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Old 01-14-2006, 12:06 AM   #1
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I have been looking to buy a portable table saw. I have limited storage space and looking for a saw with a wheeled stand. I have been looking at the Craftsman, Ridgid and Ryobi. Any thoughts.

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It depends on how much you want to/are willing to spend. High end Craftsman's are pretty good and Rigid's aren't bad, Ryobi are pretty low end. Each one makes a wide range of saws. The quality of the fence is a very important.

I'm partial to Hitachi. For a portable TS, it has the largest surface area, good fence and very light weight. You can always get a stand with wheels if the saw you like doesn't come with it - that shouldn't be your primary deciding factor.

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Old 01-14-2006, 02:39 AM   #3
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I will take a look at the Hitachi. Unfortunately a big factor for my purchase is storage ability. I am stuck in a one car garage for space, so the saw needs to be able to fold up. If any body else has been looking. A good comparison of the Bosch and the Ridgid portables was done on the Ridgid Forum web site.
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Ridgid has been winning in the portable 'contractor series' in the mags. If I was looking, I'd look at that one real hard.
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I have a ridgid and it is very portable, good so far...

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As much as I don't care for Rigid (home depot brand) power tools they have been doing very well in comparisons as Teetor said.
Craftsman has been doing real well in the "Best Value" department.

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