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View Poll Results: WHICH TABLESAW DO YOU THINK IS BEST?
Grizzly 7 13.46%
Powermatic 13 25.00%
Jet 3 5.77%
Delta 10 19.23%
Other 18 34.62%
Pizza Hut 734 100.00%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 52. You may not vote on this poll

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post #21 of 43 Old 09-24-2010, 02:50 PM
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If you think I needed to be more specific you can change the poll question since you already added your Pizza Hut
No I did that...I didn't have anything to add to the discussion. So I was being a smarty pants and added Pizza Hut to your poll (and voted for it) Just having fun, no hard feelings.





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I would like to add that Pizza Hut deep dish meat lovers is a thing of beauty.

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. . . You can completely erase this Poll if you want – you have the power here to do that as a Mod.[/SIZE][/FONT]
I wouldn't ever erase your poll Jake.

And I know you won't believe this but I can assure you I didn't add the Pizza Hut option to your poll nor have I voted for it - yet. But as soon as I submit this reply I will because I'm hungry.

Jake, I am pretty opinionated as are most of the other members on this forum, and when I participate in a thread I do so as a member not as a mod. The only time i put that hat on is when I have to take ut the trash (ban spammers) or for the occasional refereeing between two members who are having a spat. That usualy turns out that the two members kiss and make up due to my efforts and then turn on me like vicious dogs "Hey man just stay out of our business!"

So as a member I was pointing out that your poll was IMHO flawed. That sure as heck don't mean that I am right, nor does it render your poll useless just because I say as much. I was just trying to get you to think about it from that point of view, and admittedly my poor attempts at humor do often fail miserably. My use of humor is usually to let the recipient know I'm not suffering from any kind of superiority complex just tossing my 2 into the ring.

I do apologize for having offended you, and that's no joke.



P.S. I think the Pizza Hut thing is hilarious and although I didn't add it I will remove it for you if you don't want it there - just say the word.





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Daren I didn't even see your post fessing up you sly dog.









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I agree with others about the poll. I mean, to me, a Delta Unisaw is the ultimate bit I wouldn't touch a $500 Delta from Lowes. But I only had Delta as a choice.

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The title of this poll asks "Which tablesaw do you think is best?" That's a question that is based on an opinion. I must say that I have no statistics on how many different tablesaws hobbyists, or even professionals have had or have. It would be a stretch of idealism to think to properly answer that question that a member should have used every tablesaw to make a determination.

So, that opinion may be based on things heard, articles, reviews, or internet forum discussions. Maybe a better poll question for members would be: "What tablesaws have you had, and what are you currently using?" The answer to that question may add a different perspective to the tablesaw issue.






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I was just thinkin' the same thing

Two part poll:
What is your current saw?
x
y
z
other

Which new saw would you buy today?
X
Y
Z
other, explain
This takes the "which brand is best" out of the equation.

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It would be a stretch of idealism to think to properly answer that question that a member should have used every tablesaw to make a determination.
Did someone suggest this would have to be the case? Because I agree with you that wouldn't exactly be doable. And while we're second guessing the OP's poll how about modifying it like so:

In your opinion, which company (brand) offers the most number of table saws and also the has highest overall quality, past and present?


My answer would be Oliver or perhaps the Delta of old. But it's a topic that would need to be researched a great deal at least by me because I tend to avoid the whole brand thing where possible. I do admit to having a soft heart for a certain Swedish chainsaw manufacturer, as well as their German made competitor.





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Two part poll:
What is your current saw?
x
y
z
other

Which new saw would you buy today?
X
Y
Z
other, explain
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I like this one so if there is a way to change it then feel free to do that even if it means deleting this thread.
It gets more posts about lacking of information than actual answers I was trying to get.

And about that Pizza hut - you can leave it there, it is actually funny.

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I'm not gonna change it I agree with you the thread is better just because of the way you made the poll originally. Just an FYI you can edit your own polls you know. I hope you don't though.

Also you can change the poll to show who voted how but that's your decision also. I hope you don't change your poll for anyone it is after all *your* poll, and if someone doesn't like it they can go pack sand and that includes me.






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I hope you don't change your poll for anyone it is after all *your* poll, and if someone doesn't like it they can go pack sand and that includes me.

I thought it was pound sand.





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I thought it was pound sand.
You could be right, but I think it is . . pound salt. and . . pack sand.

Hey buddy, go pound salt!

or


Hey pal, go pack sand!



Maybe you should take a poll on it.





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Cabster, I found it both ways pack and pound. Hey that's even better.

"Hey you jerk, go pack and pound!"


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Grizzly, Jet and Pizza Hut are tied.

I'll leave it the way it is now. I wanted to correct it before but now I am becoming a Pizza Hut fan.

By the way I didn't know that I can change it.
I couldn't find the Edit option for Poll.

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. . . I couldn't find the Edit option for Poll.[/FONT][/COLOR]
Ah okay, maybe that is a mod-only thing. Glad you are liking your own post now though, that's the way it's supposed to be.





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I know I will take some grief, but I really like my new Craftsman 10" enclosed cabinet table saw. It runs smoother then my old made in the U.S.A Delta contractors saw, has a better finished cast iron top, has cast iron table extensions, a much better shut off switch, and better dust collection. I am sure there are plenty of other saws on the market I would be happy with, but for a guy who has a shop full of older Craftsman stationary power tools, this makes me smile.
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As for small portable table saws I have Ridgid and I like it. I wanted DeWalt but it was Christmas Gift from In-laws so I am very happy with it. From the two portable table saws that I used I would have to rate DeWalt at #1 spot because it is smaller, lighter than Ridgid and the max width for your rip is the same. It leaved enough space in my truck for other tools.
The Ridgid is very nice too; my favorite part is the slow start and the extra extendable table. However the width gets in the way when transferring and the little wing nut in bevel wheel keeps coming off.
I would like to make pool for other tools too but after this one I am not sure.

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Back to the table saw discussion... I've not seen the sliding table saws before.... Interesting. So basically it is like a build in cross cut sled?

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I only have experience with Craftsman and SawStop...both contractor saws....hands down, I prefer the SawStop....
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I'VE BEEN THROUGHT THE GRIZZLY PHASE . EITHER KEEP YOUR JET OR GO WITH POWERMATIC OR SAW-STOP. ALOT BETTER QUALITY AND WILL HOLD IT'S VALUE. FIND A WOODWORKING MACHINERY DEALER IN YOUR AREA THAT SELLS POWERMATIC OR SAW-STOP WHERE YOU WILL GET GOOD SERVICE. JUST TO GIVE YOU AN IDEA, I HAVE BEEN PURCHASING MY EQUIPMENT FROM http://www.hermance.com/ . GREAT SERVICE AND WILL DO EVERYTHING IN THEIR POWER TO ACCOMADATE YOUR NEEDS. DON'T GET ME WRONG . I HAVE A GRIZZLY 20" PLANER WITH SPIRAL CUTTERHEAD, 3HP CYCLONE DUST COLL, AND LOVE THEM BOTH BUT SOON WILL UPGRADE PLANER.
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