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[Lowe's] Kobalt 10-in Table Saw with Folding Stand. $249. 50% OFF

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[Lowe's] Kobalt 10-in Table Saw with Folding Stand. $249. 50% OFF

50% on the table saw with stand. The blade is small.
Ebates plus you can use another $5 at checkout or the newsletter $10 coupon
They had the same deal this summer
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Inflated regular price. Considering brand name (DeWalt, Bosch) portable table saws can sometimes be had at around the $300 range and this being a house brand table saw with a mediocre fence, I wouldn't consider this table saw good value at $250.

(I'm also annoyed how Lowes keeps stock artificially inflated/don't properly update stock for the products on sale - they wait a while to say "sorry" then cancel the order. Meanwhile the product shows up in stock at regular price after they send the email.)
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This was on sale for $229, until boxing day. I bought it. There is not much in this range for a portable table saw.
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Dex wrote:
Jan 5th, 2019 8:55 am
Inflated regular price. Considering brand name (DeWalt, Bosch) portable table saws can sometimes be had at around the $300 range and this being a house brand table saw with a mediocre fence, I wouldn't consider this table saw good value at $250.
You obviously know nothing about table saws. First, this saw is actually made by Delta (a maker of high quality saws) and rebranded by Kobalt. Take a look at the Delta 36-6020 and you'll see it's the same saw. Second, all saws in this price range have bad fences, if you want a good fence you have to spend significantly more on a saw or you can buy an aftermarket fence, or you can just adjust your methods to be less dependent on the accuracy of the fence.
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BeapChastard wrote:
Jan 5th, 2019 10:36 am
You obviously know nothing about table saws. First, this saw is actually made by Delta (a maker of high quality saws) and rebranded by Kobalt. Take a look at the Delta 36-6020 and you'll see it's the same saw. Second, all saws in this price range have bad fences, if you want a good fence you have to spend significantly more on a saw or you can buy an aftermarket fence, or you can just adjust your methods to be less dependent on the accuracy of the fence.
Yes, unfortunately there's no portable table saws that have good fences in this price range. Personally I would opt to forego the portability and get a contractor's table saw with a good fence, like a Dewalt, in the same price range, rather than a portable one with a bad fence, but that's just me. You can always buy a portable stand for ~$100 at a later time.

Also, I would argue Delta doesn't make "high" quality saws. They make decent stuff, but their entry level offerings (which is what this one would be a rebrand of) leave a bit to be desired.
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BeapChastard wrote:
Jan 5th, 2019 10:36 am
You obviously know nothing about table saws. First, this saw is actually made by Delta (a maker of high quality saws) and rebranded by Kobalt. Take a look at the Delta 36-6020 and you'll see it's the same saw. Second, all saws in this price range have bad fences, if you want a good fence you have to spend significantly more on a saw or you can buy an aftermarket fence, or you can just adjust your methods to be less dependent on the accuracy of the fence.
Yes, so obvious ... There are always ways around limitations but how difficult do you want to make things for yourself? An easy to use tool that gets you the results that you want/need is a tool you are more likely to enjoy using.

Are you recommending a mediocre saw when a better one can be had for $50 more from time to time? How does it compare to a DeWalt or a Bosch in the same category?

Personally I bought a Busy Bee cast iron table saw off of Kijiji for $125 a few years ago. It came with an aftermarket "Align A Rip" fence (Biesemeyer style fence). In retrospect, I may have had better use for a portable DeWalt due to space constraints. If I were on the market for a portable saw I would wait and spend a bit more on quality. For those that can't wait and are fine with buying a mediocre portable saw for $250 I have no problem with that.

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