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 Post subject: Portable Table Saw
PostPosted: Tue Jun 06, 2017 3:30 pm 
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Elite

Joined: Tue Jan 31, 2006 9:37 am
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Location: Waterford, Michigan
Can anyone recommend a decent portable table saw?


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 Post subject: Re: Portable Table Saw
PostPosted: Tue Jun 06, 2017 7:14 pm 
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Location: ann arbor
I've heard that older Makitas (the blue ones)are good. hard to find and that's probably why.


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 Post subject: Re: Portable Table Saw
PostPosted: Tue Jun 06, 2017 7:49 pm 
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Elite

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Location: ann arbor
https://detroit.craigslist.org/mcb/tls/6165060485.html

these old craftsman saws are really well built (I've owned a few and Dave Gendler has a barn full) and this 10" one looks like good one. A Rouseau stand and away you go?


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 Post subject: Re: Portable Table Saw
PostPosted: Wed Jun 07, 2017 9:20 am 
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Joined: Thu May 28, 2015 9:01 pm
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Location: Livonia, MI
How portable do you need? If I wanted something that was easy to carry around, I'd probably opt for a track saw + miter saw for less weight than most table saws.


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 Post subject: Re: Portable Table Saw
PostPosted: Wed Jun 07, 2017 9:39 am 
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Joined: Thu Mar 02, 2017 9:41 am
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Location: Dexter, MI
I have used Dewalt DW745 for about 2 years and I loved it. I recently upgraded to another portable saw with active safety. I would probably put the DeWalt up for sale soon.

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 Post subject: Re: Portable Table Saw
PostPosted: Thu Jun 08, 2017 4:53 pm 
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Joined: Tue Aug 05, 2014 9:09 am
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Location: Ypsilanti
I'm preferential to blue table saws, have quite a bit of time on one. I never have liked yellow. It's just a bias I suppose.


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 Post subject: Re: Portable Table Saw
PostPosted: Sat Jun 10, 2017 3:01 pm 
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Elite

Joined: Tue Jan 31, 2006 9:37 am
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Location: Waterford, Michigan
Thanks everyone! My son is getting the bug to build some furniture but does not have room for a full size saw. I'll pass the info along.


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 Post subject: Re: Portable Table Saw
PostPosted: Tue Jun 13, 2017 7:57 am 
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Joined: Sun Mar 19, 2017 6:06 am
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Location: Howell MI
I am not a seasoned wood worker by any stretch but I recently purchased a Bosch 4100 contractors saw and it works very well. Nice straight cuts, great anti kickback and guard set up, light weight and can also do dado work which I don't believe Dewalt and Makita can. I got it off of CPO reconditioned for a little over $300 with a coupon. Not a bad buy in my book.


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