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#1 posted 02-28-2012 04:31 AM

$650 is high for an older style contractor saw with an outboard motor, connecting rods, no riving knife, and no warranty. It does have a nice fence and cast iron wings….otherwise it’s a very good but unremarkable Taiwanese contractor saw that’s very much like the former Griz G0576, GI 50-185, PM64a, Bridgewood, King Industrial, Woodtek, and others….calling it far better quality than the others is wishful thinking. It is what it is regardless of what name plate it wears.

How much did he pay for it new? $650?...$695? Having no hours is better than being beat all to heck, but it doesn’t assure you of a thing. He paid for warranty and return privileges that you shouldn’t have to unless he’s willing to extend the same courtesy to you. Ask if he’ll guarantee it to not be defective out of the box…if there’s a major issue right out of the box, he owns it and returns your money….that’s the only way I’d consider more than $500 for that saw. You might need to clue him on what’s changed in new saws. I’m in the $350 to $475 camp….let him keep the roller table and sell it by itself.

IMO the PCB270TS isn’t a particularly good saw for $600 new….lame fence, thin steel wings, thin steel legs, and it has a plastic elevation gear. I think the Jet is a better saw, but I also think he’s asking too much.

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