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    Have just joined and am so excited to hear of other woodworkers who love their BTx00. Have had a BT 3000 for 25 yrs and love it. Have my big PC router mounted in it. Have a Forrest blade in it and it has served me well. Why on earth did they stop making it?

  • #2
    Welcome David!
    just another brick in the wall...


    • #3
      It sure had a good run.
      "Why are there Braille codes on drive-up ATM machines?"


      • #4
        Welcome David. Many of us wondered why they stopped production also. They continued to make it for a while under "Sears" brand.
        Hank Lee

        Experience is what you get when you don't get what you wanted!


        • #5
          Welcome, David. You'll find a few of us here that still actively use the saw. Personally I believe the exclusive with Home Depot killed it. HD never knew how to display the saw, and from the looks of what they did display it looked like junk. i never would have bought it if I hadn't found this forum in 2004 and saw what people were doing with it, and how versatile it was.


          • #6
            Hello and welcome,

            A lot of us feel the same way about the BT3. At the time I bought mine in 2005, it was on clearance. I had been looking for a table saw, nothing really big, but still I wanted something adequate that would fit the budget and yet be accurate. Did a lot of searching and with the help of this forum I decided on the BT3100-1. I'm still impressed with its able versatility.

            Think it Through Before You Do!


            • #7
              Hello and Welcome. I regretfully sold my BT3100 a few years ago in an ill conceived plan to save space replace it, my drill press and bandsaw with a ShopSmith. I ended up buying another table saw and wish I still had my BT3100. Nothing in the price range of that little saw compares in functionality.
              An ethical man knows the right thing to do.
              A moral man does it.