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Shopping for a table saw

Bizebod
Junior Contributor

Shopping for a table saw

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I am looking for an inexpensive, safe and useful table saw to make my little projects both easier to repeat and complete.


i didn't want to spend more than 200.00, so I am limited for choices.


Most of the projects I undertake are with re-claimed wood or off-cuts so it still needs to be solid and capable to cut various hardwoods.


Any ideas?

Community Manager Jason
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Re: Table saws?

Thanks for your post @Bizebod.

 

I will tag some of our keen woodworkers on the community, like @Wayne, @Brad, @Yorky88, @She_Skills, @woodalwaysworks, @AndrewJones, @LePallet and @Rusty-Saw. I hope they have some ideas for you about inexpensive table saws.

 

Jason

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Brad
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Re: Table saws?

Inexpensive Ozito $219 at Bunnies.
Safe SawStop from $1995 specialist woodworking supply shops.
I have a Bosch GTS 10 XC with Gravity saw stand comes in the higher price range but has useful covered.

My father built a saw from a washing machine motor, had cheap covered but misses on safe and useful.

There is the Triton method of mounting a circular saw upside down in a table, it can be cheap and useful but with no riving knife I wouldn't call it safe, kickback is something to read up on.
Bizebod
Junior Contributor

Re: Table saws?

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I did build my own using a clamped circ saw, safe enough, but not a lot of accuracy, 

i will check out the Ozito, and will also have a look at the Bosch. (If only to dream)

Aldi had one earlier in the year for 100.00, and seemed to have good reviews, I just felt I couldn't trust it wouldn't have been a waste of money.

 

Thanks for your input, 

 

woodalwaysworks
Established Contributor

Re: Table saws?

I got the ozito version of the cheap Aldi table saw that you said you'd seen. 

Like most table and drop saws you'r going to have to get a better quality blade when you purchase it to get a fine cut.

The straight edge was uselesss on it, i have found that on most portable table saws except the dewaults, then you are looking at spending $1000. Worth it for quality and ease of use.

I then dropped my saw into one of my work tables to give me a large cutting surface, routed out a couple of parallell tracks for a cross-cut jig for horizontal cut and mitre cuts


Brad
Valued Contributor

Re: Table saws?

A mitre track with either a mitre gauge or sled will help with the accuracy.

I have a DIY sled for the router table that I think I can still find the how to videos for it if your interested?
Brad
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