I started out 3 - 4 years ago using a Delta 36-540C bench top saw. It was
all that I expected and what has been said here. But, I do not have any
room to use a table saw in my small shed/shop. All my WW must be done
outside, so portability is a prime factor as is a small storage foot print.
This summer the old POS packed it in. I searched around and decided on the
Craftsman Job Site Saw, model 137.27138. It got a pretty good reveiw in one
of the magazines and it was on sale at Sears at the time. The original
blade leaves a lot to be desired and I replaced it with a Freud LU 82 combo
blade that performs very well. Doesn't quite leave a glue line finish but
I have had a 3/4" dado stack on the saw and it worked well in western red
cedar. I don't know how it would work in white oak (but I might find out
All in all this saw works very well. Just like Jay's experience with the
Dewalt DW 744 the Craftsman was almost dead on out of the box.
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