I am writing this as a separate entry in case people do not like gloats.
I am very thankful that I met up with a craftsman in Tampa that was retiring. I saw an ad in Craigslist, by chance, with shop tools for sale. The gentleman had a tablesaw listed at $400.
When I called him, he told me it was a 10” Jet Cabinet saw and it was running fine. I begged him not to sell until I had a chance to get down there and look at it. He agreed to wait (8 people called while we were loading it).
When I got there, sure enough it was a 3HP JTAS-10-1 in very good shape including the fence system.
He threw in 4 blades, including 2 forrest workworkers. I confirmed that he knew that this saw was worth a quite a bit when new and then agreed to his price.
He helped me load into the back of the Avalanche – very, very heavy – now I finally own a decent tablesaw.
No more ripping on the radial arm saw for me.
Thank you Jerry, I hope you enjoy your retirement. I will put your saw to good use.
-- Shawn, I ask in order to learn