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Forum topic by ba_titan posted 12-10-2009 08:26 AM 2093 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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ba_titan

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12-10-2009 08:26 AM

Found this Craftsman Saw on craigslist near my house. Searched but can’t find any reviews or opinions on it.

Any one know much about this model? Looking to buy my first table saw in many years!

Thanks!

Craftaman Model no. 152.221040

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http://tulsa.craigslist.org/tls/1501175656.html

Oh, also wanted to say Thank You for the “welcomes” when I joined! This place is addictive!


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#1 posted 12-10-2009 08:52 AM

I used Craftsman saws for many years. My older Craftsman table saw (circa 1971) is still being used (and abused) by my step son and I’m still using a Craftsman radial arm saw I got in 1968. With care and maintenance they work well for the home or hobby user. Sears maintains their available replacement parts for many years. A quick check showed it has a 1.5 hp motor which is adequate for most table saw work. (Motor replacement cost $350) Motors last a long time so if it runs well when you check it don’t worry.

As represented by the picture it doesn’t look like it has been neglected or abused. I have no idea what a fair price would be. You can check the cost of new saws and check other listings in eBay and other Craiglist sites to see what similar saws are selling for. If it fits you needs and budget, go for it.

-- Les B, Oregon

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#2 posted 12-10-2009 09:25 AM

You might find this useful…http://www.finewoodworking.com/ToolGuide/ToolGuideProduct.aspx?id=5736&tab=_user

its a review on Fine Woodworking about it, lot of very positive in-depth review by people who have it (a few negative, always good to see both sides of it),

Also there is a review on it (actually its cousin the 22114, same basic saw i believe, just some different details and accessories) in one of Wood Magazines special editions, the September “Best-Ever Tablesaw Jigs, Tips, and Ideas” where they review a bunch of hybrid tablesaws (I remembered cuz I was drooling over them LOL, just went back to look it up) where the Craftsman got a very positive review, it was one of the slowest cutting in the test (against Deltas, Jets, Shop Fox, DeWalts, etc) but otherwise sounded damn solid.

Brand new Sears sells it for around $700 ($1100 for the model with all the bells and whistles).

-- - Jei, Rockford IL - When in doubt, spray it with WD-40 and wrap it with duct tape. The details will attend to themselves.

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ba_titan

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#3 posted 12-10-2009 10:12 AM

Thanks! May try to go look at it tomorrow.

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