About $700? Well, the tool needs to last for more than 5 years for
industrial use and longer for personal use. These types of tools
should not have to be replaced as often as updating or purchasing new
computers... are we getting into that mindset?
When Delta first came out with the Sawbuck, I thought is was the cat's
meow. I bought a second generation Sawbuck (the table was upgraded),
for about $500, back in the early 1980s, I think. I still use it and
it still works very well. It's been a good investment, IMO. About
80% of its use has been personal/hobby, I suppose.
$700 shouldn't be a negative, if the tool will stand up to time of
good rugged, non-abusive use and remain accurate with its performance.
I wanted one. I didn't need one. I already had a miter saw. And I couldn't
But I still wanted one.
It looks like great engineering. It also looks expensive. I wonder how well
those articulating arms would hold up in the field.
On Oct 23, 4:07 am, "Lee Michaels" <leemichaels*nadaspam* at comcast
dot net> wrote:
That's the question. More joints, more freedom of movement, more
potential play in the mechanism. The Festool "reclaimed that real
estate" by moving the rails forward. Bosch can't do a direct copy of
the Festool design, whether or not it's patented, because there's
German pride on the line.
On Fri, 22 Oct 2010 22:22:51 -0700, "Edward Hennessey"
Sweet! Beats the hell out of my HF 12-incher, but the price reflects
it. I'm glad I don't need the extra precision.
I am an old man, but in many senses a very young man.
And this is what I want you to be, young, young all
your life. -- Pablo Casals
If it works as well as their other tools, I'd say it's a keeper
But I'm partial to Bosch and Milwakee
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