Originally Posted by acdii
I have 2 table saws and a band saw, but got my eyes on one of these.
I mostly agree with Rodney. Zero clearance plates are absolutely necessary as is a good blade. However, it's very hard to get extreme accuracy on a full size table saw unless you have an expensive fence or want to mess around with using shims to nail your sizes within a couple of thousandths (if that's important to you). I have an Incra fence for my 10" saw but can't use it yet because it's 6' wide and I don't have that much space in my shop to have a fence sticking out all the time.
The Byrnes saw is more expensive than the Microlux/Proxxon saw but it's multitudes better. I call it an Engineer's table saw because you can get within 0.001" and 0.002" every single time with a few test cuts on scrap if you purchase the micrometer accessory.
The saw has no built-in tilt capability though.
If you decide to buy the Byrnes saw talk to me before buying any blades. I've purchased about 20 different blades for the saw and have used the best of them extensively so I can save you some money by heading you in the right direction from the beginning.
My Byrnes will cut 3/4" oak with the right blade without burning it.
Jim did a run of wider tables for it either early this year or sometime last year. I brought it and took the saw back to him to mount it. He squared up the arbor to the miter slots and I now have over 6" capacity. I think the new top was $200. So I've sunk a lot of money into that saw but mine has hundreds of hours of run-time and I would buy that saw again in a heartbeat.
This is the link to the Byrnes Table Saw:
By the way, I bought a second Microlux saw (same as what you're looking at) and the blade is not aligned properly with the miter slots. There is no built-in way to adjust it either. It was my second of these saws because the first one burned up. The first saw didn't have the alignment problem though. I would not buy this saw again based on the second saw. There is a way to adjust the alignment but you have to disassemble the saw and take a Dremel to it. I can't remember where I found it but it was on a site run by a woman named Karen if I recall correctly. In fact, months after I found her site I received an email from her telling me about the article on her site. Point is you might be able to find it by searching for "microlux (or proxxon) saw blade alignment" and maybe throw her name in there as well.
This is my review of the Microlux saw on my website. In particular read the addendum in the second section and think about it before buying that saw. Proxxon and Microlux are the same saw as far as I know.