20 amp circuit and it will perform very nicely...

Factory Reconditioned Bosch 4100-RT 10-in Worksite Table Saw

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you need to look to the 4000 series from Bosch...
Thanks, I will do a little checking into that one. Thanks for your help, I appreciate the advice.
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Thanks, I will do a little checking into that one. Thanks for your help, I appreciate the advice.
I have two set up in a satellite shop and they do everything I ask of it...

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I have two set up in a satellite shop and they do everything I ask of it...
Did a quick look, not sure I like Recon units, really prefer new. I am sure this is a great saw but I see the table is extra, is that normal with portable saws?

I know my budget is going to limit my choices. Would like to hear what would be a step down from this one that keeps me within price range, the stand kicks it up another couple hundred.

I may need to rethink my price range but just spent a few thousand on some other tools and home projects I have going on.
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Did a quick look, not sure I like Recon units, really prefer new. I am sure this is a great saw but I see the table is extra, is that normal with portable saws?

I know my budget is going to limit my choices. Would like to hear what would be a step down from this one that keeps me within price range, the stand kicks it up another couple hundred.

I may need to rethink my price range but just spent a few thousand on some other tools and home projects I have going on.
you'll find there is absolutely no worries w/ the recon anything from Bosch...

Table???

you can always make your own stand and have it double as storage too...

I've used the comparable Ryobie, PC and DeWalt and the Bosch out shines them many times over...

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Over the winter i bought a Craftsman 21833 for about $370 with several discounts. Virtually identical to the Ridgid 4512 but that would have run $450 plus no dado insert. Good saw, heavy, stable and mobile. Acceptable fence from the factory, but i added an Incra last month.

Before buying, i spent about 4 months watching Craigslist and ebay with nothing priced well enough/close enough to buy used. In the few months since--i've seen several pieces that could have been had for under $400 that would have been excellent buys--so that's an alternative also. If you can add a 240 volt circuit to your shop, the values on used equipment get even better since fewer people have 240.
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If you are just looking for something on a temporary basis, why not go low buck with Craigslist. When you feel you want to upgrade, then the wallet pain may hurt less. Lots of them have been listed in my area lately.

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