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batqub

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02-11-2010 03:04 PM

Hi, everybody. I am a new in this site, just signed up. Although I am not new to woodworking I am completely new to internet forums and all that. After long readings I decided start with not so appropriate beginning, hopefully you all won`t judge me hard. I live in Mongolia( Asia, between China and Russia). I make my living doing finishing carpentry, but we here in desparate lack of quality tools and materials. I wish I could have your problems! (such as missalighned T slots, returning scratched parts, dust coming out from gaps, etc…) we simply not there yet. I am realy tired dealing with made in china tools, so I have some Dewalt and Craftsman cordless combos and Woodmaster planner machine from US. so far very happy with those.
Now I need a table saw preferably ridgid3660 or this kind of saw, could be cabinet style. My budget is around 200-400$. It`ll grow to something around 1000$ when it reaches here. Location near San Fancisco. Have a friend there, he knows how to send it to me.
So… should anyone sell one, please let me know.
Thank YOU. Bat. (it is my real name)
P.S. hope to become a permanent here

-- if somebody else can do it, you can do it too


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nailbanger2

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#1 posted 02-11-2010 03:38 PM

Welcome to LJ’s Bat! I wish you luck in finding your saw, I’m still looking for mine.

Let me take this opportunity to remark on your excellent English. I may be assuming too much, but is English your second language? I have never been able to master another tongue, so am impressed with people who do.

-- Wish I were Norm's Nephew

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#2 posted 02-11-2010 04:09 PM

Have your friend check ebay.com and craigslist in his area to see if any are available cheaply there. Good luck and welcome to LJ’s.

-- Kelly -- Common Sense, Isn't Common to Everyone. - Me

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#3 posted 02-11-2010 06:13 PM

Hi Batqub
Welcome to LJs
I can’t help but wonder if shipping will cost more than your budget for the saw? If shipping isn’t an issue
one member said that she got a good deal on Harbor freight saw (typically low end tools), but I think they are still there cost is a little above your $400 top price. here’s a link.

http://search.harborfreight.com/cpisearch/web/search.do?keyword=table+saw&Submit=Go

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#4 posted 02-11-2010 09:09 PM

Hi Bat
Welcome to LJ’s and please ask questions to deal with things most of us have not had to deal with before…our good fortune. I spent sometime in coastal cities all through Asia and mid Pacific islands in the 1960’s with the US Navy. I can appreciate the challenges but then I know things are changing but never fast enough…Right?

There is a website devoted to importers/buyers for most of the world that comes out of Asian manufacturers. I was on it once…and I was amazed at the variety and quality of the tools. They are mostly power machines that would work in small shops to major machinery for manufacturing purposes. I haven’t been on the site for a long time and I don’t know it’s name but if go to import/export woodworking machines you will get into it sooner or later.
I remember that some of the machines were using voltages and hertz that I was unfamiliar with and that would cause you a serious amount of work to convert it into something you can use in your area.

Good luck with your quest for a table saw…I have several but then…I am a long way from you.

-- WoodyG

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batqub

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#5 posted 02-12-2010 10:10 AM

Hello to you all, thanks for wellcoming and replyes.
well, let me start with this.
this is a great site, more I spend time here more I am in to it. And it is amazing how world is small. I have yet to explore the site and add my profile, but I was so glad to get replyes, so jumped to write this staight away. probably the other reason is that no one around me share my interest in woodworking and looks like I can find here same minded people.
my English is not that good, it`s my 3d language. actualy there is a 4th, I guess I just got lucky with that.

About a table saw, I found used one. did not found any reviews on that. ridgid TS2424 asking 250$ . if you know anything would be glad to read some ideas.
I have to rely on your reviews and comments because I have never seen this saw alive so to speak, nor know nobody who used these kind of saws. I have self made table saw, as you can imagine it`s far from being accurate and safe. well its ok with crosscuttings and ripping I make on my Woodmaster, but….....
we have single phase 220V and 3 phase 380V 50Hz. induction motors that running on60Hz loosing some power but not much maybe 10-15%. but anyway I have good motors to replace, so no worrys on that one.
I already used to adobting different things to one another, making jigs and all that. time consuming, but makes brain go.
oh, almost forgot. I am thinking to ad to the saw incra fence, not right away but a year later hopefully. It`s another reason looking for a cheap saw. the saw can not be too heavy, due to the weight and volume cost, unless it`s very cheap. any suggestions on that?

-- if somebody else can do it, you can do it too

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#6 posted 03-31-2010 04:26 PM

Have a huge table saw useful for cabinet makers, sawmills, or construction companies. it’s a TANNEWITZ 5 horsepower, 3 phase, 16” tablesaw.

all the accessories (jigs, extra blades, wrenches) . perfect working order…. for sale if interested please email…. located in Burns Harbor, Indiana…......

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#7 posted 03-31-2010 08:37 PM

Grizzly 1023 5hp 3phase? $600

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batqub

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#8 posted 04-06-2010 03:49 PM

Thank you guys,
I`ve already bought a saw

-- if somebody else can do it, you can do it too

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