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#1 posted 07-03-2014 02:06 PM

I get what you are saying TheWoodenOyster and it did cross my mind to get a “new” table saw when I burned out the old motor. I decided to keep this table saw because
1. I am into older tools (1940s – 1960) so if I were to replace this table saw I wanted to get a Delta Unisaw of that vintage
2. When I get that “quest” table saw I expect to have to take it completely apart and restore it which will take quite a bit of time and I was in the middle of building some stuff
3. Those table saws are available but at the moment in my area the one’s available on CL were a little pricey.
4. I was able to find a 1.5HP motor for $100 plus shipping – so the price was right.
5. I actually like my table saw and while I realize that it is not a lifetime tool, I am only a beginner hobbyist and it does well by me.
6. It came with a Vega fence that I like

So those are my reasons and I guess some part of me wants to fix this table saw and use it for several more years before I get a Unisaw.
5. It came with a

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