Re: I guess my old Sears saw was better than I thought
a table saw, is basically a flat bench with a blade in it, the horse power and the blade and fence is the main things that will change the saw, weight is a factor as well, a beefer machine will cut vibration and make it solider.
I have a old delta Rockwell contractors saw 9" blade, and a nice old Walker turner cabinet saw, the 9" will do most ever thing the cabinet saw will do, but I sure enjoy the cabinet saw over the 9" saw, as it vibrates and is small and has a poor fence, and the stamped steel wings are not pleasant to use. compared to the cabinet saw, but as far as cuts, the blade is the heart of that, and enough power to turn the blade, and I feel safer using the cabinet saw over the contractors saw, but if I need to load and move one I prefer the contractors saw.
most blades on a 10" saw will turn about the same RPM, so the power behind it, and if your going to make a saw run on 120 volts, you limited to just a little over one horse power, as you will start to trip breakers, most all 120 volt saws use one to one and half horse power motors either built in or belt drive,
the additional weight cast table and improved fence will be your major differences, with your new saw,
it sounds like a few new blades may be in order as well,
but if your considering a cabinet saw, your just stepping in to a different class of tool kinda of like going from a pickup truck to 1 1/2 truck,
but the correct blade on that saw should give one good cuts, I really do not know what to recommend, as I do have not bought a new blade in 15 years, (that is another story) but with the correct blade you should not have burning on your cuts if the speed of feed is correct.
Last edited by BHD; 05-05-2009 at 01:25 AM.
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