Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Equipment & Safety > Tools

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 01-28-2007, 07:32 AM   #1
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 2
Share |
Default

Question about table saws,...


I'm looking a to get a table saw. I stopped by a local home improvement store(Lowes) and saw two table saw thats caought my eye. Now,... I do not plan on using this table saw for home improvement. It's actually going to be used in my little fab shop I have going on. So,... I plan on using it to cut acrylic, wood, and thin sheets of aluminum(1/16" - 1/8"). This shop is fairly small but we are groing so,... here's my question, well kind of. First,... table saw #1, has a NICE thick big table. It's heavy as hell and literally looks bomb proof. The stand loks pretty much permanent. I mean it's on wheels but they are just to move it around a bit. The motor on it is only 1.5HP though. It belt drives the blade too. The brand is Delta. Now,... table saw #2 is a very portable saw made by Ryobi. The saw is literally on a tube frame stand with Nice big wheels, it folds down and away if need be. You can literally jog with this thing. It has an ok table top but it is a LOT thinner then the other one. A lot thinner. This table top slides. It extends out to a total of 25". When closed is a lot smaller, i dont know how small but whatever. The saw itself is cover mostly with plastic but the motor is 4.4HP! BUT! It does NOT belt drive the blade. The blade is right on the motor shank. Now,... Why does the better table, #1, have a motor with a lot less horse the table #2? Is it because it's belt driven? I was told that belt driven machines are the way to go. Im thinking because its belt driven but it still doesnt make sense seeing that the sprocket or whatever it's called is the same size on both ends. So its kind of like having the blade right on the motor shank. Right? I like saw number #2 but im not sure about motor horse? I dont really care about the portability of #2 because this thing aint going anywhere anyways, atleast I dont think it is. So whats up?

tribaloverkill is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2007, 09:17 AM   #2
Tired, Cold, and Damp
 
slickshift's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Cape Cod
Posts: 3,089
Default

Question about table saws,...


I have #2
It's crap
I can't wait until it breaks and I can replace it
Well, breaks enough to warrant replacement
Pieces started falling off the first day I used it

It took a few hours and massive modification (removal of safety stuff, elongating adjustment slots) to get it even close to square
Which it still isn't btw, just closer
The measurements on it are a total joke, nothings within 1/2" or 5* of being correct

If it wasn't for the money, it'd have a little "accident" and fall off the truck tomorrow
...along with the Ryobi palm sander I used a few times
That thing stinks too

Am I being too subtle?

Just in case you missed it, I don't particularly care much for the saw

slickshift is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2007, 09:19 AM   #3
Member
 
yummy mummy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Canada
Posts: 1,725
Default

Question about table saws,...


You're funny...............
yummy mummy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2007, 12:57 PM   #4
Tired, Cold, and Damp
 
slickshift's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Cape Cod
Posts: 3,089
Default

Question about table saws,...


...it's funny only because it's true yummy



Oh, by the way, have I mentioned how bad that table saw is?
It technically does cut, but so badly it actually creates more work for you
Wait, I think the word "cut" is not accurate
"Chews" would be much more accurate

It's not so much a tool as it is a loud, sawdust flinging, frustration machine
slickshift is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2007, 01:10 PM   #5
General Contractor
 
joasis's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 876
Default

Question about table saws,...


So I guess slick, that you are recommending the Ryobi? I just want to be clear that you would buy another one!
__________________
Ladwig Construction
Hennessey, Oklahoma
405 853 1563



joasis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2007, 01:19 PM   #6
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 2
Default

Question about table saws,...


Ok,... so the ryobi saw sucks but still,... my question isnt answered. Why would one have more HP then the other and is it because of the belt drive?
tribaloverkill is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2007, 01:43 PM   #7
Tired, Cold, and Damp
 
slickshift's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Cape Cod
Posts: 3,089
Default

Question about table saws,...


Although I suspect in the Ryboi's case, HP stands for something other than horsepower, it could be that the one manufacturer is listing peak hp, and the other operating hp
Don't know for sure with these two, but I have run into that many times
slickshift is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2007, 04:53 PM   #8
Lic. Builder/GC/Remodeler
 
AtlanticWBConst.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: New England
Posts: 7,556
Default

Question about table saws,...


Let's just say that in the 'industry' ... Ryobi is not considered to be a maker of 'heavy duty' tools.
If you visit any woodworking tool/equipement stores or building supply warehouses...you won't find any Ryobi's....
AtlanticWBConst. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2007, 06:46 PM   #9
General Contractor
 
joasis's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 876
Default

Question about table saws,...


If you want good value, and a great saw for the buck, check out Grizzly tools....if you have to have it now, the Delta is good also. But remember, the home centers do not neccessarily carry contractor grade saws...Delta has a cheap line they sell in the box stores....and they are cheap.
__________________
Ladwig Construction
Hennessey, Oklahoma
405 853 1563



joasis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2007, 10:46 PM   #10
Member
 
Darylh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Nanoose Bay Vancouver Island BC
Posts: 460
Default

Question about table saws,...


If I had a choice between the Ryobi and Delta I would take the Delta Hands down. A 1.5 hp on 220 will serve you well.
Darylh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2007, 10:33 AM   #11
Handyguy
 
Brik's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: SE PA
Posts: 803
Send a message via Skype™ to Brik
Default

Question about table saws,...


You may want to swing by woodnet, http://www.forums.woodnet.net/ubbthreads/ubbthreads.php in their power tools forum. Do a few searches. The collective knowledge there is more than anyone could absorb in a lifetime. Good advice here too. And, do NOT rule out Grizzly. At least get their catalog, its **** for tools.
See http://grizzly.com/ and http://www.grizzly.com/catalog_requests.aspx for a catalog.

I have this table saw from them.

http://www.grizzly.com/products/G1023S
It kicks but!
Brik is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2007, 08:17 PM   #12
Member
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 37
Default

Question about table saws,...


Check out this cool saw.

http://www.sawstop.com
Remodeling is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2007, 08:27 PM   #13
Handyguy
 
Brik's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: SE PA
Posts: 803
Send a message via Skype™ to Brik
Default

Question about table saws,...


ha! The hot dog saw! I hear its well built although at over 4 times the price of mine I'll just learn not to touch a spinning blade! Oh, I already did learn that.
Brik is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2007, 06:11 AM   #14
Lic. Builder/GC/Remodeler
 
AtlanticWBConst.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: New England
Posts: 7,556
Default

Question about table saws,...


Quote:
Originally Posted by Brik View Post
ha! The hot dog saw! I hear its well built although at over 4 times the price of mine I'll just learn not to touch a spinning blade! Oh, I already did learn that.

I clicked the link and read about how the sfety system works, then watched the video...

... WOW .... THAT IS SO KEWL....

As soon as I saw it use it's safety system in the video, I thought = $$$$$$$$$
AtlanticWBConst. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-10-2007, 04:58 AM   #15
Newbie
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Edmonton AB Canada
Posts: 10
Default

Question about table saws,...


DON'T buy the crapobi what ever you do and it drives me nuts that they advertise saw's as having 4 or 5 horse power on a 15amp 120 breaker simple math tells us that 1.5 real horse power is all that you can have. A good saw with an induction motor should last you a life time unlike portable throw away saw's.

krazy johnni is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Portable table saw stand baldeagle51 Tools 3 11-14-2010 08:04 PM
Basement Renovation Question KUIPORNG Remodeling 234 08-26-2008 08:19 AM
Craftsman Table Saw Question TonyCooper Tools 2 12-01-2006 08:44 AM
Question on miter saws Doug Crf Tools 2 06-22-2006 06:42 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.