I wonder if they've (saw mfgrs), collectively, done and released
studies of who uses each saw for which kind of cut -- say: a TS --
what % of the time is it used for ripping, cross-cutting, dadoes,
miters, etc., etc.
Should help them determine what the market potential is for an
additional capability, on a lower priced model (eg, circ vs. ts)....
Having just received my new Bosch 4100DS ... yesterday ... I'm not
changing over any time soon ;-)
Well for now, these saws are not the things you will see a framer using, I
hope. They tend to be very precise and typically cause no tear out in
plywood. For the most part they will be the same price or a bit more than
the typical bench top saw, and perhaps equal to half the price of a
contractor saw on legs. If I were considering a saw for job site precice
cutting it would be one of the new circle saws, they have few size of
material limitations and probably cut better than most bench top TS's.