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post #21 of 26 Old 09-18-2017, 10:07 PM
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Thanks for the 4 part series. I have some more thinking to do. I have the entry level Skill saw model in part one. I'm looking to upgrade to something more accurate and has more rip capacity. I've been eyeing the DWE7491RS.

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Great points

I recently read the below article and think I agree that the Dewalt is way to go for what I need in my shop.
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What equipment to buy has a lot to do with how much it costs VS how much it will produce at the required production rate and quality level. A cheap saw that is going to be used very moderately and for average labor inputs to produce the required results can be a good buy. There is never a perfect solution! If you make your living with your tools it is a lot different than using them as a hobby.
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What table saw to buy?

What table saw to buy?

About five years ago, I purchased a Grizzly table saw after spending what seemed like months pouring through comments and comparisons of said item. Price ultimately answered all of my questions, ahead of most other considerations. More to the point, was I asking the right questions in the process of shopping? So here I am writing and offering my own contribution to the debate of what saw to buy.
My Grizzly saw functions well and does all I thought it would do in my shop. Today, however, I would not buy any Grizzly table saw!!! Why? This morning I finished a continuous cutting of almost a hundred board feet of maple, and then spent the next half hour vacuuming/cleaning the inside of the saw cabinet. It is an all too frequent and irritating process. I have a 1300 cfm vacuum directly connected to the dust port on the lower back side of the saw. (And, yes the vacuum was on during todayís task.) The Grizzly sawís solutions for clearing debris is a failure, and seems like a post design after thought. A relatively competitive saw totally fails in this area. The angled floor inside is not at a sufficient pitch to actually direct debris to the vacuum hole located at the bottom of the back cabinet wall. All four corners are immune to any air flow, which is where debris quickly builds. If a dado blade is used, for an extended time (60 min.), several cubic feet of small chips and shavings need to be removed at the conclusion of the job. The worm gears and rotating shafts, used to raise and lower the blade are exposed to dust and must be cleaned frequently. If not cleaned, dust quickly builds up on the threads and make raising and lowering the blade almost impossible. All vacuum should be directly connected to the blade shroud, as done by Powermatic with PM2000B series saws. Please do add vacuum to the criteria when doing your homework. I wished I did.


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Can I ask what model Grizzly saw you purchased. Iíve heard the 690 is poor at dust collection and also that the 1023 model is much better. Iím a new hobbiest and considering a cabinet saw purchase. Unfortunately The PM2000 is out of my budget
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post #26 of 26 Old 07-06-2019, 03:39 PM
where's my table saw?
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I'll bet he didn't get a G0123 ......

This saw has encapsulated dust collection, which is the newer version:

He probably got this one:

He says he'll never buy another Grizzly, but it was his decision that was at fault, not the saw. A call to a Grizzly rep would have settled the issue in a heartbeat..... "Which saw has the best dust collection?"
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