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Is this a good deal on a Jett?

by CH53ECC
posted 02-05-2014 09:14 PM


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CharlesA

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#1 posted 02-05-2014 09:17 PM

You can clean that rust off pretty easily with a scotchbright pad, Boeshield Rustfree and T-9 that looks like a good deal to me.

-- "Man is the only animal which devours his own, for I can apply no milder term to the general prey of the rich on the poor." ~Thomas Jefferson

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woodman71

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#2 posted 02-05-2014 09:30 PM

I would say yes for $360. I don’t know what you have now but if the motor run and blade rise up and down and tilts . I would go for it and bring it home and give it some TLC. It also looks like it has a 52 inch fence on it that’s a plus.

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CH53ECC

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#3 posted 02-05-2014 09:51 PM

I am just getting started in this new hobby so I’m currently sawless. I already have a Jointer, planer, miter saw and drum sander was just waiting on the right deal for a TS. (I got everything else through family deals that I couldnt pass up).

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knotscott

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#4 posted 02-05-2014 10:07 PM

$360 is a decent deal for a use “Jet” contractor saw with cast wings and an Xacta fence if it runs well. The saw doesn’t appear to have been overly well maintained. Align it, and put a decent blade on it…..it should perform well.

-- Happiness is like wetting your pants...everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth....

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JayT

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#5 posted 02-05-2014 10:15 PM

+1 to the others. At $360 with that fence, it’s a OK price if everything else checks out. It will just take some elbow grease to clean it up.

-- In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock. Thomas Jefferson

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CH53ECC

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#6 posted 02-05-2014 10:25 PM

Since it looks like it has been outside if the blade doesn’t tilt or raise up and down smoothly should I be concerned? As long as the worm gear isn’t bent it should just need to be cleaned up and lubed right?

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knotscott

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#7 posted 02-05-2014 11:10 PM

Unless the gears are mangled, it should clean and lube up well enough to function normally.

-- Happiness is like wetting your pants...everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth....

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tefinn

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#8 posted 02-06-2014 12:05 AM

I don’t see a riving knife or blade guard either. If you can, download a manual and check for anything else that might be missing/broken.

-- Tom Finnigan - Measures? We don't need no stinking measures! - Hmm, maybe thats why my project pieces don't fit.

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CharlesA

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#9 posted 02-06-2014 12:16 AM

No used table saw in that price range is going to have a riving knife. I’d install an MJ splitter pro or something similar.

-- "Man is the only animal which devours his own, for I can apply no milder term to the general prey of the rich on the poor." ~Thomas Jefferson

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chevybowtieguy

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#10 posted 02-06-2014 12:21 AM

CharlesA, my Rigid saw has a riving knife and it is in that price range.

I would say that is a good deal as long as nothing is obviously broken.

-- - chevybowtieguy

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tefinn

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#11 posted 02-06-2014 12:23 AM

CharlesA – That saw comes equipped with a riving knife. It’s absent in the pics, so if it’s missing, that could help lower the price more.

-- Tom Finnigan - Measures? We don't need no stinking measures! - Hmm, maybe thats why my project pieces don't fit.

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CharlesA

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#12 posted 02-06-2014 12:37 AM

Well . . . What do I know?

-- "Man is the only animal which devours his own, for I can apply no milder term to the general prey of the rich on the poor." ~Thomas Jefferson

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CH53ECC

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#13 posted 02-06-2014 12:47 AM

From the sound of it they dont know anything about table saws, when I asked about the miter gauge he didnt know what a miter gauge was but that it had “two wheels on the side”. That could help or could hurt. Either he will be willing to listen to the problems it does have, and be realistic or he will think he has more than he actually does and wont budge anymore.

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tefinn

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#14 posted 02-06-2014 12:49 AM

I hope I didn’t offend you Charles. Just want CH53ECC to know he has maybe some more bargaining room with all the stuff that seems to be missing on this saw. The RK could definitly be replaced with a MJ splitter. The missing guard would probably be a deal breaker for me though.

-- Tom Finnigan - Measures? We don't need no stinking measures! - Hmm, maybe thats why my project pieces don't fit.

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knotscott

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#15 posted 02-06-2014 01:05 AM

”...That saw comes equipped with a riving knife….”

That saw was equipped with a traditional splitter, not a riving knife. The difference is that a riving knife moves up and down with the blade, and is a more recent development in the US market.

Here’s their Proshop model with a riving knife:

-- Happiness is like wetting your pants...everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth....

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CharlesA

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#16 posted 02-06-2014 01:06 AM

No offense taken. I thought the Ridgid had a splitter and not a riving knife, but I was wrong. I actually looked at the insert on the picture of the Jet for awhile thinking that it looking like it had an additional opening, but I thought it was too old to have a riving knife. Edit: I just saw Knotscott’s note: I’M VINDICATED!!

-- "Man is the only animal which devours his own, for I can apply no milder term to the general prey of the rich on the poor." ~Thomas Jefferson

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tefinn

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#17 posted 02-06-2014 01:35 AM

You are absolutely correct knotscott. I didn’t look at the saw correctly and misidentified it. Unfortunately I don’t think the guard and splitter assembly is available any longer. Hopefully the CL poster still has it and it’s just not pictured.

Edit: Yes Charles you are vindicated! ;)

-- Tom Finnigan - Measures? We don't need no stinking measures! - Hmm, maybe thats why my project pieces don't fit.

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CH53ECC

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#18 posted 02-06-2014 01:48 AM

looks like it would be a splitter if they have it

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knotscott

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#19 posted 02-06-2014 01:48 AM

That splitter guard assembly sucked anyway IMO. Better off with even a modest aftermarket splitter like the MJ splitter, Sharkguard, BORK, Merlin, etc.

-- Happiness is like wetting your pants...everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth....

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