I fnally got down to Grizzly and purchased a 10 inch left tilt cabinet
saw (early Christmas). Wow, what a difference from my contractor saw!
Of course, there were some bad unanticipated (sometimes maddening)
Measurement from front to back is about 1/4 inch smaller so I had to
"trim" my entension table. It's 3 1/2 inches shorter so all my
extension and outfeed table legs had to be cut down to size. Because
of this lack of height, wide plywood to the left of the saw blade will
now hit the jointer fence. Practically none of the holes from my
Beismeyer 50 inch fence lined up so I had to drill many new holes.
Holes on the back of the saw were darn near impossible as there isn't
any room to get your hands in there to secure a nut. I tried drilling
and tapping a couple of holes but I couldn't tap the cast iron. I must
have been doing something wrong and I think I ruined the tap. I did
get the back rail mounted but it was with great effort.
The good news is....
I put new melamine on the side and outfeed tables and boy is that an
improvement over the plywood I had before. The fence doesn't "bump"
over any openings in the table wing, it's solid now. The blade height
locks! No more hanging clamps from the hand wheels. The dust
collection really works!
Now all I need to do is start cutting. Entertainment center here I