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Jet Cabinet Saw Considering Buying

by langski93
posted 08-24-2017 02:44 PM


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ShaneA

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#1 posted 08-24-2017 02:55 PM

Sounds like a great deal to me. I say jump on it, quickly…

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rwe2156

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#2 posted 08-24-2017 03:35 PM

I have a 2000 model its a very good saw. I have the 50” fence and paid $1800 for it back then. $900 I would classify as a steal, like give the money, load the saw and RUN! LOL

I think the overhead guard/dust collection combos that don’t attach to the saw are the best way to go.

-- Everything is a prototype thats why its one of a kind!!

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#3 posted 08-24-2017 04:47 PM

I think $900 is fair. I’d see if the seller will throw in any extras, but even alone that is a decent deal. Not a steal, but a decent deal.

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Mork

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#4 posted 08-24-2017 05:40 PM

RIVING KNIFE

There is no doubt, this is the SINGLE MOST IMPORTANT item on your saw. If it doesn’t have one, don’t buy it!

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jonah

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#5 posted 08-24-2017 06:12 PM

Any table saw sold new in 2016 has to have a riving knife.

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Redoak49

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#6 posted 08-24-2017 08:24 PM

I had an earlier version of that saw and it was solid. I sold it to buy a different 3 hp saw at the urging of my wife.

It is a very good saw.

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Fred Hargis

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#7 posted 08-24-2017 08:53 PM

You would do very well to buy that saw, it’s sounds like a very good deal to me.

-- Our village hasn't lost it's idiot, he was elected to congress.

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#8 posted 08-24-2017 10:12 PM

RIVING KNIFE [...] There is no doubt, this is the SINGLE MOST IMPORTANT item on your saw. If it doesn’t have one, don t buy it!
- Mork

I would normally just say that is hogwash… but given the fact that the competition for older machinery is getting more and more intense (I’ve been missing deals by just a few minutes more and more lately), I say absolutely – if it doesn’t have a riving knife – stay away from it. Gives us who know better more of a fighting chance :)

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - In Dog I trust... everything else is questionable

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Carloz

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#9 posted 08-24-2017 10:41 PM

What riving knife ? Who the heck needs riving knife?

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MrRon

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#10 posted 08-25-2017 01:32 AM



What riving knife ? Who the heck needs riving knife?
- Carloz

I’m sure when people used those saws way back, a lot of lost fingers and hands went missing, but maybe some survived to this day with limbs still attached. I’m sure it’s not much different than being a soldier in Iraq and having snipers shooting at you. Taking chances are a way of life. You take a chance and live with the outcome, either good or bad.

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langski93

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#11 posted 08-25-2017 02:01 AM

Thanks everyone. It does have a riving knife and a couple new Diablo blades. All other standard parts are there. In additon, he also wants to sell a 22-44 Jet Oscillating Drum Sander, enclosed stand with wings for $1500, again bought in 2016. Paid just under $2400. Looks brand new. There has been a Performax, Jet -Performax, Supermax drama in recent years, does anyone have experience with this specific model? Appreciate continued feed back.

-- Langski, New Hampshire

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retfr8flyr

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#12 posted 08-25-2017 04:21 AM

I have a Jet 5 hp Xacta saw and I love it. I would jump on that deal before he changed his mind. I also just added the 22-44 OSC sander and it does a fantastic job. If you can get it for $1500 that’s another total steal. Get them both and never look back.

-- Earl

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Carloz

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#13 posted 08-25-2017 07:11 PM

Once I went to look at a very similar Jet table saw, and asked the guy if the saw had a riving knife. He assured me it does. After half hour drive I see the saw and … there is no riving knife. The guy was full of himself and very condescendingly explained me that he though I did not know what the riving knife is.

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jonah

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#14 posted 08-25-2017 07:14 PM

That’s nice, but it’s literally impossible to sell a new table saw in the US without a riving knife. So unless the owner threw it away or didn’t actually buy it in 2016, it has a riving knife.

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#15 posted 08-26-2017 11:43 AM

Sounds like a nice deal to me.

A good riving knife is certainly offers some improvement to a traditional splitter, but both are capable of doing the job satisfactorily. There are many splitter options available, so I wouldn’t pass up a solid deal on a good saw over the lack of a riving knife.

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

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langski93

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#16 posted 08-29-2017 01:38 AM

I pulled the trigger and brought this home Saturday. There was some surface rust, but it cleaned right up, and the cabinet and fence are almost without blemish. A couple of marks on the motor door, but I’m thinking of custome painting it. Also, I realize that in some photos the throat plate was not intalled. All is well.

That drum sander is going to have to wait. I need a month or two to recover. I did get the 3hp dust collector though. Also considering the Supermax 19-38. A bit smaller, but more practical for me.

-- Langski, New Hampshire

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retfr8flyr

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#17 posted 08-29-2017 02:11 AM

Very nice, you stole that thing!!

-- Earl

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Carloz

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#18 posted 08-29-2017 11:17 AM

That a very nice saw and a good deal ! The guy I mentioned above wanted almost twice that much for his 15 years pretty beat up saw.

I would not worry about dings on the motor door. You will get more here and there when you start using it.

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#19 posted 08-30-2017 04:44 PM

You did well. Enjoy.

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#20 posted 08-30-2017 05:44 PM

Sweet!
Congratulations or your find.

-- The less an idiot knows, the louder he seems to know it!

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#21 posted 08-30-2017 05:46 PM

Score. Nice saw at a great price. Congrats!

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syenefarmer

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#22 posted 09-05-2017 11:46 PM

I am also considering this saw along with a couple other cabinet saws. For those of you that have the Jet cabinet saw, how is the dust collection with this saw? Will my HF DC be able to collect all the dust or will there be constant clean-up with the Jet?

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retfr8flyr

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#23 posted 09-06-2017 02:57 AM

I have the Jet 1100VX-CK dust collector, which is equivalent to your HF and use it on my Xacta saw. The DC is fairly good and I don’t really think a bigger DC would make much of a difference. Most of my excess dust is from the blade throwing it up out of the cabinet. I don’t have any type of overarm DC, so the DC is about as good as I can get it. The cabinet itself gets a little build up, that I will vacuum out occasionally. Overall I would call the DC good on the Jet saw.

-- Earl

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