On 11/6/2012 7:31 PM, email@example.com wrote:
I think cast iron and aluminum are the most common, not sure I have seen
one with a steel top though.
Yeah, you don't want to turn that upside down. Better to probably
remove the motor or reattach the motor shipping brackets it should have
that said, Swingman and I have transported our cabinet saws on mobile
bases to different locations via lift gate truck. We have it down to an
It's pretty easy to get into a U-Haul trailer. A little "walking" on
and off ramps works. The back of the trailer is only 8" or so off the
road. The only issue is getting it across the ground, to the back
door. I can't get the trailer closer than about 10' from the door and
it'll have to turn a couple of times. It shouldn't be a real big
Once I figured out that the trailer could get back there easily, I
stopped worrying about it too much. I just haven't had time because
I'm trying to get the other house on the market.
It use to be the way a good table saw was made. My 10" Craftsman from
about 1969 has a cast iron top. As my father had a similar model
Craftsman I know it had a cast iron top and it was from the early 1950's
Both saws are running great. My brother has my father's but I know the
one I have the top looks nearly new, though it takes a lot of elbow
grease to keep it looking that way.
Big honkin' engines which will take that vehicle so fast, it'll boil
While we have the gift of life, it seems to me that only tragedy
is to allow part of us to die - whether it is our spirit, our
creativity, or our glorious uniqueness.
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On Mon, 5 Nov 2012 12:01:36 -0800 (PST), Father Haskell
Wings will have to be reset, as will the miter slot but breaking it
down into more easily manageable pieces is a *lot* of work. I got it
the first 70 miles in one piece (sans rails and side table), I think I
can get it the last 100'. I should have done it the first time but I
didn't know if I could get the U-Haul around back of the house (I can,
easily, and have several times since).
I used a 5x8 UHaul trailer and some 1x10 ramps. It was pretty easy to load
and unload by myself. The back of the trailer is less than a foot off the
ground. It was easy to push up the ramps. I can only get a trailer about 10'
from the basement door, and not straight shot (it'll have to turn twice) so
that's going to be a bit more of a challenge.
On Wednesday, October 17, 2012 1:42:40 PM UTC-5, Bill wrote:
Bill might have pointed out one of the more important features in a table saw - fence. Even if you find a good table or cabinet saw with a less-than-great fence; if price is right you can retrofit a fence. A lot of folks will aim you at the Biesemeyer which is a good fence. But Bill's reference to Grizzly reminded me that Grizzly offers their Shop Fox Classic fence as a separate package, with short or long rails. I have owned a Grizzly 1023S for about 11 years and it is equipped with the Classic fence - love it. Our son has a Grizzly contractor's style saw with the aluminum Classic. I have used his machine quite a bit and it is functionally very similar.
Maybe so. Sawstop has 2 tiers of quality just in their cabinet saws. The
higher level one, at least, has several HP choices (3,5 and 7.5, IIRC).
I'm going to visit Woodcraft this weekend for their 10 and 15% off sale.
Maybe I'll get an estimate on a package while I'm there. As you
probably are well-aware, alot of parts on a SawStop are priced
separately: the blade guard, and fence for instance.
Yes I was a aware about the fence and rip width capacity. Nice to have
a choice rather than have to pay for the basic fence that often needs to
be upgraded. No if only you did not have to buy the standard miter
gauge too. And the Osbourn that Delta is offering is just that, a
standard miter gauge.
I made my visit and bought my sharpening slips. I found out that the
weekend 10% special on powertools doesn't apply to SawStop or Festool.
Professional (not "Industrial") Sawstop with 36" table and 3 HP motor
with fence and basic blade cover is $2899 + $200 for mobile base + $250
for shipping + tax.
Let's see, that comes to $3349 + 7% = $3583.43, but to be fair (in
making comparisons), that includes the mobile base.
Good point. That would be about $800 for the blade stop feature, or
about 33% more. It wouldn't surprise me if Steve Gass used $1000 as a
fulcrum (my term here, for deciding what consumers would/would not pay).
If anyone else is keeping score, the SS does not include a cast iron
"side table" (short extension table?) as standard on the 36" saw. "side
table" may not be the right word.
Woodcraft emphasized that they could not change their pricing (due to
their agreement with SawStop), but I expect that their $250 shipping fee
might be negotiable.
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