As many others, I had wanted an older table saw, 'ya know...one with chutzpah, and I think this rates pretty good on the chutzpah scale.
I've been using a Ridgid 3612 contractors saw for the past year+, and I'll have to say it's been very good to me. I was able to accomplish quite a bit with it, and it helped me get my feet wet into woodworking once again, after a long haitus with it some years ago.
The 3612 was a 1 1/2 HP saw, and the G-89 is a 5 HP 3 Phase machine.
The 3612 was a 10" blade, the G-89 will take an 18" blade, but the manufacture only reccomended using a 16" blade on it. I have a couple 16" blades, and some 14" 24T rip blades which I'll use for ripping.
It was quite a bit of work to get 3 phase working in my garage, which I have a rotary phase converter for, as well as get the machine together and whirling, and I mean the 16" blade really throws some wind around. This saw takes a minute and a half to stop spinning down after the power is shut off. It is a real quality machine in all counts, and will serve me for many years to come. I can't imagine replacing this machine, unless I was to find a slider of similar quality.
I haven't worked out the splitter/riving-knife, and still need to get a functional guard working. I may replace the fence also, haven't decided yet.