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Offline Gareth80

Advise on a table saw....
« on: June 22, 2017, 06:22:23 PM »
Hi all.

I have been looking for a table saw for a while. Mainly for weekend warrior stuff.

I would be cutting 16mm / 18mm MDF. Some pine and general wood projects around the house.

Itching to attempt making some speaker boxes but also want to start making cabinets for the garage etc

Is it worth while looking at the R2500 / R3500 ones for sale at Makro and Mica

https://www.makro.co.za/diy/ryobi-/br-1500w-254mm-table-saw-24080EA

https://www.makro.co.za/diy/ryobi-/br-1500w-table-saw-289980EA

I see Adendorf also has one for around R2800 (Macafric)

Not able to go for more expensive ones.

Any advice appreciated



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Offline Gerlach

Re: Advise on a table saw....
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2017, 09:31:13 PM »
Builders warehouse got the same ones for R2500. Seen in yesterday papers. I'm on the same mission looking for one.
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Offline kenvanraas

Re: Advise on a table saw....
« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2017, 12:19:59 PM »
morninggg
I get your dilemma,and if you cant go for a belt driven setup, (no no the green ryobi on a potentially dangerous tool  :nutter:),always look out for these basics.
direct drive = powerful enough? (dont underestimate pine!)
trueness of the table (slab) itself
fence
fence
As your confidence re woodworking grow,you are probably going to need to mod this thing.(You will also realize that 90/45 deg,boards,blade flex will be a huge problem.)
I've started with a circular (track) saw,mounted upside down.I made a fence,route table guides and even jigs for it,under a grand!(and trust me its better than a-saw-in-a-box)
Then upgraded to a 1950's delta that's been going for 70 years.Never underestimate how fast you skills will grow.
For frames and smaller stuff,its ok.Larger projects...good 2nd hand (R5000) belt driven machine.Lifetime  :Whoohoo:
« Last Edit: June 23, 2017, 12:22:12 PM by kenvanraas »

Offline Gareth80

Re: Advise on a table saw....
« Reply #4 on: June 23, 2017, 12:40:38 PM »
That's is valuable input.  Thanks so much. Guess, start small and move one once the limits kick in. I have heard the fence on the cheapies are not very stable.

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Re: Advise on a table saw....
« Reply #5 on: June 23, 2017, 12:44:23 PM »
My opinion. Do not go for those cheap units. They are good enough for rough carpentry work but the accuracy is terrible.

Rather look for something more industrial  in secondhand or save till you can buy something better.
I have had one of these for a while now after wasting money on a Makro style thing.

http://www.bosch-professional.com/za/en/table-saw-gts-10-xc-227129-0601b30400.html

I am very happy with it.
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Re: Advise on a table saw....
« Reply #6 on: June 23, 2017, 12:51:37 PM »
 - +1 on the advice from Lanties
 -  you can do most  of the work of a table saw with a good circular saw and a well sorted  track system
         see  http://www.eurekazone.com/ for eg

Offline Gareth80

Re: Advise on a table saw....
« Reply #7 on: June 23, 2017, 01:46:17 PM »
That looks awesome. Maybe that's the way to go. Available in SA? http://www.eurekazone.com/

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Re: Advise on a table saw....
« Reply #8 on: June 23, 2017, 03:25:25 PM »
- +1 on the advice from Lanties
 -  you can do most  of the work of a table saw with a good circular saw and a well sorted  track system
         see  http://www.eurekazone.com/ for eg

That looks like a very good option

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Re: Advise on a table saw....
« Reply #9 on: June 23, 2017, 10:32:18 PM »
Available in SA?

Not that I know of - got mine in direct quite a while ago

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Re: Advise on a table saw....
« Reply #10 on: June 23, 2017, 11:50:02 PM »
If you value having all your fingers and have a woodshop close by, rather have it cut by the pro's on their pro equipment. I have thought about getting one many times and have quite a selection of powered saws, but have not had the guts to get one of those babies yet.
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Re: Advise on a table saw....
« Reply #11 on: June 24, 2017, 01:05:44 AM »
If you value having all your fingers and

I don't know how the prices compare, but there are table saws that will not cut fingers off. The have a meat sensor in the blade and an incredibly fast brake.

I've seen one demonstrated with a sausage.... it will not put more than a tiny nick on a wors!

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Re: Advise on a table saw....
« Reply #12 on: June 24, 2017, 01:34:03 AM »
I don't know how the prices compare, but there are table saws that will not cut fingers off. The have a meat sensor in the blade and an incredibly fast brake.

I've seen one demonstrated with a sausage.... it will not put more than a tiny nick on a wors!

I've seen those too, but with my luck ... 🤕
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Re: Advise on a table saw....
« Reply #13 on: June 24, 2017, 08:59:47 AM »
^^ and your sausage?
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Re: Advise on a table saw....
« Reply #14 on: June 24, 2017, 02:46:59 PM »
^^^ LOL! Might give new meaning to the term de-wors!
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