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#1 posted 06-17-2013 11:02 PM

I have a Craftsman TS that’s about 15 or 16 years old it has the same extruded aluminum rails and fence that Todd23 has which is decent but it’s no Biesemeyer. It also has the metal handles, cast iron extensions, and machined pulleys. It only been used sporadically in the last 10 years. It’s a much nicer TS than the first Craftsman TS I bought some 25 years ago and sold it before our last move.

My first Craftsman TS had the stamped steel wings and were very hard to keep in any kind of alignment, very springy. I would take a straight edge with you and check the tables for flatness. I would also check the trunnions for cracks as they will most likely be made of cast aluminum. I remember taking one Craftsman TS back because the main table was so out of flat. I’m a little picky about those sorta things having been a career long Journeyman Machinist.

I just used Searchtempest to search Craigslist and was amazed at the number of Craftsman Table Saws that are in and around the Charlotte area, which happens to not be too far from me.


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