Author Topic: Should I replace My 2700 with same or go to the 3000 ? I cut Lots of sheet good  (Read 645 times)

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Offline Builtinking

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About time I replace my 2700 15 years old.

Foe a few more dollars I can Get 118” rail which once in a while the extra is good   Where the 2700 does not have as much hang over on a sheet goods
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Offline Bertotti

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I love my 3000 but it is a bit unwieldy to move around and transport. That would be the only consideration is if that extra length is worth the added maneuvering issue. I would buy it over 2700 again. And another thought. I do occasionally work with longer sheets and adding a shorted1400 gives me a lot more versatility. I don't mind on longer sheet goods using multiple pieces because the accuracy of one long piece, as little as it might be, isn't needed for my use.
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Offline Crazyraceguy

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I wouldn't bother with the FS 2700  myself, but I'm in a very large shop, and mobility is not in my requirements.
The FS 2700 rail is just enough to make parallel cuts on 8' sheet goods, but if you need to use it at an angle, it won't cut it. Lugging it around can't be that much better either.
As you stated, the FS 3000 is not that much more money or that much more unwieldly, but the added functionality is there.
I have never had a situation were the FS3000 was too long and the FS1900 too short. I did have a case one day last week where a FS 2700 would have worked, but the FS 3000 did it just fine.
There again, if you've had one for 15 years, apparently it has worked for you.
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Offline Builtinking

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Thank you for your replays. And yes I’ve decided to get the 3000

Makes sense what you both said !!
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Offline rst

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Good choice, my most used rails are 118 and 75"

Offline Crazyraceguy

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Good choice, my most used rails are 118 and 75"
My most used is the FS1400 (55"). I definitely make more cuts on the cross-cut table, but that is just because it's handy. The longer ones do things that are very hard or time consuming to do any other way. They are more valuable to me in that respect, but used less often.
I'm in a big cabinet shop where making square cuts on sheet goods is a simple thing. It's the times where angles are required or cutting on an assembled unit that is too big to take to a saw, that the rails shine. These are usually only a few cuts, but it sure saves the day.
Cutting a piece to fit in a place like this, especially glue ready in one step, is pretty much impossible any other way.
CSX
DF500 + assortment set
PS420 + Base kit
OF1010
OF1400
MFK700 (2)
TS55, FS1080, FS1400 holey, FS1900, FS3000
CT26E + Workshop cleaning set
RO90
RO125
ETS EC 125
RAS115
ETS 125 (2)
TS75