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John

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11-10-2007 02:56 AM

Hey guys, I just came from a moving sale. The guy is selling all sorts of tools – basically his entire shop! Everything is only 5 or 6 years old and all appears to be in good shape. My question is this:

He has a Jet Table Saw, only 6 years old, but I can’t tell what it is worth. It is a contractor saw, he believes, and it is model number JWTS-10JF. Does anyone have an idea what this is worth? I couldn’t find any iformation about it on line. What it sold for new? I can get a new Jet table saw at Rockler (not the same model though), on sale for $399 – down from $699. Any advice would be VERY helpful. Would you buy it???

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#1 posted 11-10-2007 03:18 AM

What kind of accessories are with it. Extra blades and jigs etc. That might make it worth more to you.

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kjwoodworking

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#2 posted 11-10-2007 03:26 AM

Hi John

I found this at shopping com looking up JWTS-10JF

Jet 10” Contractor – Style Tablesaw with Jet Fence – 708301K
Price Range: $650.00 – $871.00 at 3 stores

Jet 10” Contractor-Style Tablesaw with Jet Fence – 708301K 10” Contractor-Style Tablesaw with Jet Fence Features Convenient rail mounted on-off switch Extruded aluminum front guide rail allows 30” rip to the right and 12” to the left Exclusive design 30” Micro GlideT Fence, a quick release precision rip fence… More
Jet 10” Contractor-Style Tablesaw with Jet Fence – 708301K 10” Contractor-Style Tablesaw with Jet Fence Features Convenient rail mounted on-off switch Extruded aluminum front guide rail allows 30” rip to the right and 12” to the left Exclusive design 30” Micro GlideT Fence, a quick release precision rip fence Under-cabinet dust collection hood includes a 4” diameter hookup Completely prewired, including a unique quick-connect motor-to-switch plug for easy setup Totally enclosed fan cooled motor includes overload protection and is UL listed Finish ground, heavy-duty cast iron table with T-style mitre gauge slots and beveled front edge Deluxe mitre gauge includes an extra long bar for larger cross cutting capacity Extra heavy-duty trunnions support a cast iron blade arbor housing featuring two precision ball bearings Forged one-piece precision ground arbor allows minimal blade runout Specifications Model: JWTS-10JF Blade Diameter (in): 10 Arbor Diameter (in): 5/8 Max Depth of Minimize

hope this helps!!

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Douglas Bordner

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#3 posted 11-10-2007 04:14 AM

Cast iron wings? What’s the guy asking?

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#4 posted 11-10-2007 04:33 AM

cast wings is a good question…also what fence does it have? And not to parrot Douglas but, what does he want for it???

Looks like jet is closing this model out and that’s why it’s on sale at Rockler…if the pic at Rockler is correct it has cast wings, and for $400 it’s a good deal, a buddy of mine bought this saw with steel wings at a surplus outfit (that we really like) for $450, while the retail model was $600 two years ago.

The closeout price could give you some leverage on negotiating a price with the moving sale guy…if it’s the same saw that Kirk got the info on above, getting that saw for $300 would be good, and anything less would be great! Of course he could always say, “Just go buy the one from Rockler!” to which you could reply, “okay!”

Be careful though because there is a Jet model out there that is not made to the same standard as the contractor saw described above. It is the equivalent of the cheaper 1990s Craftsman (like I have). It’s tell tale mark is the yellow plastic insert set into the cast table just in front of the blade insert…It would have a cast table, stamped steel wings and an aluminum fence and fence rails. The Jet fence is another story…much more solid and I would imagine…accurate.

-- Dorje (pronounced "door-jay"), Seattle, WA

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#5 posted 11-10-2007 04:40 AM

By the way the model that you listed above in your orignal post IS the same model as the Rockler one…if you look down to where they show the “ORDER” information…

I bet that additional “CW2” just means it has two cast iron wings! And that would be great!

-- Dorje (pronounced "door-jay"), Seattle, WA

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#6 posted 11-10-2007 06:38 AM

My first Jet table saw had the stamped steel wings and it was fine. Cast iron is better but the steel wings weren’t bad and the saw overall was just a really good saw.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com

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Dorje

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#7 posted 11-10-2007 07:38 AM

I have steel wings too…and they are fine, but they are only the same height of the table around the edges…the center is lower.

The Jet steel wings have a grid pattern which keeps the height of the wing consistent over most of the surface. A better steel wing I suppose.

-- Dorje (pronounced "door-jay"), Seattle, WA

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Douglas Bordner

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#8 posted 11-10-2007 11:20 AM

Not to hijack the thread, but the “Align-a-cut” (the yellow disk that lets you cross cut from both miter slots and scribe the exact width of the blade as a reference) is back on some newer model Jet TSs.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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Sawdust2

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#9 posted 11-11-2007 04:00 AM

I’ve got the Jet 10” contractor saw. Bought it so long ago from a “part time” dealer (not out of his trunk) so I got a good price. Probably less than $200 more than 10 years ago.

Have the steel wings. But I got the Jet Xacta fence two years ago (used, for $150) so the right side is now part of an extension table that holds my router. Prior to that never had a problem with steel wings.

It will last if you take care of it.

-- No piece is cut too short. It was meant for a smaller project.

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#10 posted 11-12-2007 08:05 PM

Guys, thanks a bunch for your input. He is asking $600, which is way overpriced considering the closeout on this model. He does have a few accessories, and I’m sure he is factoring these in, along with his original purchase price, when he arrives at his asking price. All of his tools together total about $1,925. So, I’m thinking of offering him $1,200 in an “I’ll take it all” type of offer, AFTER explaining that the saw isn’t quite as valuable as he thinks. I’ll let you know how it turns out. Any thoughts…

John

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#11 posted 11-13-2007 06:47 AM

Hope you make a score here.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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