Hi again everybody,
The wife has been watching eps of New Yankee Workshop with me, and has been bitten by the cabinetry bug. Before now all we've done was simple framing with my miter saw + circular, but now we're looking to get a real honest table saw.
The standard US brands (Porter Cable, Rigid, Craftsman, Grizzly) are unavailable here due to voltage and presumably ridiculously high import tarifs (I pay ~250 eur/$350 for a bostitch brad nailer that's $80 in the us, for example).
I've seen a few recommendations out there, but as the nomenclature is SO different between France/US and UK/US, I figured I'd just post some links of the items we're considering and see what you guys could make of it.
What we want, is a cast iron bed saw that can rip up to 3/4" plywood/mdf panels of up to 2m/6ft in length, and also handle ripping some hardwoods, oak, maybe cherry, for small-ish furniture projects. Has to be monophase, so '230/240v.'
Here are the saws we've been considering:
SIP 01332 10" 3 HP 230v 2.2kW
Jet JTS-600 ~8" 230v 2.6kW
Hammer K3 basic ~12-13" 4 HP 3kW
The Hammer is twice as expensive as the other two, but from what I've heard it's also very, very high quality.
I'm really not sure what to look for (sliding table next to blade? micro-adjustable mitre thinger?) so any help is greatly appreciated!