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Forum topic by edgarO posted 07-08-2010 04:02 AM 1068 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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edgarO

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07-08-2010 04:02 AM

I am a newb and do not know what saw this is. Can somebody ID it.
Also is it a good saw. thanks in advance fellas.
http://houston.craigslist.org/tls/1830496171.html
Ok


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knotscott

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#1 posted 07-08-2010 04:58 AM

Well worth $100 if it runs and is in good shape. The motor alone should be worth close to the asking price.

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#2 posted 07-08-2010 05:04 AM

Snatch it upand never look back! plus, if you show him 85 bucks, he will probably bite! lol

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#3 posted 07-08-2010 05:11 AM

yeah I am gonna try to go look at it tomorrow. its about an hr away. if it runs good will be picking it up. Thanks for the quick responses guys. I love this place.

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#4 posted 07-08-2010 05:26 AM

That looks exactly like my onlder Delta contractor saw. Of course, Rockwell is what eventually became Delta. I have been very pleased with my saw. Take your time tuning it up. You can probably download an operators manual and parts breakdown at www.deltaportercable.com. I would bet that parts are still mostly readily available. You also might want to invest in some sort of a safety switch to install on it. I installed one that mounts on the underside of my fence that has a big red paddle so that I can easily shut the saw down with my knee, or whatever is handy. Also, take a look at my shop pictures and see how I made a router table to replace one extension and then made a melamine table to replace the other. I much prefer the slicker surface to those stamped steel extension wings like the saw is pictured with.

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#5 posted 07-08-2010 09:47 PM

I have a newer version but basically the same saw and I’m very happy with it. I purchased it for $60 which was a steal. If it runs well I would go for it. Also check the belt to see if it’s cracked or worn as that will cost about $30 I think. You can see it by removing the insert. Good luck!

-- Russ

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#6 posted 07-08-2010 09:58 PM

looks like a great deal on a Rockwelll contractors saw. It’s made with sheet metal wings and a light stand so you can throw it in the truck and take it to the jobsite. This model was the first table saw I ever bought. Used it for years until I went into cabinet making and moved up to Powermatic. The only issue was the poorly designed fence; usually had to measure front and back of the blade to get it straight.

-- vicrider

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edgarO

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#7 posted 07-09-2010 04:53 PM

thanks for the advice guys. but it looks like its a nogo. I have been trying to get in touch with the owner but he does not answer my emails. It would be nice to know if he sold it. but oh well theres always more.

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