This is the thing that got me started. It's built like a tank. Everything's cast iron - even the fence, which locked up dead square on the single front rail every time. The tilting table was a real killer, though. I managed to kluge up a combination outfeed/extension table that tilted with the top, but it was just a pain to use. The 1/2" arbor, the 8" blade and the severely underpowered motor (which probably saved my life a few times while I was learning to use it) was just too much. Now I've got a Delta Platinum Edition Contractor's saw with a 30" Unifence, and it opened up a whole new world.