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  1. #61
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    Default Re: Table saw recommendations

    Quote Originally Posted by whiskeytripping View Post
    I'm new to the wood working thing, but did a fair amount of research and settled on this
    http://www.amazon.com/DEWALT-DW744XR...words=dw744xrs
    I'd suggest against the table saw listed. It's a very nice saw, and Dewalt products are usually well built, but for that money you can get something much better.

    Here is a good guide to reading up on different types of table saws, their pros and cons: http://www.woodworkingtalk.com/f12/t...t-1-3-a-43321/

    What you have listed is a portable job site saw. Generally, it's good to use those when you are in transit alot, you need to toss a table saw into the bed of your truck and move on to the next site. If you are planning on having it be more stable, get a more stable table saw. More sturdy = safer, more predictable cuts, more accurate cuts.

    Here is a good one that is in the same price range: http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1...583-_-11210757

    Much more sturdy, much better fence system. It will take up much more space though. If space is of prime importance and you don't care about the accuracy of the cuts (or the safety of the saw) then you are better off going with a $100-200 bench top saw.

    Personally, I went with a cheapo $150 bench top saw to start with. I saw the folly in my actions (and cheapskateness) and went the much further route and now got a steel city cabinet saw: http://www.toolking.com/steel-city-3...AID=1410675964

    But, to each their own.

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    I think that one of the most important consideration in a table saw is the fence. I highly recommend a Biesemeyer or similar t-square fence.
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    My feeling on Shopsmith 5 in one. Is you are Divide and concour. Yes you can do a lot of thing but they do most thing pour to fare. The only five in one tool that I have ever like is my putty type knife.
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    Default Re: Table saw recommendations

    Question that somewhat pertains to this,

    I have a Rockwell jobsite table saw with a 5/8" arbor. Reviewer on Amazon says it will not accept a dado blade yet other saws I've looked at that say they do accept dado blades and they too have a 5/8" arbor. Does anyone know if a saw with a 5/8" arbor will handle a dado blade?
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    The 5/8" diameter if fine. Do you know if the length of the arbor is an issue?
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    The length will be an issue if you ever want to use a 3/4 or 7/8 dado set on it.

    If 5/8 arbors won't accept a dado, someone needs to tell the three saws I have them on now. 5/8 is totally acceptable .

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    Default Re: Table saw recommendations

    Specialkayme, that saw is only a 13amp motor, and it doesn't mention anything about accepting a dado blade, I'm sure it probably wouldn't with being a 13 amp motor. Good warranty though

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    http://www.woodcraft.com/category/20...cessories.aspx

    If you look at this page you will see that it has an optional Dado throat plate. Strong indication to me that it can handle a dado blade of some sort. how wide that blade can get would still be in question.

    Ah I just looked at the throat plate. max width 7/16 inch and a 6 inch dado blade. That is a dado blade but not much of one.
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    I agree with Daniel Y. You need a saw that will handle an 8 inch dado set, at least 3/4 width, especially if you want to use sleds. I like sleds becasue the sled moves in two miter grooves, not just one. A little more stable. The sled will take 1/2 to 3/4 thickness.

    One more tidbit everyone needs to know, if your saw has a tilting table. When cutting box joints, make sure the lock is fastened on the tilt. The vibration on box joints can cause the table to tilt slightly, and if that happens, even slightly, your fingers/valleys will not go together. If the saw does not have a tilt lock, duct tape the handle so it cannot move, not even slightly move.

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    These are my babies. Dewalt DW745 and company. This is all you need. You don't need any dado blades for fancy joints. Butt joint, glue and screw!
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    Default Re: Table saw recommendations

    Quote Originally Posted by beeman2009 View Post
    Does anyone know if a saw with a 5/8" arbor will handle a dado blade? Thanks
    I have a vintage 1975 Rockwell table saw with a 5/8" arbor that accepts a 6" dado. Used it yesterday.

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    I have been looking at the Bosh work site 10" saw with the gravity rise stand, digital display outfeed tables, etc. It folds up to store, supports dado, etc. Runs around $750 with options.

    http://www.amazon.com/Bosch-4100-09-.../dp/B000S5S5CW

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    I got that saw as a gift from a friend and have been very happy with it.
    It takes up little room when stored, and is more than adequate for making wooden ware.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie B View Post
    These are my babies. Dewalt DW745 and company. This is all you need. You don't need any dado blades for fancy joints. Butt joint, glue and screw!
    Dude, you need one of these http://www.acehardware.com/product/i...97&cagpspn=pla I could not build bee equipment without it. It is the most used tool in my arsenal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EastSideBuzz View Post
    Dude, you need one of these http://www.acehardware.com/product/i...97&cagpspn=pla I could not build bee equipment without it. It is the most used tool in my arsenal.
    I did not know DeWalt made them in 18V, wow, I'm on it. Thanks and Merry Christmas!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie B View Post
    I did not know DeWalt made them in 18V, wow, I'm on it. Thanks and Merry Christmas!
    I was just browsing amazon when I found it. In 2 hours Santa is giving me a new drill with 2 more 18v batteries with a charger. Dont need the drill but, it was cheaper then buying just 2 batteries on black friday.

    Also back to the topic I have the Rigid portable table saw and it is great. I cut stuff just to cut them because I like the saw so much.
    This is a really good price http://www.tylertool.com/factory-rec...8&zmap=ZRR4510

    I would not be afraid of the reconditioned part. I have several reconditioned Rigid staple guns and they rock for making frames. http://www.ridgid.com/Tools/R150FSA-Stapler/index.htm Do a Google search for them or Amazon.com

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    Default Re: Table saw recommendations

    Quote Originally Posted by EastSideBuzz View Post
    Dude, you need one of these http://www.acehardware.com/product/i...97&cagpspn=pla I could not build bee equipment without it. It is the most used tool in my arsenal.
    East Side Buzz,,, Could you elaborate. What do you use it for. I have a Makita, but I can't think of any application in making bee equipment. I must be missing something.

    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cleo C. Hogan Jr View Post
    I can't think of any application in making bee equipment. I must be missing something.
    I'm with you Cleo. I can't think of any use for a side grinder in making bee equipment.
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    Eastside, You have an audience gathering. I wanna know how you use it for making hives also.
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