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    Has anyone read the review of jobsite table saws in April's Workbench Magazine? The TS 2400 was rated # 1 out of 5 saws reveiewed. It seems to hit all the critical points made for a tough, accurate & practical general & jobsite saw.

    Since I value the comments & expertise on this forum, I'm curious as to the general opinion of this saw & review.

    I would like a table or contractor saw, but have a space problem & a periodic need to use the saw on a jobsite rehabbing homes.

    Your comments would be appreciated.

  • #2
    I got rid of any early version of the Delta 36-600, or whatever the glorified benchsaw with castiron top is. It was to heavy to take to most jobsites, and when taken had to be left in a particular area.

    I now have the TS2400 and will take it to any site I want, and will move it to whichever side of the house I'm working on. Once set up, I can still lift one side and move easily.

    For what it does, it's the best out there IMO.


    • #3
      jpg - A good contractor saw will make for a better wwing tool than a job site saw. The table size, motor, and materials of construction have a number of advantages. Ever consider getting the wwing saw you want, then picking up a small benchtop like the $99 Ryobi for the occasional site work? It's no 2400, but it leaves you with a nicer wwing saw.


      • #4
        I know about that space problem. I have had my TS2400 for 2 years and there is not another saw that I would replace it with. Strong and accurate, but portable, even if you don't take it to a job site and just need it out of your way in the shop. My shop is a 1 1/2 car garage.
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        • #5
          Thanks for your replies. Each of you seem to confirm the capability of the 2400 recognizing that a contractor saw would support heavier & more accurate work. However, the 2400 appears to be the right saw for the conditions I'm working with.

          I would have preferred to take advantage of that 20% discount on Rigid tools offered last fall + the lifetime warranty. Hopefully, HD or Rigid comes up with a discount program soon.

          Thanks again,

          John G


          • #6
            I would never consider buying a ts in the $80- $300 range, even if it meant I could have a nicer ci top saw at home or in the shop. IMO, the saws in the 100 dollar range are hardly table saws at all. I had one that I have since replaced with the 2400. I can actually use the 2400 without getting frustrated. Don't try cutting a sheet of plywood with a benchtop saw.


            • #7
              I'd certainly agree that for woodworking, if you can find any extra space, a good contractors' saw is your best bet. Barring that, the 2400 is impressive and people are happy with it. With the included stand, it's a good buy. This is subject to what has seemed to be a problem getting parts and accessories on a number of Ridgid tools. It is one point to consider as well.


              • #8
                Thanks again for your comments. One additional question.

                Is the 2400 capable of performing accurate & stable 3/4" 4x8 plywood cuts?

                John G.