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My son is looking to get a table saw, one of the contractor types that fold up to take to sites and pack up at the end of the day..... He has been doing home building for a few years now and is moving in to the finished end of the work that requires different tools, in this case a table saw. (Way back when I did this sort of thing we used radial arm saws and 2 people to move them...)

I think he wants one that has a stand, wheels and storage for the saw parts...... I guess these would be 10" saws??

Anyone have a model they like for this type of job environment... brand, model, feature set(s)???

Thanks in advance,

Ed

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I got one for my son from Sears for 110.oo and it was so great I got one also for a backup and a take about from place to place. ( got to have toys )
It came with a stand and wheels (one pair lock down type) and a vac.bag under the saw,it's a 10" type light weight alum. but it cuts great and cuts true.
And it comes with storage for the saw parts,it was on sale in Jan.2006
It has wings both ends and pull out support on the back side.
You can rip a 4' x 8' in 1/2 with a support stand in the back and front.
It came in a box and it took about 2 hours to put all the parts in place and run test cut but other than that it's great.
I don't have the model number in front of me but if you want it repost and will get it.

GREAT Table Saw and one person can pick it up and put it in the truck.


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It's now 170.oo
But you may want to check out the local Sears store they run sales all the time.
As you know.

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Now at 170.oo


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How much does he want to spend?
I've found 2 from sears that both are 10" saws, collaspable tables, $449.99 & $269.99. 'Course this is out of a fairly new catalog I have. Their web site may show something cheaper.
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Hello Ed,

I have a Ridgid table saw, TS3650 but have heard alot of good reviews on the TS2400 which is the Contractor Saw. Check out HD or the Ridgid forum.
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Hey thanks for the input so far!

I think a price point of up to maybe $500 would not be out of line. Most of the people in the trade seem to be spending that or more but again if someone has an idea of someway to lower his initial costs he would be most interested.... He is also looking at 12" sliding miter boxes another tool he seems to need now and they are also in that price line so this change in direction of his job is going to be costing him some money.

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Hi,

I was seaching the web for some more pointers on this issue and found this:
http://www.popularmechanics.com/home...tml?page=1&c=y

http://www.consumersearch.com/www/ho...fullstory.html

I didn't see dates for either of these but it was interesting reading.......... all in all I'm more confussed then before I did the reading.

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Hi,

My son is looking to get a table saw, one of the contractor types that fold up to take to sites and pack up at the end of the day..... He has been doing home building for a few years now and is moving in to the finished end of the work that requires different tools, in this case a table saw. (Way back when I did this sort of thing we used radial arm saws and 2 people to move them...)

I think he wants one that has a stand, wheels and storage for the saw parts...... I guess these would be 10" saws??

Anyone have a model they like for this type of job environment... brand, model, feature set(s)???

Thanks in advance,

Ed
Ed, FWIW, I have a Bosch 4000 and love it. (I looked at most others.) Came with left and rear table extensions. I see now where a folding leg stand complete with wheels is available. Wish I had that moveable leg stand sometimes. I'd love to have a cabinet saw, but no room for the unit. You'll never have a perfect fence on a contractor type saw, the upgrade type fences are available on most cabinet saws. Amazon sometimes has great deals on table saws.
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Ed,
Any update on the final decision?
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Ed,
Any update on the final decision?
Drum roll..............
NO
He had to take a short pause on this while some other stuff is happening.... He has a couple new job offers. He thinking them over, better pay and closer to where he lives... So he may not be continuing with the work he thought he was going to be doing.... I on the other hand learned a great deal about this type of saw but it would be tough to pick a clear winner. This is nice on this one and I like that about that one...

If he does decide to buy one I will do another post on the results and the whys whats and wherefores.

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