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New from Atlanta | First Saw Price Question - Delta Unisaw

I used to do a lot of woodworking with my grandfather when I was in middle and high school and just bought my first house last year. I specifically sought out something with a very large garage to set-up a car lift and hopefully have enough room to bifurcate into a wood shop. Luckily, I found something with a 40 x 40 two-door, detached garage with a 20 x 40 shop attached to the back of it (perfect for the wood shop).

Now, on to my first set of questions / statements. Right now, I am looking complete only a few small projects around the house. Namely, doing some craftsmen style trim, building out my master closet with custom shelves / cabinets, and some new shaker style doors for the cabinets that are already in my kitchen.

On my immediate list is a jointer, planer, router with table, band saw, and table saw. I have a good budget for all of it, but just question buying a full cabinet saw at this time with the limited needs I will have for it right now. I am contemplating just going with a used contractor saw that has good resale value to get these projects done and then buy a new cabinet saw when I have time for just hobbying around. Thoughts on that logic?

I found a Jet JWTS-10 with attached router table, router and fence for $350, which seems like a good deal...

I did find this locally, but the price seems way off from my quick research. Could anyone tell me what I should offer if I were to step-up to a larger, more long-term saw?

http://atlanta.craigslist.org/nat/tls/3736595437.html
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You can do better for your small shop, especially considering that saw has a 3 phase motor. A good cabinet saw is worth the extra trouble so keep looking.
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You can do better for your small shop, especially considering that saw has a 3 phase motor. A good cabinet saw is worth the extra trouble so keep looking.
Thanks for the advice. I keep finding good stuff on CL, but it just flies. I've had two saws pulled out from under me by waiting until the next day to go look at them.

Should I just be looking at a new Grizzly / Shop Fox or something?

Is a contractor-style SawStop with my time (I can't justify $3k+ for a saw right now)?
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The high quality contracter style saws from what I understand have the same guts as the cabinet saws. The difference is in the quality and alignment of the table and sometimes the guide, sometimes there isn't a lot of difference. You should go to Rockler, Woodcraft or Peachtree Woodworking and window shop some of the models and try to pick the brains of the staff there. Most of them are woodworkers too and can tell you quite a bit about the equpment.
What part of Atl are you in?

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You can get a brand new Grizzly G1023RL 3hp cabinet single phase cabinet saw with a riving knife and warranty shipped to your door for $1394. IMO that's a better deal than $1200 for a used Uni with a 3-phase motor.

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The high quality contracter style saws from what I understand have the same guts as the cabinet saws....
I don't think the Saw Stop contractor saws have the same trunnion system as the professional or industrial cabinet saw, nor does any contractor saw.




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Thanks for all the advice. I think I'll keep snooping on CL for a little bit longer. If nothing pops up soon, I'll probably just go with a new Grizzly.


I'm in Brookhaven.
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Thoughts on what I should offer for this? It's local and not widely advertised:


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Looks like a nice unisaw with unifence and a sliding table attached. That could go for more than $1000.
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You can get a brand new Grizzly G1023RL 3hp cabinet single phase cabinet saw with a riving knife and warranty shipped to your door for $1394. IMO that's a better deal than $1200 for a used Uni with a 3-phase motor.

Precisely what I did and could not be happier! I'm in Marietta if you want to come give it a try

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Got my name on a single phase, 5HP Powermatic Model 66 with 52" beismeyer T-Square fence!

Worth the wait!
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I used to do a lot of woodworking with my grandfather when I was in middle and high school and just bought my first house last year. I specifically sought out something with a very large garage to set-up a car lift and hopefully have enough room to bifurcate into a wood shop. Luckily, I found something with a 40 x 40 two-door, detached garage with a 20 x 40 shop attached to the back of it (perfect for the wood shop).

Now, on to my first set of questions / statements. Right now, I am looking complete only a few small projects around the house. Namely, doing some craftsmen style trim, building out my master closet with custom shelves / cabinets, and some new shaker style doors for the cabinets that are already in my kitchen.

On my immediate list is a jointer, planer, router with table, band saw, and table saw. I have a good budget for all of it, but just question buying a full cabinet saw at this time with the limited needs I will have for it right now. I am contemplating just going with a used contractor saw that has good resale value to get these projects done and then buy a new cabinet saw when I have time for just hobbying around. Thoughts on that logic?

I found a Jet JWTS-10 with attached router table, router and fence for $350, which seems like a good deal...

I did find this locally, but the price seems way off from my quick research. Could anyone tell me what I should offer if I were to step-up to a larger, more long-term saw?

http://atlanta.craigslist.org/nat/tls/3736595437.html
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Precisely what I did and could not be happier! I'm in Marietta if you want to come give it a try

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That is the saw I have my eye on too (minus the router extension). Maybe it will work out for me this year.

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Got my name on a single phase, 5HP Powermatic Model 66 with 52" beismeyer T-Square fence!

Worth the wait!
Great Saw!!! Post pic's when you get it set up!!!

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