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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2018 8:54 pm 
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whats a really good table saw for someone who wants one but has already warned me they are expensive. I don’t want to get one that will be flimsy or wobbly and cause problems. Im looking to get something good but affordable.
He doesn’t need it for work and to be honest I’m not sure what he will use it for but he does like tools. Thanks


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First thing you need to find out is does it need to be portable? Table saws can range from something very small that one person can easily carry or wheel around, up to heavy duty cast iron machines that can weight as much as a small car.



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An idea of where it will be used and what it'll be used for would help as well.
Is there plenty of space for it to be permanently set up or does it need to be stowed away?
Is it going to be used for fairly light stuff like furniture or more general use?
An idea of budget would help as well.



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I think that another thing to add to this would be budget. For a DIY/light trade portable table saw you can spend anything from about £150 to £800 depending on the model, but any lightweight saw isn't in any way a cabinetmakers saw although it will be good enough for less demanding DIYT/site carpentry work

But in addition to a saw, I'd say the OP's husband will also need a vacuum extractor (cleaner) of some description at some point in time because table saws can and do produce a lot of dust (which is potentially harmful). This can be as simple as a second hand (or old household) vacuum cleaner, a cheap pre-filter cyclone and some flexible hoses and Jubilee clips (my set-up). It is highly advisable to do this early in the life of the saw.

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Thanks for quick replies . We have space to set it up if it doesn’t take the space as well as weight if a small car. I have no idea why he wants one. He likes tools and they do always get used I was hoping to get one for a few hundred pounds. Otherwise it’s books and socks.


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With that budget and space available then a good choice would be something like the Axminster Ts200 type saw, very capable saw for the money.
Whereabouts are you located? If you are in Devon then I have a NOS table saw for sale that would fit your needs and budget but it would need collection.


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ive got the dewalt table saw. decent bit of kit like.


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https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/DeWalt-DW745 ... rk:32:pf:0

like that except mine is 110v


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I, too, have a deWalt DW745. Mine's on a DW wheeled, folding mobile stand which makes a lot of sense if you need to be mobile and move it to the worksite. Decent saw for carpentry and I've made a few built-ins with mine as well even though it's not a cabinet saw

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I have always had a cheap saw and although they are not as good as the better makes they will still do most jobs. This an example of a cheap one https://www.screwfix.com/p/titan-ttb674 ... 240v/9486j and this would suit a DIY'r. The fence is a bit wafty on this saw so a bit of extra care is needed to avoid wander. Another £100 would see a better fence system.

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It might be worth knowing what manufacturers tools he's using now, if he's a Festool, DeWalt, Makita, Worx, B&D type of man.
Could give a clue as to what he's been eying-up.


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No where need Devon sorry. I want to buy new as I don’t know enough about them.. he has Makuta? Bosch dewalt sort of tools. Not sure of the make of other saws so I’ll have a look. He did say don’t get one from Lidl or Aldi . I started to read up and some looked as though they may not be as neat with the edging. If he’s going to relay floors or make things we will want it to be neat.


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If you look at what a saw does it is the quality of the blade and the guide for accuracy that count the most. The blades that come with most saws are a bit naff and you can buy and select the right blade for the job separately, for example a fine cut blade. Unless the saw is running day in day out the motor will last. I think it best if you give him a Screwfix catalogue and get him to circle the saws he would like. See https://www.screwfix.com/c/tools/table- ... t_by=price for an idea

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I bought Lidl's own one from Parkside but returned it shortly afterwards as the quality was questionable. I then purchased Evolutions Rage 5 table saw.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01LYDELEC/ref=asc_df_B01LYDELEC57150116/?tag=googshopuk-21&creative=22110&creativeASIN=B01LYDELEC&linkCode=df0&hvadid=205341469171&hvpos=1o1&hvnetw=g&hvrand=15270896526602758558&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=1007330&hvtargid=pla-421546607739&th=1&psc=1

I bought this because I don't have the room right now and I'm always moving it in and out my shed. I haven't had any problems with it.


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as job and knoxk said above i also have that mobile wheeled stand asswell. handy as out. i picked mine up at the dewalt factory outlet in spennymoor in durham if ya close by.

stand dont always come out but its handy when it is needed.


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