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Forum topic by Jaison posted 03-27-2017 01:58 PM 383 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Jaison

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03-27-2017 01:58 PM

Topic tags/keywords: tablesaw

I’m looking at buying my first table saw for hobby woodworking. I don’t want a portable jobsite, because I won’t be moving it, just rolling it around the garage from time to time.

A guy is offering a Mao Shan, model MS-10L. Made in 1997. $500.
http://www.kijiji.ca/v-power-tool/city-of-halifax/ms-10l-table-saw/1249839424?enableSearchNavigationFlag=true

I can’t find much about it, I know that Mao shan is the manufacturer of many brands saws, but I don’t have a clue what they would have sold for, maybe 700 to 1000 as far as listing price? after 20 years, what is this worth?

Looks to be a decent fence on this saw compared to some of the base jets I have looked at so far. I almost bought a jwts-10jf around the same age, but the guy wouldn’t budge from 400. Another guy sold his jcs-10 for 400 when I wouldn’t pay that.

If anyone can offer and opinion on this model I’d be very appreciative.

Also, note this is in Canadian currency.

Seems very difficult to find a reasonably priced contractor saw in my area. I’ve been looking for about a month now. Should I be considering new? If so what do you recommend. Budget it at most 1000, but I am a total newb so don’t really want to spend that fi I don’t have to.


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#1 posted 03-28-2017 05:31 PM

I bought my first last year and it is a RIGID hybrid saw. Around the same price, cast iron table and a solid aluminum fence. I have done miters, dado’s, all you can think of on it and it has never failed me. Easy to adjust the fence and a good dust port on the bottom for your dust collector(or a shop vac if that’s what you have). Also has a wide opening on the side if you want to put an accessory table.

https://www.amazon.com/RIDGID-R4512-13-Amp-Cast-IronTable/dp/B0090LHEJA/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1490722178&sr=8-3&keywords=ridgid+table+saw

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#2 posted 03-28-2017 07:51 PM

Can you post a pic of the saw? The link gives me the run around. $500 seems steep for anything from Mao Shan that old unless it’s an industrial cabinet saw.

Laguna Platinum 3hp $1000 – https://maine.craigslist.org/tls/6004116990.html

Delta w/Biese fence – $375 – https://maine.craigslist.org/tls/5973377937.html

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