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dakremer

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11-18-2015 04:28 PM

Topic tags/keywords: tablesaw table saw

http://iowacity.craigslist.org/tls/5319161471.html

Is this a cabinet saw? I’m looking to upgrade my jet contractor saw – it just doesn’t hold the blade position very well. Not very repeatable. Think this saw would fit the bill?

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#1 posted 11-18-2015 04:32 PM

Early Delta Unisaw. Pretty much the standard in cabinet saws. This one wont have modern safety features but would likely be a great machine.

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#2 posted 11-18-2015 04:33 PM

Sorry, I just bought it for $700. Just kidding. Too bad saws like cars don’t have a mileage meter or like tractors, hours used. I would give the motor good listen both at normal and under load. Also, the mechanical parts (gears, fence, etc. Measure the fence against the runners and saw blad.

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#3 posted 11-18-2015 04:38 PM

Yeah, i’d like to have more safety features. Thats definitely a draw back. My contractor saw has zero safety features so i guess it’d be about the same.

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#4 posted 11-18-2015 04:42 PM

looks like a good find, but I would strongly suggest looking at the UniFence he has for the extra $300 (if you can swing that price). 2 HP should be enough to go through just about anything (as long as the blade’s good) and it only requiring 110V is a +

Good luck!

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#5 posted 11-18-2015 05:04 PM

It is a cabinet saw, but….that’s not that great a deal. Ad says missing motor and dust cover. You can cobble something together to make a dust cover but the motor is going to set you back $300-$500 or more for a decent quality motor.
I’d advise to keep looking. Deals are out there; just be patient and stick with the Jet for now.

Just my 2 cents.

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#6 posted 11-18-2015 05:05 PM

My personal opinion is that the quality of the fence is one of the most important features in a saw. Much more important than the size of the motor. Therefore, if you add $300 for the unifence, to the asking price for the saw, you are essentially at $1k. This number approaches what a new cabinet saw from Grizzly would cost (roughly $1300). Just something to keep in mind, or use a bargaining point to get the price reduced.

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#7 posted 11-18-2015 05:06 PM

That motor has been replaced and isn’t original… usually that means the cabinet had to be cut for it to fit, but I can’t really tell from the photos. That kind of sets off a red flag for me, and it might have other issues (wrong size heater in the starter for one), but it might not be an issue – would have to ask the seller the reason/history to determine. And don’t write off that jet-lock fence… they work just fine and are pretty accurate, and I really like the micro-adjust on them. $700 is a bit high IMO though… more like a $400-$500 machine at best.

Cheers,
Brad

PS: To the comment above… it’s the motor cover that’s missing, not the motor itself :)

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#8 posted 11-18-2015 05:27 PM

Depends how much money you are willing to spend. My opinion: I would not buy this saw. Missing parts would cost you time and/or money to replace. If you are willing to spend more and can wait you will probably find a better saw.

-- Julian

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#9 posted 11-18-2015 05:55 PM

I’m with Julian on this one… I’d pass it up. But I’d also add that if you can wait and are willing to spend less money, you can find a better deal :)

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - To be old and wise, you must first be young and stupid

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#10 posted 11-18-2015 06:56 PM


looks like a good find, but I would strongly suggest looking at the UniFence he has for the extra $300 (if you can swing that price). 2 HP should be enough to go through just about anything (as long as the blade s good) and it only requiring 110V is a +

Good luck!

- Tooch

+ 1000 on the unifence.

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#11 posted 11-18-2015 07:05 PM

Too much. I’d pass.

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#12 posted 11-18-2015 07:19 PM



Cheers,
Brad

PS: To the comment above… it s the motor cover that s missing, not the motor itself :)

- MrUnix

Read the ad again. His description says (missing motor and dust cover….easy find,

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dakremer

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#13 posted 11-18-2015 07:44 PM

I think I’m going to pass. While it would definitely be an upgrade from what I have. It doesn’t have the safety features. I’d have to spend ever more to get the better fence, etc. Might as well save up a little bit more and get a new saw. I can hold off a little longer…..patience Doug….patience….

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#14 posted 11-18-2015 08:23 PM

Read the ad again. His description says (missing motor and dust cover….easy find,

Yup… the motor cover and dust cover are missing – as shown in the pictures. Although, the original goose egg motor cover isn’t really an ‘easy find’, but plastic ones are. Check the pictures, it obviously has a motor (although not an original RI that it should have).. And if it was missing, I doubt the seller would be calling it a 2hp 110v single phase machine.

To the OP… don’t give up and go buy a new piece of plastic and paper thin sheet metal just yet… you already have a saw, use that to your advantage. With a little patience, you can find a real saw for a fraction of the price of new. Splitters (including the disappearing splitter for a Unisaw) and blade guards are readily available for older machines if that is your only concern.

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - To be old and wise, you must first be young and stupid

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#15 posted 11-18-2015 08:50 PM

Ah HA! So you think he means missing both COVERs! The motor cover and the dust cover?

I read it to mean it was missing the motor, and the duct cover…. my bad

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