More then 500$ for a "decent" table saw? Really? We're talking about a project here and there, no production-type work, where a little extra set-up time for each cut isn't that big a deal. Right? I thought the extra 200$ or so for an "entry level" conractor saw at the 500$ mark was for an upgraded fence system and bells/whistles to make the work easier/faster.
I'm also looking and have set 500$ for my budget. I need the saw to be fairly easy in setting up, and fairly accurate. The saws in the 89$ (yes, they make them that cheap) to 350& range seem a little too small, wobbly and insubstantial. 500$ seems about right, and I can always upgrade the fence if it becomes needed.
I'm not arguing, really. Your opinion is your own. I just want to make sure I know what I'm missing out on in not spending the extra 200$ or looking for a used saw for 500$.
Thanks for all the input.