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Charles Holland

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07-07-2016 11:09 PM

I don’t know much about Jet saws. I found this saw for $200 at a pawn shop. it’s got some rust but it feels really solid and beefy. is it worth it?


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Bill White

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#1 posted 07-07-2016 11:18 PM

Splitter, fence, other accessories?
Gonna take a bunch of cleaning, new belt, and maybe even bearings.
$200.00 is too much in my eyes.
Bill

-- bill@magraphics.us

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Charles Holland

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#2 posted 07-07-2016 11:32 PM

the fence is there. I didn’t recall a splitter. it was outside in a storage container and unfortunately it was facing the wrong way. the cleaning I wouldn’t mind. I’ve been wanting to fix up some tools. I currently have ridgid r4513 job site saw. it’s nice but I’m kind of outgrowing it. I’m unemployed so I can’t buy the new grizzly, powermatic , or sawstop that I desire. no accessories except the saw


Splitter, fence, other accessories?
Gonna take a bunch of cleaning, new belt, and maybe even bearings.
$200.00 is too much in my eyes.
Bill

- Bill White


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firefighterontheside

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#3 posted 07-07-2016 11:57 PM

Wow, a craigslist search of Mobile didn’t yield anything better. I just looked. That could be a good saw, but I would offer less. 200 is a bit high, at least for the St. Louis market.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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Charles Holland

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#4 posted 07-08-2016 12:01 AM

I can’t find anything down here. I was thinking this might be nice even with the rust. just out of curiosity I went to cl Atlanta. there was some good stuff. but a lot was high. This one guy did have a practically brand new Ridgid Ts 350 that wasn’t even assembled for 225 I think. I love my job site saw. but I’m ready for a real saw. I wish I had a job so I could just buy one.


Wow, a craigslist search of Mobile didn t yield anything better. I just looked. That could be a good saw, but I would offer less. 200 is a bit high, at least for the St. Louis market.

- firefighterontheside


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loiblb

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#5 posted 07-08-2016 12:40 AM

I had a Jet contractor for years. It was a good saw. I think the arbor was long enough for a dado. Sold it and bought a 3hp cabinet saw.

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MikesProjects

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#6 posted 07-08-2016 03:26 AM

I think its worth it if the motor & switch work good. Yes its a bit of a project but thats part of the fun. A link belt from the freight runs about $20+, you will need one because I am certain this one has a bendy spot from sitting & will cause the saw to vibrate…. This is a jet which is pretty okay. Also be sure the fence works good, when the fence is locked into position be sure it is tight. Almost everything else can be adjusted. It wouldn’t hurt to offer $160 & take it from there. Think about the new junk you could buy from the box stores for roughly the same price, this is far superior to that.

-- -Mike, Southern California, YouTube User ( Give & Take )

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Charles Holland

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#7 posted 07-08-2016 03:27 AM

cool I’ll keep that in mind Mike. thanks

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ScottM

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#8 posted 07-08-2016 12:11 PM

I check craigslist every once in a while too Charles and never find anything worthwhile in this area… I’ve thought about checking pawn shops but never found the time.

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toolie

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#9 posted 07-08-2016 03:14 PM

That jet is a right tilt. That would rule it out for me. All newer saws are left tilt. According to either wood smith or Shopnotes magazine, left tilts are safer when it comes to narrow bevel rips.

-- there's a solution to every problem.......you just have to be willing to find it.

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Charles Holland

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#10 posted 07-08-2016 03:17 PM

cool. I’ll leave it alone.i don’t have any cash anyways.


That jet is a right tilt. That would rule it out for me. All newer saws are left tilt. According to either wood smith or Shopnotes magazine, left tilts are safer when it comes to narrow bevel rips.

- toolie


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runswithscissors

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#11 posted 07-08-2016 08:45 PM

Here’s a thought concerning narrow bevel rips: move the fence to the left of the blade. Been doing it for years. Works fine.

-- I admit to being an adrenaline junky; fortunately, I'm very easily frightened

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MrUnix

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#12 posted 07-08-2016 09:16 PM


Here s a thought concerning narrow bevel rips: move the fence to the left of the blade. Been doing it for years. Works fine.
- runswithscissors

Yup.. it’s not rocket science :) And as a added benefit, on a right tilt machine, the tape measure scale for your fence will always be accurate regardless of blade width (or even a dado stack).

Cheers,
Brad

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

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Woodchuck2010

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#13 posted 07-08-2016 10:17 PM

I had that same model saw. It was in better shape though. I had it for about 23 Years. Good saw. I sold it for $400 this year.

-- Chuck, Michigan,

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Charles Holland

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#14 posted 07-09-2016 02:00 AM

nice! I’m not scared of the right tilt. I rarely make bevel cuts. although I want to eventually make metered boxes. then I’d use a sled anyways. I just don’t think I can score the cash.they act like they want to get rid of it so I probably could get it cheaper. but I don’t even have a dollar. I was asking here because I’m banking on them still having it in a month or so.


I had that same model saw. It was in better shape though. I had it for about 23 Years. Good saw. I sold it for $400 this year.

- Woodchuck2010


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drzaius

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#15 posted 07-10-2016 01:15 AM

I had that saw & sold it about a year ago for $400 Cdn. It had a 52” Bies fence & was in excellent condition. I carefully dialed it in when I got it & it stayed that way for the 15 – 20 years I had it. Really good contractor’s saw. Not terribly powerful though. Given the condition & lousy fence, I think that’s about $100 too much.

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