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    • Miter Station
      That looks great.
    • grizzly G0715P vs delta 36-5100 vs rigid r4512
      I'd drop the R4512 from contention for three reasons....it's in the same price range as the 36-725, which essentially has the same design as the 36-5100, the 36-725 has a better fence, and the R4512 has a long history of alignment issues.  Those issues have supposedly been resolved, but since the 36-725 is an option, I see no advantage of the R4512 over it, unless the 36-725 is not available to you. The 36-5100 adds a single piece front rail, cast iron wings, and a 15 amp motor to what is otherwise the 36-725.  There don't seem to be many in the field yet, so info is hard to come by, it's basically the 36-725 with nicer trim and beefier motor.  The question for me is value...it's price puts it against some pretty nice saws....G0715P, G0771, Jet Proshop 708492K (on sale). The G0715P initially had the same alignment issues as the R4512 and Cman 21833...all had similar designs under the hood.  They've also supposedly been fixed.  The G0715P offers a full enclosure, nice t-square style fence, solid wings, and a lot of mass.  Grizzly's warranty is shorter, but their CS is well known to be excellent....reliability studies will tell you that if something's going to go wrong, it'll generally happen very early on in it's service life, so the 1 year warranty should cover most issues.   The Jet Proshop mentioned above is a well proven saw (similar guts as the Laguna Fusion but with a better fence), but it moves you into a higher price range unless you find a good sale price (which ended a few weeks ago).  Once you get near that price range, since you have 220v, the G1023RL or G0690 come into play....those are both significantly more substantial saws than any of the hybrids or hybrid style contractor saws mentioned.  That doesn't mean a good hybrid or contractor saw won't serve you well, but the 3hp industrial cabinet saws seem to be the most bang for the buck to me.     Typical hybrid under the hood:      Delta hybrid under the hood:   G0690 under the hood: G1023RL under the hood:    
    • Miter Station
      Looking good Kev. Did you put finish on it? In the last picture it looks like there is a sheen on it. And is is glued and screwed? Sent from my SM-N910W8 using Tapatalk
    • Building the Game Table
      It's coming along nicely James. Good work ! If you want a crystal clear waterbourne finish check out General Finishes High performance. Here is a good video GF put out discussing their four different consumer line products. Sent from my SM-N910W8 using Tapatalk
    • Miter Station
      I'm taking two weeks off here a couple of weeks... Aside from from cleaning and some small projects I may do something similar.
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