I've been thinking about getting a table saw, oddly enough when I commented the idea to LOML she said "you want it, so why don't you buy it?
Unfortunately the TS choice here is rather limited, you can get junk machines or you have to get expensive profesional combined machines which start at 2500€, Sawstop is out of the way because they don't distribute in Europe, so finally after searching I found this model ( see pics) and specs which I think could be a candidate.
What makes me wonder is that I found another one with same specs and appearance for the same price but under a different brand and colours. (see pics) After some search I found that they are the saem machine, and that they are made either in China or Taiwan. but if the next step is a Hammer K3 Basic that costs 3.400€ versus 1.600 that these cost I am completely lost. I guess that the chinese ones will need some fine tuning and adjustements but for a hobbyist will be enough...?
Questions: Do you think it would be a good starter? is 3hp enough power? Any advice you can give me will be appreciated.
3hp AC 240V single phase ( I do not have 3 phase at home)
disc diameter 250mm with 30mm shaft (9.84"- 1.18")
cutting depth at 90º : 83mm (3.26")
cutting depth at 45º: 44mm (1.73")
cast iron top 680x800mm ( 26.77" x 31.49")
1250mm (49.21") aluminium built in sled with bearings
Sled Travel length 1655mm (65")
Parallel cut to fence 620mm (24.40")
total weight 240Kg.