the danbury, Ct lowes had the above saw marked down from $449 to $159. that price is exclusive of the fence. i watched a woman buy one for her husband (ok, i helped her decide on the 36-979 over a bosch 4100) and found out that none of the surrounding stored had any t30 fences in stock. apparently, lowes is no longer going to inventory that table saw in its stores. a sales associate said something about it remaining a special order item. FWIW.