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    Hi, I'm Tom. I recently moved to area originally from Wisconsin. I have been doing simple woodworking for a few years. I now have a place where I can set up a decent shop. I sold my last table saw before moving here and now looking to purchase a new one as the centerpiece for my woodshop. I'm thinking a 3hp. Any suggestions and tips are welcomed.
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    Re: new member in Indian Trail

    Welcome aboard, Tom. My only suggestion for a TS is the obvious. People here are pretty adamant about the particular brand they own, but you should get reasonably good performance from any major brand saw you wish to buy. What was the model you sold before moving? Keep your eyes peeled on Craigslist or other internet for sale sites, as you do see them pop up from time to time, but they usually go fast. Good luck.
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    Well said Dennis. Welcome to the forum, Tom and great question, I'm sure you'll get plenty of feedback. As always, feel free to start discussions, post photos and share your projects with the group.
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    The saw I had was a contractor type Hitachi. there is no comparison to the cabinet saws out there now. I did see a North State saw at Laneave. It seems like a nice saw, though there is not much for reviews available.

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    Tom welcome to NC and the NCWW family. If your intent is to become a serious woodworker get the best saw you can afford.
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    Re: new member in Indian Trail

    as a fellow ex-Wisconser, welcome. I have an older model SawStop if you want to come get a feel of that brand. You don't say how much you want to spend... I live off 485 at Harrisburg Road exit, so not to far....

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    Welcome aboard, Tom. You have come to the right web site.
    I like making things. I have a wood shop at home. I am a terrible carpenter but I love doing it. Raymond - Charlotte, NC

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    Re: new member in Indian Trail

    Hi Tom,

    I also have a Sawstop Professional 3 HP. I am in Monroe (actually on the Indian Trail side). You are welcome to come by and check it out. I also have LOTS of other tools you may want to look at for ideas. Or just contact me and we can get together. Please give me a call (I sent a PM with my phone number. Matt...
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    Welcome to NCWW, Tom.
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    Wlcome to the site, Tom. You'll enjoy it here!
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    Welcome to a great site with great people.
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    Welcome to the area. I work in Indian Trail

    You might also want to check out the Charlotte Woodworkers Association https://charlottewoodworkers.org/

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    Welcome aboard Tom, glad you have joined with us! I have a cabinet style Jet saw, but if I were able to buy a new saw, no question it would be a saw stop. There are a good many in use out there, and many of those were sold by Klingspors Woodworking Shops; they are a major supporter of our site. lso read the links about the Mid Winter Blahs Picnic, coming up 2 weeks from tomorrow, February 23 at
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    Easy to get to, and find, just follow I-85 south and exit on Route 74 west. It is just west of Shelby, exit to Pleasant Ridge Church Road south. Less than 1 mile on the right. We gather around 10, eat around 11:30, and later draw for some really great free door prizes. This is for the whole family.
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    Welcome neighbor! My wife's family is from the Sheboygan area.

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