As mentioned, I own one. Had it a few days and so far I am happy. I used to own a TS200.boschboy":2b6hxgsy said:are there any members any reviews on the above saw table am only a hobby user was after the ts250 but now not sold anymore info please is it any good as space in workshop limited thanks
I made my own. It starts to get pricey if you add in the stands and they aren't very efficient with space.boschboy":1502q2dl said:thanks for the info did you buy the stand for it or make your own I was thinking of making my own also regarding the fence does it lock at both ends or just at the front thanks
No issues here.Toasty":wwmok31p said:Hi,
I'm considering a purchase of this table saw myself and am wondering whether a couple of months with it has thrown up any issues or perhaps more smiles?
Or maybe there are alternatives I should consider for around the £500 mark. I will only have a small workshop but would like an induction motor and cast iron top.
That's better than the original, as the safety lock out was so far under the fence rails you had to look for it, not a good safety measure when you are holding a piece of timber near a spinning blade.Bodgers":aj14gvw9 said:The only very minor critism is that the safety stop lock sticks out a lot and with the front angled out I have knocked it off without realising a few times.
If you have a shop vac that will suffice to begin with if you have a port adaptor. Having a high volume dedicated extractor would be better though (and quieter).Toasty":2iori5jl said:Thanks Bodgers and co. If I was to get one of these (main unit only), what would you say are the priority customisations (e.g. any dust collection fixes needed, own extension tables, etc.)?
Can't say that the Jessem thing would fit, but it is a substantial fence, much more so than on a site saw like the Dewalt.Emstuv":u3gucy8h said:I have now been going back and forth on which saw to get.
The DW745 is still a contender. Plenty of power and a sturdy fence.
The AC216TS, cast iron top allows for some more stability, however is the fence sturdy enough for say tenon jigs that rely on using the fence? Will the fence allow for Jessem Clear Cut Stock guides?
The DW745 is *loud* I sold mine when I got the draper cts200 which is so much quieter and so, much nicer to use (for me and my neighbours). Milwaukee do the M18FTS210 which is a battery powered clone of the DW745. It has the same fence and top but has a brushless motor and tool free riving knife removal.Emstuv":5s4daoxt said:The DW745 is still a contender. Plenty of power and a sturdy fence.
Having looked at this TS250 fence I'd say the AC216 has a thicker fence and it has multiple t-track slots running on the top so it might actually be easier to fit it.MikeJhn":3o39kfyf said:I fitted the Jessem guides to my TS250-2, so if the fence is the same or similar they should fit, needs a bit of work, but they are worth the work, had to fit an angle to the back of the fence to get the width necessary to allow the guides to be raised and stored on top of the fence, in hindsight this would not be needed if you just removed the guides, there is also a packing piece of aluminium to adjust the fence to have a level top.
No, my point was the reverse.Emstuv":2f1kpp26 said:I agree that the fence shown there (TS250-2) does seem larger (both width and length) than the one on the AC216TS so it may not be possible due to the shorter length of the fence to fit the Jessem.
This has been the one concern with the AC216, that it is so small. I have no intention of ripping sheet goods with it, for that I use a track saw.
But with a cut depth of 65mm it should (?) be able to handle 2" thick hardwoods.
The fence without the detachable sub fence (which you don't have to use, slides on and off on the T-Tracks, and typically I don't) is the full length of the top which is over 600mm I think, it is pretty long.MikeJhn":wdi0gaqg said:Looking at the TS250 fence compared to the dia of the blade the fence looks deeper than the AC216 compared to the smaller blade on that machine, yes it does have T track on the top surface, but the limiting factor as I said above is the much shorter length of the AC216 fence that will probably not allow the Jessem guide to fit beyond the blade which kind of defeats the object of having two.