LumberJocks

Help! What's this Jet table saw worth?

  • Advertise with us

« back to Power Tools, Hardware and Accessories forum

Forum topic by Cory posted 10-24-2009 09:18 PM 13336 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
View Cory's profile

Cory

755 posts in 2882 days


10-24-2009 09:18 PM

I have a chance to buy a Jet JWCS-10A cabinet saw from a guy and I’m trying to figure out what it’s worth. He says the saw is 4 or 5 years old and it looks like it’s in pretty good condition. It’s a right tilt, single phase, 120v. It includes a Shop Fox mobile base and the 30” extension table on the right side.

I’m looking for something pretty much exactly like this since I sold my little contractor’s saw. My only hesitation on it is the right tilt. Should I hold out for a left tilt saw?

thanks for your help!

Cory

-- The secret to getting ahead is getting started.


9 replies so far

View Dusty56's profile

Dusty56

11806 posts in 3151 days


#1 posted 10-24-2009 09:59 PM

As much as I love my Jet cabinet saw with left tilt , I wouldn’t hold out if the price is right and the saw meets all of your other expectations. You can get the same cutting results by sliding the fence past the blade to the left side if you’re worried about wood being trapped between the fence and the blade while making an angled cut.
Check out this LJ link for more view points http://lumberjocks.com/topics/8104

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

View Rick  Dennington's profile

Rick Dennington

5177 posts in 2657 days


#2 posted 10-25-2009 12:15 AM

Cory: If it were me, I’d hold out for a left-tilt saw. No worries on that dude. You may not have the room to slide the fence past the blade to the left, IF you only have a 30” rip capicity. How much room to the right, and how much room to the left? But—I must say I’ve never owned a Jet, so I don’t know the set-up on these saws. I’m a UniSaw man myself, so I may be way off base here. I just preferr left-tilt myself.

-- At my age, an "all--nighter" is not having to get up and pee...!!!

View knotscott's profile

knotscott

7211 posts in 2838 days


#3 posted 10-25-2009 01:48 AM

All the modern Jet cabinet saws I know of are 3hp/220v. If it’s got a 120v motor (< 2hp), odds are good it’s an early hybrid with older style table mounted trunnions and connecting rods….basically a contractor saw with an enclosed base. If it’s the model I’m thinking of, it preceded the original Super Saw, which hit the market at least 7 or 8 years ago, so the design is older than 5 years old even if he’s only owned it that long. Be sure it’s priced appropriately for what it is. How much is it?

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

View knotscott's profile

knotscott

7211 posts in 2838 days


#4 posted 10-25-2009 03:18 AM

Found some more info for you:

Jet JWCS-10A $1,000
This hybrid saw has a contractor’s-saw mechanism tucked inside a cabinet base. (The long-rail version is shown here.)

PROS
A saw with a cabinet base has better dust collection than one with an open base.With the motor tucked inside, the saw takes up less room.A cabinet base is also sturdier than an open base.

The 1-3/4-hp motor is slightly more powerful than the 1-1/2-hp motor on the Jet JWTS-10CW2 contractor’s saw and has a thermal overload button (most saws don’t).The fence has easily replaceable faces, vertical adjustment, and a good cursor and rule.

CONS
The cabinet-style base is an excellent improvement over an open base, but this saw doesn’t have two other important features we’re looking for. First, it’s a right tilt. Second, you get a tableboard rather than a cast-iron wing on the right side of the saw, although you can buy an extra cast-iron wing for $100.The switch is not magnetic, and there’s no more room around the front handwheel than on a contractor’s saw.

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

View Cory's profile

Cory

755 posts in 2882 days


#5 posted 10-25-2009 04:08 PM

Great info, guys. thanks for all your help.

If I could get it for $500 to $600 would that be a worthwhile investment? I was also thinking of ordering the Grizzly left tilt contractor’s saw. It can be had brand new for $775 and includes free shipping to my door.

-- The secret to getting ahead is getting started.

View JayPique's profile

JayPique

61 posts in 2751 days


#6 posted 10-25-2009 04:15 PM

I would hold out for a full 3hp cabinet saw. I’ve got a Jet contactor saw at home and it just doesn’t have the power or mass to do what I consider basic woodworking cuts. If you’re thinking of a smaller style saw, I’d get the Bosch saw with the pop-up roll around base to start. That way when you upgrade to a cabinet saw you’ve got a great job-site saw that’s fairly portable. I think a contractor saw just doesn’t cut it.

JP

View Dusty56's profile

Dusty56

11806 posts in 3151 days


#7 posted 10-25-2009 04:29 PM

http://www.toolking.com/steel_city_35920_10-inch_granite_cabinet_saw.aspx#
Here’s a thought for you if you have to have the left tilt : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

View DAWG's profile

DAWG

2850 posts in 2600 days


#8 posted 10-25-2009 04:55 PM

I own a Sears contractor size saw which regularly sold for $529.00, but paid alot less during a sell and also bought the floor model. I think I paid around $ 350.00 and I like this saw. With that said I’m always looking at bigger saws with 50” fence and table and big HP. My neighbor has a 5HP 50” cut Delta so I regularly can compare the difference. My suggestion if your thinking about spending $775.00 on a Grizzly is to go bigger. Some people would not buy Grizzly, but I look at their saws all the time. My choice would be either of these.

1.
2.

-- Luke 23: 42-43

View knotscott's profile

knotscott

7211 posts in 2838 days


#9 posted 10-25-2009 05:21 PM

$500-$600 would be too much IMO….it’s just too close to the real deal. < $500 maybe….offer $400 and see. Nice fence, but is otherwise a fairly average (good) saw with a good enclosure. The new Jet Proshop, Craftsman 22124, GI 50-220, Grizzly G0478 and G0661, and Steel City 36930 all has some advantages and can be had in the $700-$900 range new, all with warranties.

If you’ve got 220v, the Griz G1023SL is the cat’s meow at $889 shipped.

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

Have your say...

You must be signed in to reply.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com