I bought a 10" TS for a home reno. I was gonna sel it after. Not anymore.
You're hooked. It is the m/c. It cost me 180 from 300, on sale. It came w/
a stand. It has cast Al construction, and an Al mitre, with non-standard
slots. It gets moved around like crazy. It gets spun several times for
every cut. Its got an average sized top. It has wings: without wings, big
bummer; w/o wings and smal top, bigger bummer. The mitre is not good for
much if joints needs to match - say any more than one window, w/ 3 times
the stock. The mitre has way to much slop. 3 Hp will cut a 2x4 into little
pieces sideways- barely. Came w/ thermal overload, which works when doing
The fence is good enough that so far all rips are "fine" to my eye.
Any TS owner has to build a crosscut sled, using strips of wood that ride
simultaneously in both mitre slots. I had to quickly modify my TS cast Al
top slots w/ a cut-off disk on my "dremel". Then I could do this, as well,
and not harm the use of any orig or aftermarket equipment. Now crosscuts
are freakin' amazing.
I had to build a mitre sled. Now mitre cuts are freakin' amazing. Like
cutting lines layed out on paper w/ a razor.
I'm sure there are issues w/ the angle of the blade, wobble, & o/ things I
do not even think of yet.
In order to get out of this in the first place, you'll need a saw sold to
the ground, w/ heavy steel std. construction, lots of weight, and quality.
Price ain't that bad too.
Right now, theres nothing I wouldn't take on. But I am new, and who knows?