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Old 08-13-2007, 03:09 PM   #11
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This would be another option.
Actually, for table saw, Grizzy Industrial is the way to go. I have the older one of these, had it for about 5 years, and it's just sick!

I wouldn't go the Amazon route unless the price is really really amazing. If you buy it at Lowes or Home Depot and something goes wrong, you can just bring it back and they'll refund or replace it---but if you buy from Amazon, you have to deal with the rigmarole of shipping, returning, etc. Just a thought.

I'm not going the $4,700 route. But good thought on the returns. Most of the "great deals" from Amazon are refurbished.


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Old 08-13-2007, 03:20 PM   #12
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I've got a Ryobi 10" CMS a while back for $99 and did a bunch of crown, chair rail, etc in the whole house. Can't complain. It can do 5.5" tall mouldings. You don't really need compound miters for smaller crown since you can just cut them "in place" against the fence.





If I had to do it over again, I'd go for a higher end 12" like a Dewalt.


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Old 08-13-2007, 05:11 PM   #13
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I'm not going the $4,700 route. But good thought on the returns. Most of the "great deals" from Amazon are refurbished.
Not necessarily. My JET table saw (which so far, is just as good as I could have hoped) was brand-new, in the box, shipped for free. You've just got to be smart with what you buy.
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Old 08-13-2007, 06:00 PM   #14
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I have a 10" Porter-Cable compound miter saw that I love. Not sure how much it cost, it was a gift.

Ditto, and I love it. About $260 new.
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Not necessarily. My JET table saw (which so far, is just as good as I could have hoped) was brand-new, in the box, shipped for free. You've just got to be smart with what you buy.
Yeah...I use Amazon for certain things, but when it comes to power tools, it has to be a REALLY good deal. Like the 2-gallon C-H compressor kit for $80 that I got from Amazon a few months back. Nothing even came close at Lowes.

But, at the end of the day, for most things, given Lowes' no-questions-asked-even-without-a-receipt return policy, I'd much rather drive 5 minutes to return an item than have to deal with shipping it back to Amazon...or even worse, dealing with manufacturer warranties.
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Not necessarily. My JET table saw (which so far, is just as good as I could have hoped) was brand-new, in the box, shipped for free. You've just got to be smart with what you buy.
I've got a PowerMatic 64 that I bought locally at a "tool store" (i.e. higher prices) for the internet price. No shipping, the handle the warranty service. Shop and you can find deals.

If anyone is interested, I love the PM 64 as well. I will rip a board so nicely that you can darn near READ through the cut off.
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Well, it takes me an hour to get to a Lowes', and the local Depot's tool selection is a bit limited.

Cheese - as to onr of your original concerns, AVOID Craftsman, at least the tools aimed at homeowners (not the the "Professional" lines). From all that I was reading when researching the table saw, Craftsman quality is overall in the ****ter over the past few years.
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Well, it takes me an hour to get to a Lowes', and the local Depot's tool selection is a bit limited.
Yeah, in that case...I could see ordering online more often.
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Is it better to get a miter saw or a table saw?
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It's better to get both. You mentioned moulding, so get the miter first.


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