I've used numerous table saws over the years, and I think the best saw for that amount of money is the Hitachi C10FL. I bought my first one at Lowe's for $499. I liked it so much that I went back and bought a second one. The original one is in my home shop, where everything is kept clean and sharp. Only a handful of people help me in my home shop - where I build prototypes. All of my employees have home shops and ALL of them prefer the C10FL over whatever they have at home - some even bring wood here to make the cuts - because they know they will get a great cut. At my business that manufactures concrete forms, everyone in the warehouse uses the Hitachi C10FL - so much more that the other saws are buried behind inventory. I am not totally thrilled with the dust collector (it is too flat for my liking), but it takes about 2- minutes to remove the back plate (6- screws) and it cleans-up very easily. I am yet to see one of these set-up correctly in a Lowe's Store, but it took me less than 20 minutes to set-up the second one to make dead-on perfect cuts. If I need a third saw, I will get another one of these. Except for the dust collector, I like everything about them.
Otis Guillebeau from Auburn, Georgia
OPG3 Tweak everything!