Yes the saw is good, (my friend got one) and at the original price was a fair deal. Woodworker.com is exploiting the successful review by jacking up the price. ( nearly 20%)
In general, FW does a good job of giving us informative, fair, honest reviews. In this case, the sole US seller for Woodtek is profiteering from FW's reputation. As a group, (FW readers) we can express our distain for this unconscionable greed by e-mailing Woodworker.com and telling them we will not buy anything from them again until they rescind this profiteering policy. They will make lame excuses and lie, of course; and say that gas prices and shipping costs or even "the economy" is the problem.
The ONLY thing wrong with our economy is when we let the greedy take advantage of us. It doesn't matter who the perpetrators are: Wall-Street, International bankers, or online tool retailers. It is always up to the buyer to beware. It is difficult to fight entrenched Wall Street criminals, especially when they are given free-reign by corrupt politicians. But it is easy to fight the opportunistic greed of an online retailer.
If woodworker.com receives hundreds of e mails and sees a dramatic drop in orders from active FW readers, then they will understand that their best customer base does not approve of this blatantly avaricious behavior.
Boycott woodworker.com. Send them your well-worded and polite e-mails regarding the sudden change in price on this table saw. Refuse to support their greedy "gotcha" capitalism.
Capitalism is not necessarily all bad. It works best when informed consumers use their collective strength to make opinions known and "vote" with their dollars. Refusing to give undeserved extra profit to the greedy sends a clear message, levels the "playing field" for honest competition and ultimately strengthens the economy.