hey all, about to upgrade my table saw , and have around $500 (cdn.)
any suggestions on any, also i was looking in busy bee tools any one
own a craftex saw from them . if so what do ya think of it, they look
like heavy duty saws. thanks in advance for any suggestions, fred
That's a bit shy of a price point for entry level contractor saw (new).
What do you have now? Benchtop to contractor's saw is a worthwhile upgrade.
If you already have a contractor's saw, tune it and/or buy an aftermarket
fence and stay put.
Another $100 would really get you into the game. With tax and delivery think
more like $450 (US) and up.
I don't think Grizzly does Canada. General international is out of Quebec.
The have a decent contractor's saw.
Craftex is off my radar, perhaps someone else can comment.
You'll get good, friendly advice, and a lot more responses because there are
a lot more Craftex owners over there, as well as other tools that are more
popular in Canada.
As far as recommendations for the table saw, I have a Delta 36-650C, which
is about $700 cdn and I'm very happy with it. There are also rebates
available for them from time to time. If I were to buy a new contractor saw
right now, I would probably buy the General. It's about $900 cdn. so that's
out of your price range.
If I had only $500 to spend, you can probably find a really good used
contractor saw from someone who is upgrading to a cabinet saw. Check out
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