Happy hoildays everyone!
I am in the market for a new tablesaw, wishing to upgrade from a Ridgid
TS3612 which I bought about 2 1/2 years ago. I was planning to buy a
Delta 36-L31X-BC50, but I'm stuck since although I find many praising
the saw, I see equally many disparaging it, particularly recently. I'd
be willing to spend the extra to buy a Powermatic 66, but I've read
some having problems with that as well (e.g., fence UHMW not sitting
flat, table top dished or spooned, etc.). I just want to buy something
that's quality, that I will be happy with, and that I won't regret
buying. Some others praise Jet, General, and Grizzly. Who knows?!!
Although magazine reviews are often biased and must be taken with a
grain of salt, I still wanted to pick up a copy of the July 2004
"Special" issue of Popular Woodworking , "The Ultimate Table Saw
Guide", just to glean the information it has. Unfortunately, as a
subscriber, one doesn't receive these special issues - they must
apparently be bought at the newsstand. Well, I didn't even know about
the issue until recently and of course no one is still selling the
issue. In fact, Popular Woodworking is sold out of these so I can't buy
this back issue.
I wonder if anyone:
(1) has any advice for me regarding choosing a new saw
(2) has this July 2004 issue that they might be willing to sell or
loan to me (or where I might find one)
(3) has any suggestions on selling my Ridgid contractor saw (in
I am in Bucks County, PA.
Thank you in advance for your assistance.