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Old 04-10-2007, 05:50 AM   #16
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Are you sure you saw the Ryobi at Lowes? Ryobi was bought out by Home Depot and is a Home Depot brand made in China. Ridgid is Home Depot also, but higher quality and made in Taiwan.

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Old 04-10-2007, 06:27 AM   #17
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If it's a choice between the Delta and Ryobi for a shop saw, get the Delta. If you need to move this around from jobsite to jobsite, you most likely would buy one of the other portable saws. Ryobi is a once or twice a year type of tool. I have a couple Ryobi tools and they're not bad. My Ryobi hammer drill was 1/2 the price of others but I only need it once or twice a year.
The belt drive saw allows you to show a bit more blade than a direct drive saw, which is one shortcoming of my tablesaw.
I've got the cheapo Delta 1HP tablesaw with the solid cast table. For the money it's not bad. It always gives me straight cuts but I wish the table were bigger and it had a bit more power. It struggled a bit ripping through a 2x4 x 8' oak stick. It didn't burn but I had to slow down. Overall, I'm happy with it but it does have it's shortcomings. If I were to buy a new shop saw, I'd spend a couple more bucks and get the Grizzly that Brik has.
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Old 04-10-2007, 07:08 AM   #18
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Speaking of Ryobi, I recently saw something at Home Depot that piqued my interest, although I did not buy it. Ryobi now has a corded drill driver with a clutch. What you see mostly now is either a cordless drill with a clutch, or a cordless drill without a clutch. I don't know why this is, but seems like Ryobi came out with something that broke the mold.

http://www.ryobitools.com/powertools/tool/d45ck/
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I cut a nice slot down my thumb last summer with a table saw. Thank God, I only had 1/8" of the blade coming up through the board! It still was a painful, bloody day!
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You can't go too wrong with the Delta, Jet, Grizzly tools. Whether you go contractor grade or higher. Even the Sears "zipcode" saw gets good ratings.
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I cut a nice slot down my thumb last summer with a table saw. Thank God, I only had 1/8" of the blade coming up through the board! It still was a painful, bloody day!
Ouch...sorry to hear of your experience Zel.

Check out the safety feature in this table saw, you will never seriously injure a finger again :

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I saw a demo of this table saw technology on This Old House by Tom Silva. From what I saw, I don't trust that it will help much. Tom used a hot dog with his hand, and was moving it very slowly and had to slow down before the blade dropped into the table. Supposedly, parts needed to be replaced after this safety feature kicks in.
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That is awesome!

I still dread using my table saw since last summer.

I wonder if that aluminum piece is replaceable, once the saw digs into it?
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Once the unit is triggered both the cartridge and the blade are gone. You have to buy another cartridge. I know where to get the cartridge. Don't know where the finger(s) store is though.
I don't own one of the Saw Stop saws, but I can get the cartridge.
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Once the unit is triggered both the cartridge and the blade are gone. You have to buy another cartridge. I know where to get the cartridge. Don't know where the finger(s) store is though.
I don't own one of the Saw Stop saws, but I can get the cartridge.
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Problem is I wasn't impressed with the demo. It wasn't realistic. If it makes you feel safer, go for it.

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Brik -- is that the 1023? I've been lookin' hard even though it's real early. I'm currently building 480sqft inside a metal barn that will be a weekend apt. for 3 years then my woodshop after the house is built. BUT I'm lusting after the tools to fill it with now. The griz 1023 has my interest peaked.
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Problem is I wasn't impressed with the demo. It wasn't realistic. If it makes you feel safer, go for it.
Have no use for it. Have a Delta Unisaw and am quite happy with that.

The Grizzly 1023 has gotten excellent reviews. I have quite a few of their products and enjoy them all.
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Yes, that the G1023S . Its great. I use a good blade (forrest WWII). Mine is the 220v, 3HP, right tilt version. I love the shop fox classic fence.

I have a router table built into a home made extension table.
Info on the 1023 is here
http://www.grizzly.com/products/cate...spx?key=530000

Here is a picture of mine with the router table
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Have no use for it. Have a Delta Unisaw and am quite happy with that.

The Grizzly 1023 has gotten excellent reviews. I have quite a few of their products and enjoy them all.
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remember, you can't find replacement fingers in stores...

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