First time post but have been following the group for awhile. I'm looking for a table saw and have been eyeing the new saws that Craftsman is selling. I've read alot of good things about the saw with the Beismeyer fence but not much regarding the others. Has anyone in the group had and experience with the other models (#22114 or 22104)? The one with the Beismeyer fence would be a nice one to own, but I'm not sure that I can spring for that much cash without knowing how serious I'll get with this hobby.
My concern with the other saws was the Craftsman fence seems to have quite a bit a flex in them compared to the Beismeyer. The rear of these fences deflect almost and 1/8" on the saws I've looked at when slight pressure is put on the rear of the fence. Is this something to be concerned about? I'm afraid that if it deflected during a cut that whatever I'm working on stands a chance to become a 'wooden missile'.
Thanks in advance for any comments/opinions,