Saw Stop Jobsite saw for sale, one week old

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Forum topic by Scott Oldre posted 09-13-2015 12:50 PM 2213 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Scott Oldre

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09-13-2015 12:50 PM

Topic tags/keywords: saw stop jobsite sale

I bought a sawstop jobsite saw for my father in Rochester, MN, because he’d cut his hand and then his finger on his old rickety cheap saw within 7 months of each other (80 years old). Bought the jobsite because he makes crosses to give away, ALL DAY LONG, but he just isn’t safe anymore, so thought this would be the ticket.

Being the crochety old codger that he is, he was upset that we sprung the top of the line jobsite saw on him and wouldn’t even let the delivery guy show him how it worked. He did hear that it wasn’t good in wet wood, and he cuts a lot of tree branches on a diagonal to use as backgrounds for his small crosses. So, stubborn old fool, went directly to the wet wood, tripped the saw, and said I can’t use this thing.

So, I have a one week old saw, used maybe 15 minutes, with one trip on it’s life. Was bought from Thomas Tools in Rochester, MN, but would like to avoid the restocking fees.

First $1100 gets it. They sell for 1299 to 1399. Just PM me if you’re interested.



-- Scott, Irmo SC

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#1 posted 09-13-2015 05:39 PM

When people get to that age, they have to be protected from themselves, whether they like it or not. I know it’s a difficult thing to deal with. You wouldn’t let a child use a dangerous tool like a saw. People become more child like as they get older and often have to be treated as a child for their own good. It sounds to me that a scheduled visit from his local minister/pastor might be in order to speak to your father about the dangers of using a saw. BTW, I will be 81 next month and I still work around dangerous machines, but we are all different in our mental state.

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#2 posted 09-13-2015 06:07 PM

I ♡ your dad.
That’s how I would act.
Sorry, I won’t buy but your story made me smile (except that cut hand part).

-- Don't blame me, I voted for no one.

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Mark Wilson

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#3 posted 09-14-2015 05:49 AM

Scott, my Dad will be 90 in November. I feel you, Brother. My Dad still drives his car, but doesn’t mess with the machinery. It wouldn’t bother me much if he did, though, because he ran punch presses all his working life. He has a proper respect for things that make noise. That, and the fact that his old hands are so gnarly, he can’t operate anything more complex than a newspaper. I already have a Sawstop that I’m still paying for. Good luck.

-- Mark

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#4 posted 04-06-2016 06:40 AM

I know this is an older post but I don’t see that it was sold. Still available?

-- Wood is awesome.

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#5 posted 04-06-2016 09:26 AM

Paint it a bright green and put Ryobi decals on it, and hope he doesn’t figure it out! ;-)

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

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Scott Oldre

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#6 posted 04-27-2016 01:14 PM

Sorry, forgot all about it. Ended up send it back to the vendor and taking a pretty massive loss for restocking. SOLD SOLD SOLD

-- Scott, Irmo SC

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#7 posted 04-27-2016 04:12 PM

“When people get to that age, they have to be protected from themselves”

G Ron, You missed your calling. You could have been a great politician.

-- Alaskan's for Global warming!

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#8 posted 04-29-2016 05:41 AM

Why would anyone go to a minister or pastor for advice about using table saws? Unless the guy is a woodworker himself.

-- I admit to being an adrenaline junky; fortunately, I'm very easily frightened

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