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I guess it would depend on what your going to use it for.
 

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For that money you can get the Bosch, which in my opinion is the best JOBSITE saw I've ever had. Thats if your wanting to stay in the range of portable saws.
 

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I agree the Bosch is one of the top saws. But, I can get the Craftsman 21829 on sale for $315. Is the Bosch that much better?
 

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Spend the extra and get the Rigid. I own one that I use on the job sites and it will do what ever you ask of it. I have seen this same saw in many other carpenter trailers. Its tried and true.
As for a workshop saw I have a Powermatic. Would not own anything else for my shop.
All depends on what you want to spend, put with how hard your going to use it.
 

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I thought the rigid job TS was made by ryobi???

Garin,

For household use, I'm sure the craftsman would be fine. Within in all of those crazy gadgets on there, just give the fence a good once over. Make sure it is night and tight when locked, and can be finely adjusted to be square. Your statement " for... cabinets" is what has me a bit hesitant. If your going to be building quite a few cabinets, Id go for something a bit larger. You could still stay cheap, but a larger heavier table would be nice. But if I read that wrong, and you get a good deal, Im sure this saw would be fine for a HO.


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Rigid brand is a division of the Emerson tool company. I don't think they have anything to do with Ryobi.
 

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Rigid brand is a division of the Emerson tool company. I don't think they have anything to do with Ryobi.

Here's what i read online that suggests otherwise. Funny thing is, after reading the stock page, they probably make the craftsman too...lol

"Techtronic Industries make Ryobi power tools. They also make Ryobi and Homelite outdoor power equipment. In addition, they also make Ryobi and Ridgid products sold exclusively at Home Depot."

"Just to clarify, the Ryobi and Ridgid tools by Techtronic Industries sold at Home Depot are the woodworking tools. All the other Ridgid tools (compressors, shop vacs......) are still owned and manufactured by Ridgid/Emerson."

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But of course I guess that they could be made in different factories and in fact be different tools as well. But I'd bet they share the same guts. Who knows...lol

As for Garin, they're both homeowner grade tools. If that suits your needs, pick one you like, get a deal, and enjoy!




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OK. I can't keep up with who really makes what anymore, but I do know that there are lot of carpenters using them in the field because they are durable, strong and very portable. If you ever try one you would see what I mean.
 

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I would like to get something like it myself actually. For that quick run where you just have to make a couple cuts...I would love to have something light and easy. I really love the bosch with the gravity stand, but I tell you what, its heavier than hell.
 

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I would like to get something like it myself actually. For that quick run where you just have to make a couple cuts...I would love to have something light and easy. I really love the bosch with the gravity stand, but I tell you what, its heavier than hell.
I have the TS2400. It is on a folding stand with wheels. Not light weight. I store at the rear of my trailer for easy access, just turn and slide it out the door.:thumbsup:
I would put a picture up but can't get it to work.:furious:
www.tookseeker.com/wdwkmac/tablesaw/ts2400
 

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hi there, i have a hitachi C10RA 255mm table saw 230volt 50 hz 6.5 A, and i saw a new forrest box joint saw blade set for sale and asked him would it fit/work on my saw. and he said if the Arbor is 5/8" it would what do you think ? anyone thank you.
 

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hi there, i have a hitachi C10RA 255mm table saw 230volt 50 hz 6.5 A, and i saw a new forrest box joint saw blade set for sale and asked him would it fit/work on my saw. and he said if the Arbor is 5/8" it would what do you think ? anyone thank you.
As long as the arbor diameter is the same it should work.:thumbsup:
 

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Hi Garin724
The biggest things you want to look at for any table saw, is that it has a decent, solid, easily adjustable rip fence. You also want to see a solid accurate miter gauge. Generally, the bigger the area of the table top, and extension, the easier it will be to handle larger panels. This depends somewhat on your space available. If the power is adequate for the job, and the saw is stable you should be able to do cabinet work with it. If the rip fence and miter gauge don't look like they re going to do the job, look at another saw.

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:huh: Sorry about the link, I'm not very good at computers. Maybe if it had a motor and a blade of some sort I would have better success.
Oh! my saw is a TS2400LS. Sorry forgot the last two letters, makes a difference.
I found a good review of portable table saws on Tools of the trade website:thumbsup: . You might check it out. :no: No link, they never seem to work.
 
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