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Trog

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06-14-2017 02:58 AM

Topic tags/keywords: tablesaw question

Hello,new member in search of advice.

By the end of this year we should have a single car garage on the back lot of our house. That means I’ll have somewhere to keep a table saw. But the garage has to function as a garage, which means that I am limited to a jobsite saw on a folding base – there is simply no space available for anything larger.

I’ve been studying what’s available and there seem to be three candidates

- Bosch 4100

- Ridgid R4513

- DeWalt DWE7491RS

From reading reviews and getting my hands on display examples in the big box stores I’m tending towards the De Walt, in part because I like the fence. But I would be really grateful for as wide a range of opinion as possible.

I’m not, at the moment, considering SawStop or the recently announced Bosch with flesh sensing technology. If prices begin to fall I might. Until then I will have to rely on healthy respect and common sense (i.e. ‘plenty fear, no beer’) to keep me safe.

Regards

Trog



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dbray45

157 posts in 1801 days

04-02-2015 11:46 AM

I have a Rigid, the saw works great, do not like the fence, but it works. It will get the saw replaced when I get a garage. I bought this at a show, it was refurbished and a really good price. It has served me well.

I would not get a direct drive anything – been there, done that, not in the future – would use a dull handsaw first. The bigger the motor the more you can cut. It really pisses you off to get half way through a piece of oak and the motor trips off – know this from experience, it is also dangerous.

If they have demo equipment, go buy a piece of 4×4 and ask to cut it on the saw as a test. If it bogs down, don’t buy it. If, when changing the fence, there is any slop from side to side, it is easy to misalign the fence and cause a binding situation – very dangerous.

Good luck

-- Love woodworking and fixing most anything

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Tim812

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03-15-2016 11:08 AM

The Dewalt DWE 7491 is probably the most popular saw at the moment. Great build quality, good price and excellent value for money. It comes with a foldable stand. On this table saw reviews page there is a comparison chart where you can compare all the features and specs of different table saws. Quite handy! Hope this helps and hope you find the perfect saw for your shop.

-- Tim

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AlexRestore

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11-18-2017 07:06 PM


Hello,new member in search of advice.

By the end of this year we should have a single car garage on the back lot of our house. That means I ll have somewhere to keep a table saw. But the garage has to function as a garage, which means that I am limited to a jobsite saw on a folding base – there is simply no space available for anything larger.

I ve been studying what s available and there seem to be three candidates

- Bosch 4100

- Ridgid R4513

- DeWalt DWE7491RS

From reading reviews and getting my hands on display examples in the big box stores I m tending towards the De Walt, in part because I like the fence. But I would be really grateful for as wide a range of opinion as possible.

I m not, at the moment, considering SawStop or the recently announced Bosch with flesh sensing technology. If prices begin to fall I might. Until then I will have to rely on healthy respect and common sense (i.e. plenty fear, no beer ) to keep me safe.

Regards

Trog

- Trog

go for DeWalt.. and good luck :)

-- "Username" T. - Always Preferred, www.wedefineclean.net

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