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Forum topic by SwampDonkey772 posted 05-16-2016 08:39 PM 479 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-16-2016 08:39 PM

I am looking for a new saw. Found one on CL. A TSC-10. Minor surface rust. It’s 80 bucks. Can anyone tell me anything about it and if it’s a good deal


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#1 posted 05-16-2016 08:48 PM

The “TSC-10” was sold under a lot of different brands and is basically a generic imported contractor saw.

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Brad

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#2 posted 05-17-2016 03:12 AM

Hey thanks Brad. Here I thought it was a good deal. I think I’m going to gain some very useful knowledge from this website

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#3 posted 05-17-2016 03:35 AM

I have a Grizzly branded TSC-10 circa 1985. Solid saw. Got mine for pretty much free ( http://lumberjocks.com/topics/31328 ) but if yours is in decent shape and has an adequate fence I wouldn’t hesitate dropping 80 bucks on it.

The only issue I’ve had with it is with a dadoe stack on the original arbor. See here – http://lumberjocks.com/topics/39853

That problem was solved with a call to Grizzly, ~30 bucks, and a couple hours of wrenching. See here – http://lumberjocks.com/topics/50091

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#4 posted 05-17-2016 03:52 AM

Here are some pictures. Like i said i have no Cloe what to look at or for when it comes to a used saw

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#5 posted 05-17-2016 04:51 AM

The table definitely will need to be cleaned up along with the t-slots. I’ve never let surface rust be a big determining factor. I’m not sure about that fence though. Mine came with a nice after market fence installed but he still had the original fence as per what’s on yours. It might be fine, I don’t know. I think most guys would tell you that it will need to be replaced. Even the best saw with a lousy fence is a lousy saw. Now you’re looking at another couple c-notes. So we’re getting up to 300 bucks for a adequate but nothing special 30 year old saw. As is you’re probably not going to find much more for 80 bucks (offer 50) Might want to look around and see what else 300 bucks will buy.

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#6 posted 05-17-2016 09:31 AM

The TSC-10 is a basic contractor saw made by Mao Shan in Taiwan. Similar saws were marketed under several names – Grizzly, Bridgewood, Jet, PM, GI, Omega, AFF, Ohio Forge, and many others. Solid right tilt saws modeled after the old Delta contractor saw design. Some had steel wings, some had grated cast iron. The basic stock fence wasn’t much to write home about, but the PM models sometimes offer a Vega clone. The motors were pretty stout. Very upgradeable saw….it’s pretty easy to add a better fence, solid wings, new belts, new motor, guard, etc.

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#7 posted 05-17-2016 11:15 AM

That’s pretty rusty. The motor and handwheels are probably worth $80. I’d offer $50.

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#8 posted 05-17-2016 01:06 PM

Yall are right. Im upgrading from a BS cman bench top saw so anything is an upgrade. That saw is an 8 hour round trip away. So track on another 200 in fuel. I’ll look for something closer

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