New Admiral Table Saw from Harbor Freight!
New Admiral Table Saw from Harbor Freight!
New Admiral Table Saw from Harbor Freight!
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I agree with you the bigger saw the better but until I can get a commercial saw again the Dewalt saw I have works great just put a quality carbide blade on it.
Since when is 2-3/16" (Warrior’s 45° Cut) slightly more than the Hercules and Admiral’s 2-1/4?
What I want to know is, whether the patents have expired and we will start seeing the style of safety that SawStop has. I’ve been wanting to buy a table saw but heard the patents have been expiring since 2021. Anyone have any information in regards to that?
Why does anybody think Rigid is a good brand? Tried to buy a R4518T brand new. The stops on the bevel were useless since the blade was incapable of reaching a 90 even with the stops fully removed. In addition it was absolutely impossible to parallel the slides and the blade. The top didn’t have enough range of motion. waited almost 2 weeks for it co come only to end up a $300 piece of s***. Will never buy rigid anything ever again.
Buy an older used Delta, craftsman on craigslist & it will still be around after this Harbor freight crap is in the landfill..
You should talk about the SKIL worm drive table saw its the best
If they would have added a rack-n-pinion fence, that would made it more flexible
I don’t understand how a table saw with less than 24" rip capacity is useful for anything… maybe toys and bird houses…
What ever happened to affordable belt driven, cast iron top table saws? Feels like you have to either get a job site table saw or pay thousands for a cabinet saw. The stuff in-between are just bigger jobsite saws.
Looks like a $99.00 saw
I just picked up the ryobi 15 amp 10 inch with a stand at home depot for $200 at home depot a couple weeks ago. It’s a pretty nice saw.
It’s a shame that they didn’t listen… Bought a replacement Delta yesterday after taking to the Harbor Freight dealerships around me here and 3 told me nope not going to have a dedicated Shop Table Saw… So not going "NOT GOING TO PURCHASE A NOT-REAL-TABLE- SAW" from harbor freight…. just the way it is, I need what I want and I want what I need…
A shop needs a heavy duty "SHOP TABLE SAW" bottom line…
I avoid table saws like the plague. I just view them as being too dangerous. I know they can be safe when properly used, but complacency is real.
I’ve gotten by with a super cheap circular saw sled and a miter saw. Maybe not as fast, but just as accurate, and virtually idiot proof when it comes to safety.
bring back the HF jointer
JUNK! Which is all Harbor Freight sells. So no surprise…
I sharted after dinner…
A swing……And a miss!
The hercules is a pretty darn good deal for what you’re getting honestly. If you want the rack and pinion, the Skil version also offers pretty good configuration and power for a little bit cheaper. Honestly it’s totally worth it IMO. Just build a surround around it and save some money. You can make it as big as you want and save $300 over the faux cabinet saws. Granted the contractor style do offer a little more power (sometimes) they may not always be as accurate as the rack and pinion though. Which, when you factor in a fence upgrade for those saws, you’re inching even closer to the price range of an actual cabinet saw.
I honestly can’t understand getting these table saws when you can get into DeWalt for not a lot more money. I’m not a DeWalt fanboy by any means, but love my table saw. I’ve seen so many woodworkers start with DeWalt before getting a cabinet style.
Harbor freight missed the boat on this saw. If they would have at least put a decent rip capacity would have helped. This saw you can find at garage sales for 20.00
Most AWSOME review I’ve ever seen! Love the comparisons.
Looks exactly like the Parkside table saw I picked up at Lidl for $80.
Does anyone remember the "Evolve" line of Craftsman tools? From what I can see in the images, this saw, other than the colors, looks exactly like the 10" Evolve that I bought at Ace 5 or 6 years ago. I’m sure that, like many other products, most of these saws come from the same overseas factory, just rebranded and in different colors.
As often as I need to use a table saw, I don’t need anything fancy, or expensive, but, at least mine came with a stand and it’s fine for my needs. If memory serves, I believe that I paid around $170 for it back then. With todays prices, I’m sure it would be double that now.
HF had a decent real cabinet tablesaw back in the late 90s early 2000s. It didn’t do well and was not available in the stores. They also had a very good bandsaw back then as well that was basically the Rikon saw at the time which if they had sold them in the stores they would have sold well. The home shop cabinet or hybrid table saw market is a really tough market to make it in. The last good one was the Craftsman which was made by Orion then renamed Steel City then another name before they went out of business. It was a group of engineers from Delta and Beisemier that started it. Sears got them off the ground with their order but the deal was that they would set the dimensions of items instead of letting Sears make everything proprietary which is why the miter slot size and placement etc are very similar to the Unisaw.
