When purchasing a straight-line ripsaw a number of factors are considered to ensure you are getting a machine that fits your needs. You need to ask yourself what are you going to do with the machine.
Many professional woodworking companies spend significant capital on production machinery but fail to adequately address dust collection issues. Proper dust collection has many advantages, well beyond the obvious health benefits. An inadequate dust collection system can result in a poor quality finished product, reduced tooling life, and can damage your woodworking machinery.