After suffering with an old craftsman TS for the past few years I've decided to upgrade. I wish I had chosen to do this before building my HT room in my house but oh well. The majority of use that this table saw will see is cutting 4x8 sheets for counter tops, a little miter work here and there, and some occasional ripping of 2x2/4 etc. I'm sure it's uses will grow down the road, but I don't see myself building cabinets or the like anytime soon, if ever. I have my name on a 4511 coming into HD and when I was in there I saw (pun intended ) they received the new R4516, which appears to have quite a few neat features for the price. For the average DIY is the 4511 overkill for most applications? Would the 4516 handle most tasks well, that most people would use it for? The way I look at it, for the money saved between the 2, I could pick up a couple more finish nail guns for doing all the crown and trim around my house.
All inputs and suggestions are welcome.