" As far as "wood" shows go, I like them all: new yankee, woodsmith, rough cut, american woodworking, and the weird guy dressed in overalls and sports a curly afro who uses mostly hand tools dressed guy. Those shows are on the…"
"My opinion: buy new to get a warranty, save to get what you want or you will just sell it later ( losing money) to end up where you are right now. Look at horse power, accuracy and ease of fence use and availability of add…"
"everyone has an opinion and all valid..
if it was me I would go with the Jet 10 contractor if still made in Taiwan and not China..
the key is to invest in a good blade like a Forrest or other..(if too expensive).
can switch to 220V also and it will…"
"I haven't had time to read all of your responses but I'll be happy to share my experiences with you. First, I live in a small town in Northeast Texas. I am a retired residential and commercial building contractor and owner of two retail…"
"a thought about 220 or 110 well if you have a motor that can be wired both ways it is better to wire it 220, because not that it has more power but it uses less amps and less wear on the motor it does'nt have to work as hard and doesn't…"
"That miter slot is "key" to making the TS very functional for use with jigs. Too, almost all after-market jigs are set up for a standard miter slot. Failure to have a standard miter slot prevents using many off-the-shelf jigs from…"
"I have read the same thing - that changing the 110 over to 220 does not give any more hp. I would do that (change my TS over) but then I would have to rewire for a 220 line and I don't want to have to do that. I really don't have a…"
"I agree with that statement certainly. Even my 1-3/4 hp hybrid has a hard time with anything over 1-1/2" thick material unless it's pine or some other soft wood. I struggle through oak sometimes. I have to change the blades to something…"