My shop is very small, just a 12×15 ft room but I’m planning on adding a slab outside to give me some outdoor space. A small saw like this may fit my needs except for the lack of an expandable surface.
I love the Rigid Next R4550 with folding stand. The fence was the main factor, but the stand makes it both portable and easy to store.
Very clearly (and, sadly, yet once again!) HF has demonstrated absolutely no brand or product management. It won’t be much longer before they have 15 miter saws and 10 table saws that are marginally different from any other in their store or anything else in the market.
That’s fine, because I do have choices elsewhere and I have zero desire to buy a power tool from HF at this point. It would just be nice to see them show some desire to truly be a game changer. It just looks like their strategy is to just chase everyone else with a "me too" copy.
Back in 1980 I bought a 10” Sears Craftsman table saw. Cast steel top and cast steel sides. I loved that table saw with stand. My father in law had the same saw but a few years older. At 79 he lost his balance and cut the tips of his right fingers off, The Index and middle below the finger nail. A year later I had spinal surgery lower back. Nerves were damaged and lost my balance plus walking. So I gave my old 10 inch table saw to a young guy.
New tools today allow me to saw and build while sitting in my mobility scooter. So maybe a small one next year.
Kind of like the Hercules table saw
I had picked up a table saw, and realized immediately i actually need a mitre saw more
The Admiral saw in this video is not even the one you get. The one that they actually sell has a plastic front clamp on the rip fence and only one dust port. Miter gauge has a knob instead of a handle. The bevel gauges are completely different. Also, the bolts that hold the auxiliary fence to the rip fence are almost impossible to line up causing the rip fence to bow when they are tightened. Go to the web page and you’ll see that there are two different user manuals (pdfs) you can download. The first manual is the one that they have photos of on the page and the second manual is the one they actually sell.
I bought this thing as a last minutes have to finish a project I’ll just keep it as a spare tool. After taking it out of the box and seeing all of these inconsistencies I returned it without even using it. I buy a lot of tools from Harbor Freight (20+ years) and I’ve never felt so duped by them.
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Think it’s a hard pass for me. I want something with a bit more power and a larger table and the ability to use a dado stack.
It’s just another small budget saw. It should be a Warrior branded saw. I must go missed it, but it’s direct drive?
Looks like a steaming pile. I’m disappointed HF, Lowe’s & HD are abandoning woodworkers. My Lowe’s ditched their floor model Delta saw, drill press, jointer (it was a cheap Craftsman benchtop), and disc/belt sander. Looks like Rockler & Woodcraft are the only options – nothing for the budget market.
Wow, you hyped me up, j was thinking, ooo an actual table saw, not one that I’m worried about falling over. Nope
Dang HF. I’m disappointed. I got the warrior and I like it. With a decent sled it works about as good as the Ryobi. No need for the admiral. I’ll just keep saving for that delicious Delta lol. Shine on!
A let down, but I was thinking "big" table saw coming. The new Admiral looks nice for its price and very good for an entry level.
Question for you and the viewers. What are your thoughts on the Skilsaw SPT99-11 vs the Metabo shown @ 6:00?
That is so disappointing. I guess they figured people wouldn’t want to pay more than $150 for a saw so they did the bare minimum to stay under that price. Not good.
and this is why i will be building my Hitachi jobsite saw into my work bench ( along with some other tools ) so i have enough room to break down sheet goods. i find it isn’t the distance the fence goes to the side but the infeed distance of support that helps me stay safe. so i will make it.
this saw doesn’t make me want to upgrade as it isn’t one for my 10yr old saw.
Everyone buys a job site saw and incorporates it into a workbench.
I just got the dewalt 10” job site saw. I buy plenty of Harbor Freight stuff, but wanted something I wasn’t afraid of and something that would last. With the little bit that I use it it will be a lifetime tool.
A whole 90 days warranty
What’s the deal with this bear fursona thing? Wouldn’t be better to just have nothing instead? The answer is yes. I can’t take this seriously.
What do you think of the skill saw
At $349 the kobalt portable contractor table saw is hard to beat. It’s not quite pro quality, but it’s also significantly cheaper.