You can get most contractor saws with wheels or buy or build a mobile base so you can roll it out of the way. They really dont take up a lot of room. Id take a used cast top contractor saw over the best portable any day!I would but floor/ storage space is an issue
Consider something like the Ridgid 4510. It does cost $500, but it is superbly portable, powerful, and can be stored in a pretty small space; much smaller than any contractor's saw would occupy. I did a review of this saw (illustrating some modifications I did to make it even better) at:Does anyone own one and how would you rate it compared to similar prices saws?
Yes, it's a little course but with a coat or two of paste waste my slide slides like butter, is there a better wax to use? I used minwaxRobinDobbie said:What's the top made of, aluminum? I know I've had a lot of trouble with aluminum not sliding well with wood. Wax certainly helps!
Problem with that, you can't show him your receipt 30 days after purchase to get your money back.I would take the $300. and watch my local Craigslist for a cast iron top contractors saw. :smile: