The Jet from Rockler that's being closed out for $399 is a conventional contractor saw with an outboard motor. There is a newer 708100 "hybrid" that sells in the $400-$500 range....it still has an open leg stand in this case, and the actually call it a "contractor" saw, but the motor is enclosed, and therefore enjoys the advantages associated with it.Wow, excellent... thanks for the replies, that's why I dig this forum... question answered. (I think.... :laughing
My best guess prior to posting would've been that it's a TS that sits somewhere between a portable contractor-grade and a heavy shop-dedicated cabinet, seems like I'm on the right track.
Let's whittle it down... that Jet TS that's on $399 closeout right now... would that be considered a hybrid?
It's got a stand instead of a cabinet, but the thing is so freakin' heavy, I can't imagine someone hauling the thing around to jobsites.
I don't mean to beat a perfectly good dead horse, just looking for some clarification.
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What do you mean by "outboard"? I've got an outboard on my pontoon, so I'm not totally clueless, but my recollection is that the Jet's motor is tucked up inside and underneath.
Are we taking about belt-drive vs. direct drive?
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Both have belt drive induction motors, but as far as I know, the Rockler contractor saw for $399 has the motor hanging out the back.