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Posted on Delta 34-444 vs. Ridgid R4512

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#1 posted 04-15-2013 08:53 PM

I’m in the northern part of Greece on the west side of Rochester. Those old Emerson saws are made in the USA, and have direct lineage to both the Emerson and TTI/Ryobi made Ridgid and Craftsman contractor saws like the TS2424, TS3612, TS3650, etc. The fences on the old Cman Emersons were fairly lame, but the guts underneath are nearly identical, and many parts are interchangeable. With a good fence, they’re can be a very respectable saw.

If you’re talking about the old Emerson Cman on CL in Henrietta, yeah, $200 is a little steep IMO, but it’s got wheels, metal handwheels, a DC blower built into the motor, and looks to be in good shape. If he’s got the blade guard that goes with it, I think an offer $150 would be reasonable. The DC blower is a mixed bag for me….it helps resale value if you’re peddling the parts, and it actually helps with dust collection if he’s got the blade guard attachment, but those fan blades share an already slightly underpowered motor with the saw blade. You can take the blower off, or you coul. Not much on CL here in the past week or so. Somebody had a pretty nice Ridgid 3650 a couple weeks back…it didn’t stick around long. There’s an old Emerson Cman in Greece for $350! That’s crazy, but it’s in nice shape and looks complete. There’s a project in Lyons for $150…..$75 to $100 would be reasonable on that one (needs some TLC). There’s an older Ridgid with a decent fence for $300 in Greece (looks like it might be a TS2424) leg stand, but doesn’t need a fence upgrade…$200 to $250 would be a good offer on that one IMO (it was posted mid March, so if it’s still around, they’re probably willing to negotiate by now….lack of blade guard is a good bartering point). There’s also an older Delta with a jetlock fence and a vacuum system thats’s overpriced at $350, but that one’s also been there a while, so they might be up for an offer.

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