Budget contractor saw
If you need a saw that's big enough to rip plywood, yet don't want to break the bank, the Craftsman 21807 is recommended as a good choice. The lightweight Craftsman 21807 contractor saw is strictly a homeowner model for rough construction, not for accurate woodworking projects (quite a few owners say they need to readjust the fence for every cut). But it's big enough to rip a sheet of plywood in half, and comes with a quick-release base so it can be moved out of the way as needed. Safety-wise, it lacks a blade brake to prevent accidental cuts, and the convenience of the blade guard gets mixed reviews. But it does include a riving knife to help prevent kickback, plus a dust bag to eliminate the need to attach a shop vac. The warranty is for one year.
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