I was torn between these two machines. I initially thought that I
would be annoyed by the short outfeed table. So I had an order in for
the backordered g0586. I heard over on woodnet that people who had
orders in for the g0490 received notice that they were shipping out of
MO. I went back and looked again at the two and decided to switch. It
costs more, but costs less to ship, so it ends up being about $40 more.
For that you get an extra horse and a few other features.
Anyway, I guess it's too late now since they're getting ready to ship
my g0490. But can anyone see an advantage that the g0586 has over the
magnetic switch, double drive belt
Some stuff is preference:
--handwheel vs lever
--longer (but shorter) fence
The 490 has slightly longer table, more power, sturdier locking levers,
parallelogram tables, built-in mobile base.
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