I've chimed in on this thread before, but today I went to the Despot for the
first time in ages, and saw what passes for a Skil 3400 table saw these
days. It's not quite the same animal as the one I have in my shop.
I won't bother to go into all the picky differences, but basically my
feeling was that if I have to have a Skil 3400 table saw, I wish I had one
of the new ones instead of the one I've got. It doesn't look like a
dramatic improvement, but it does seem to have addressed at least some of
the issues that have plagued my saw.
I looked at the BT-3100 today too, and I can see why so many have
recommended it. Given a choice between them, I'd leave the Skil at the
door for sure, but at this point it wouldn't really be worth my spending
the money for one, I don't think. With a crosscut/miter sled and a bunch
of jigs, the Skil is no longer a source of shame in my shop.
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