|Forum topic by Mark Briley||posted 01-15-2010 09:19 AM||8442 views||0 times favorited||8 replies|
01-15-2010 09:19 AM
I’ve been putting off purchasing a table saw for almost a year now, but I’m now in the market for a nice quality cabinet saw. My budget is around the 1k range, so I’ve been looking at the Grizzlies. I want a good, accurate saw for furniture building that’ll be within that price range and the Grizzlies seem to fit the bill.
He’s missing the entire blade guard which I priced today at Grizzly and it would be $75.00 to order the entire assembly, but he’s throwing in a Shop Fox wheeled base for it which he never put together.
I didn’t check the runout since I met him in his garage and it was cold and dark out – I’m not sure if that would really matter since I know the top and fence will need some fine tuning anyway once I got it back to my place. I’ve heard that sometimes the wings can be warped, but that’s yet another thing I didn’t check.
Not knowing a whole lot about table saws I told him I’d think about it and contact him in a few days if I was still interested. I’m not sure what a person can mess up on a table saw, but I don’t want to buy it and once I get home find out something expensive needs to be replaced.
It seems like it’s a good price, but is there anything that I should look out for or check before making him an offer? Any advice would be appreciated…
-- Mark, Utah