I bought a 10" TS for a home reno. I was gonna sel it after. Not anymore.
You're hooked. It is the m/c. It cost me 180 from 300, on sale. It came w/
a stand. It has cast Al construction, and an Al mitre, with non-standard
slots. It gets moved around like crazy. It gets spun several times for
every cut. Its got an average sized top. It has wings: without wings, big
bummer; w/o wings and smal top, bigger bummer. The mitre is not good for
much if joints needs to match - say any more than one window, w/ 3 times
the stock. The mitre has way to much slop. 3 Hp will cut a 2x4 into little
pieces sideways- barely. Came w/ thermal overload, which works when doing
The fence is good enough that so far all rips are "fine" to my eye.
Any TS owner has to build a crosscut sled, using strips of wood that ride
simultaneously in both mitre slots. I had to quickly modify my TS cast Al
top slots w/ a cut-off disk on my "dremel". Then I could do this, as well,
and not harm the use of any orig or aftermarket equipment. Now crosscuts
are freakin' amazing.
I had to build a mitre sled. Now mitre cuts are freakin' amazing. Like
cutting lines layed out on paper w/ a razor.
I'm sure there are issues w/ the angle of the blade, wobble, & o/ things I
do not even think of yet.
In order to get out of this in the first place, you'll need a saw sold to
the ground, w/ heavy steel std. construction, lots of weight, and quality.
Price ain't that bad too.
Right now, theres nothing I wouldn't take on. But I am new, and who knows?
the table top prob ain't flat. On my router table this causes tool rings
where the piece drops, and as the two fence halves are plastic, the piece
shifts as it lets go of one. So far do-able, but you have to watch it.
Shouldn't have this prob. For 0$ ok i'll do that- until otherwise.
I am building a 25" x 33" 1"x2" frame today for a fuse box panel box cover.
The top and bottom is off by 3/16", and side to side is off by 3/16", not
all one , but say a 20/80, 60/40 thing, a bad thing, but done w/ studs.
This makes a rediculous amount of calculations for a tight fit-and glue-up.
I let AutoCAD tell me the 'aligned' dimensions. In order to cut and glue up
one wonky 3/16" frame corner the bottom piece has to be cut at an angle of -
89.9304 degrees w/ the ends 21.9038", and 21.8951", not 21.9035" if
straight. - mitre sled, using the plywood panel as an angle template