I recently completed the maintenance on all of or power equipment and would like to inform you of my opinion that our table saw needs to be replaced. Our current machine, a Makita 10? direct drive model is 8 years old and is suited more for a home hobbyists shop than a full production cabinet shop. In addition to age, this table saw lacks many of the features commonly found on a production table saw. More specifically, it lacks 1) accuracy due to the construction of the saw, 2) power due to it?s undersized motor and 3) features such as T-slots and table size.
I have taken the liberty to prepare a recommendation report for a 10? table saw for your consideration. Using magazine, catalog and internet resources, and after discussion with other cabinet makers here in the local area, I have narrowed my choices to two choices: Powermatic Model 66 and General International Model 50-275. Each machine has been evaluated using the following criteria, in descending order of importance:
1. Cutting Depth
2. Table size
3. Motor options
4. Blade tilt
It is recommended that we adjust our budget for the purchase of
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