|Forum topic by GTIndEngr||posted 07-15-2015 04:45 AM||488 views||0 times favorited||1 reply|
07-15-2015 04:45 AM
I’ve worked for years with my first saw, Ryobi BT3000. It was fine for what I needed, but I was starting to get serious, building some furniture and such as a fairly serious hobbyist. Thanks to these forums, i had some ideas what I wanted and was eyeing a Grizzly, when along comes a brand new, in-the-box PM1000 with the 52” rip FOR $1,200!!!
Someone bought it on Amazon and refused delivery when it arrived. It went to their returned goods warehouse where an auction house bought an entire lot of returned goods that included it. They offered it for $1,200 on EBay so I bought it (bonus, no sales tax!)
Turns out, it wasn’t just buyers remorse. The pallet it was screwed to was all busted up. Two cross members had broken so the saw was tilted in there and not entirely secured because one of the broken boards was the one it screwed to. Otherwise, original packaging. Metal bands intact around the thick cardboard boxes, and no signs of damage to the cardboard. My guess, it got set down hard or maybe a forklift hit the wood just right and busted it up.
It is all unpacked now, and looks great. Only sign of damage is scratched paint at the bottom from rubbing where a nail was left protruding after a board broke apart.
$64,000 question: aside from normal first time setup, is there anything you recommend that I check to confirm that there is no serious damage from the rough handling?