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Old 12-28-2013, 10:34 PM   #1
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I don't need anything big because I will not use this very often and when I do use it it will be for small projects around the house. Anyway, I have $175 worth of Home Depot gift cards and permission from my wife to spend another $100 on a saw (my christmas present). I have my eyes on the one linked below because of all the good reviews and its a Dewalt which usually means pretty good quality. Anyone have any input of suggestions on a better one for the same price range?

Heres what i'm planning to buy right now?

http://www.homedepot.com/p/DEWALT-15...12l6%3FNCNI-5#

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As long as you aren't working with full size sheets of plywood, looks like a good saw.

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I have one of those---it is the finest little saw I have ever owned---great fence --you will be pleased with that one----and a darn good price,too.
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Old 12-29-2013, 06:07 AM   #4
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This is the one I own.
http://www.homedepot.com/p/Ryobi-10-...S31/202517812#
Never had a min. problem with it.
Set's up in seconds, has table extensions in the back and the two sides.
Plenty powerful, goes through oak stair treads like butter. On board tool storage.
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Old 12-29-2013, 06:25 AM   #5
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This is the one I want: http://www.homedepot.com/b/Tools-Har...e%20+saw_pmt_p
If that smaller version is anywhere as good as this one is it is a winner.
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It's been a great tool--I needed small---my truck only has so much room.
I do have a full sized saw in the shop---so the little one is just fine for job site work.
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When I was working I had the Makita job site saw, my nephew who worked for me bought one of the Dewalt table saws, I really liked that saw much better than the Makita even though the Makita cost more. At the time I bought the Makita the Dewalt wasn't on the market yet.

I had the Unisaw in the shop but needed the small saw for job site, now I don't need the Unisaw anymore, it is nice to have but it takes up way too much shop space.

Sorry that I hijacked your thread.
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get the Dewalt
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dewalt or the bosch, dewalt just released a newer version of the little saw that now has 24" rip capacity.. my only concern with a small saw such as that one with such a large rip capacity though is stability.. heavy sheets can tip over lightweight table saws
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thats what track saws are for
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Old 12-29-2013, 11:10 AM   #11
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Congratulations on the new saw and linked is a companion tool for table saws that shouldn't be used for large sheet goods.

http://www.popularmechanics.com/home/reviews/4283497
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Table saws are able to hurt you---so be careful---

Make an outfeed table to support the work piece after it leaves the saw table.

Buy or make some pushers---so you fingers are away from the blade---I like one that has a 5 or 6 inch flat bottom--these will help keep the board from lifting.

Keep the blade low---about 1/4" higher than the thickness of the board.

Throw away the cross cut miter gauge---a tiny saw like that is no good for miter cuts----

Be sure you use a ripping blade or combination blade----a fine toothed cross cut blade will lift the board and also cause you to push to hard to make a cut---more teeth is not better----

Be alert to sound changes when cutting----if the sound changes,something is binding and may cause a kick back---

Please be safe-----
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Thanks guys!! I bought it today and although I haven't opened it yet due to weather I am pretty sure it comes with 2 push sticks. It also mentions an anti kickback feature. Compared to the one I have this thing can't hurt me. Lol. I'm always careful with stuff like this since my woodshop teacher cut off 3 of his fingers back in highschool on the table saw after the blade hit a knot. He also happened to be my soccer coach at the time.

I just need to find a reason to use it now!
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One thing I need now is a stand. I'm wondering if I can build a stand or if I should buy the scissor stand for $70. I'd like to make a stand that would allow support for larger sheets.
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There you go---now you have
a need for your new saw---build a stout little stand and folding outfeed table----

You will like that saw-----I tend to build most of my stands and shop jigs---

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