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post #1 of 2 Old 12-09-2018, 09:20 AM Thread Starter
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Hybrid saws

I am beginning to shop to replace my current table saw . I am currently using an old craftsman contractor saw that I have updated with an Incra LS fence system . I love the Incra and intend to put it on whatever saw I buy .

I really dont think I need a 5 hp cabinet saw and I have been shopping Hybrid saws and 3 hp cabinet saws . Are the cabinet saws really worth the extra money compared to the Hybrids ?

Any opinions or advice is welcome including brand name pros and cons
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I think it comes down to the quality of the guts and power. I have a 3h Unisaw that replaced a 2hp Craftsman saw. The extra horsepower is certainly welcome. 2” thick rock maple needs to be fed slowly, but it seems to breeze through pretty much anything.

I’d avoid anything with a direct drive motor or anything that references “developed horsepower”
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