Table Saw on a 600$ Budget, New or Used
I am new to this forum, and fairly new to woodworking in general, I was hoping that you would be so kind to provide me with some guidance and advice.
I am currently in the market for a table saw for around 600 dollars. I have a bench top table saw which cuts most 3/4 sheet goods (ryobi, 99$, had to build a lot of accessory for it - fence, table extension on all 4 sides, pvc over blade shroud....etc), but the motor doesnít offer much torque, so it gets bogged down by green/moist 2x4 or any hardwood, to avoid burn marks I have to do several passes - not only time consuming but itís also a safety concern.
I am looking for a saw with :
1. Good sturdy fence, preferably biesemeyer type fence.
2. Easy dust collection (inboard motor, case enclosure)
4. New or used
5. Offers more cutting power than my portable table saw.
6. Space is not an issue but weight is. I am new to Cleveland and don't know anybody, can't move anything that weighs more than 300 pounds by myself.
I mainly work with mdf/melamine/plywood but would love to work with hardwood in the future.
The only new saw I can find in this price range is the Ridgid R4512 (craftsman model is out of stock), but I don't know how well it will handle moist 2x4 or hardwood. Iíd love to buy a used saw (given it is in good condition) but I couldn't find anything on offerup or craigslist near me (Cleveland, oh), maybe something will pop up eventually but Iíd like to make a purchase within the next 4 weeks if possible.
Having a very limited budget, I would like to know if my goals are realistic at all.
Is there anything else around this price range that people would recommend?