The best table saw, put your 2 cents in

I am looking for a new cabinet saw and wanted everyones oppinion on which brands they have had luck with. Magazines always test this stuff, but I'm looking for real life experiences.
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To narrow down the choices and prevent another war, ;~) how about first telling us what you are looking for in a saw and what you will be doing with it. Other wise pick one with a color you like and that you can afford. I no not recall any one complaining about their particular brand cabinet saw.
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Okay, here's my two cents, but that all this comment is worth anyway. (and I agree with Leon's point of view too) I have owned and used two table saws . The first was a Craftsman that did not perform well for me until I added a Unifence to it. My current saw is a Unisaw that performs much better in all regards to my earlier saw. Various accessories have made both saws work better. A less expensive saw with a sliding cut off table and a reliable fence could be your best value instead of buying the most expensive saw and then needing to make or use those accessories. Although I have been pleased with my Unisaw, there are some features on the Powermatics that I wish were on mine. Riving knife, dust chute under the blade to name two. Fit and finish on the PM is better than my Delta. But, I have a lot of the accessories for my saw that make my shop life easier and lots of fun. Again, 2 pennies worth of opinion (and that's a liberal estimate) Marc
On Jun 8, 12:18 pm, snipped-for-privacy@yahoo.com wrote:

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snipped-for-privacy@yahoo.com wrote:

Opinions are like (pick your metaphor :) ), everybody has one...
My opinion is it's a worthless question w/o qualification of budgetary limitations, purpose, etc., etc., etc., ...
As for personal preference that fit my assessment of above, it was the Model 66...
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On Jun 8, 12:18 pm, snipped-for-privacy@yahoo.com wrote:

If you can't dedicate the cash to a SawStop, there's always this one:
http://www.general.ca/pagemach/machines/0general/650_350t50a.html
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If you got the cash, PM-66. If you don't have the cash, Grizzly. Greg
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On Fri, 08 Jun 2007 09:18:32 -0700, snipped-for-privacy@yahoo.com wrote:

Cocking the weapon, slipping the extra magazines into my bandolier, hiding the knife and mini-pistol in my sock, and putting the throwing stars in my shirt, I mumble...
Mine's a 5 HP General 650. <G>
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Soooooooooo....why didn't you get the 350? You don't like right-tilt? . . . . . . . . . *diabolical snicker*
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that MAY be interpreted as a drive-by troll.
TOO BAD!!!!!
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snipped-for-privacy@yahoo.com wrote: > I am looking for a new cabinet saw and wanted everyones oppinion on > which brands they have had luck with. Magazines always test this > stuff, but I'm looking for real life experiences.
Start with a UniFence.
Jack it up, drive anything that wants to call itself a cabinet saw under it.
Chances are you will be happy.
Lew
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wrote:

I'm right handed. <G>
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But what does politics have to do with saws?
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wrote:

Do the math.
650 = 300 + 350. 300 = 85% of 350.
Therefore... The 650 is 85% better than the 350, for about the same price.
Generally speaking, it's all about value! Do I have to teach youz guyz everything?
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