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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-09-2006, 09:53 AM Thread Starter
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I have built a workshop to make some furniture. My wife has give me a budget of $1,000.00 to buy a table saw. I need some advice on what is the best for the money. I will be making tables, pretty much. I am 53 and do not want to buy another one after this one.

I am not sure where to get the most value. I live in Denton, TX. It is close to Dallas and Fort Worth.

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Well in the high end, General (cabnet saw) Delta (cabnet saw)Powermatic (cabnet saw, Higher yet).
But back down to the metioned price range there is the Jet (hybrid) and the one that i own and have not found any problems with is the DEWALT 746 (hybrid wiht cast iron wings).

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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-09-2006, 01:26 PM
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You might check The Delta hybrid cabinet saw (Model 36-171 with Biesemeyer fence) is currently on sale along with a $150 off savings and free shipping. That would bring it to around $799 delivered.
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I don't know how the table saw budget is set up but make sure you have money for some good blades. I know we all have our idea of a good blade but keep in mind infinity/forrest/freud/???. Picture crosscut/rip/comb/dado set = $$ A saw in the $800 range could keep the needs to the $1000 mark.

Just a few random thoughts for your quest.....

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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-15-2006, 10:23 AM
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Default Table saw budget

Don't know whether this issue has already been resolved, but
I did not see any mention of the JET series saws. I bought mine in FAR for right around $800, added a couple of good blades etc. and I have never had a probllem with the saw. The stock fence that came with it is pretty darned good-good enough for me anyway. And this is a SOLID belt driven saw that does not wiggle,wobble,shift,shimmy, shake or jig.
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-15-2006, 10:32 AM
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Have been very happy with the craftsman "cabinet" saw. Between sales and craftsman club discount, had it delivered to the house for $850. Good table size, great fence, in all a pleasure to work with.

Don't forget to budget in for a mobile base as well!

Congrats on getting that big of a budget from the Mrs!

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