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jonnybrophy

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03-28-2017 08:26 PM

Topic tags/keywords: tablesaw printers saw noob money

Found this pretty cool table saw not too far from where i live
Here
I think this is really cool!
I currently have a black and decker firestorm, so this might be a little bit of an upgrade.
My largest concerns are weight, and what kinda power it runs on, I really only have 120 available to me.
Thanks in advance!

P.S. I’m an avid beginner looking to upgrade tools

-- "If she dont find ya handsome, she better find ya handy"


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Loren

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#1 posted 03-28-2017 08:31 PM

They are around 300lb. I think.

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#2 posted 03-28-2017 08:33 PM

oh wow,
so i cant stick this in my minivan and drive it home?
Is there a table saw you recommend for beginners like myself?
I want something accurate and compatible with jigs(i would love a sliding saw,but i dont see that happening)

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#3 posted 03-28-2017 08:33 PM

Those saws were made for the printing industry and used in press shops and newspapers to cut lead but will work with wood. It’s really just a crosscut saw and not made for ripping so unless you get it for pretty much free I would pass.

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#4 posted 03-28-2017 08:34 PM

oh ok thanks dhazelton

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#5 posted 03-28-2017 08:36 PM

Can you get two people into the back of your minivan? That’s 300 pounds. IF you have to have it you back your van up to it, strap a sheet of plywood to it, tip it into the van and start pushing. Wear steel toed shoes.

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#6 posted 03-28-2017 08:37 PM

Yeah i can get up to 5 ppl in the back
hmm now im rethinking

I might contact him and ask for cheap, if he says no then ill walk

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#7 posted 03-28-2017 08:38 PM

I have a printer’s saw. I like it a lot. I use it for
cutting tiny wood parts and aluminum. If you
get a look at the material clamp you’ll see why.

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#8 posted 03-28-2017 08:40 PM

So, should i even bother with this?
I really just need a new table saw, and didn’t realize this was strictly crosscuts.

My plan is to get a decent table saw, then use that for dimensioning all my lumber, until i can afford a jointer,planer, etc

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#9 posted 03-28-2017 08:42 PM

I did find this
Is that saw any good?

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#10 posted 03-28-2017 08:45 PM

A lot of people will say run from Craftsman, and a lot of people do great work with them. I’m not familiar with that fence but someone here will know. You can remove one wing and put a router table into it. I don’t see a price but that’s probably a $100-$150 saw. I wouldn’t pay more than that.

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#11 posted 03-28-2017 08:47 PM

Thank you!
I guess ill keep looking until i find something reliably decent

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#12 posted 03-28-2017 08:51 PM

I would not buy that craftsman, their quality has really gone down. I would recommend buying that printer saw, stripping the rust off it and restoring it. They are useful to have and will work for projects to keep you busy. Plus the resale is great if it is all nice and shiny. Those old school woodworking machines are workhorses and rarely break down if they are not neglected.

If you are looking for a moderately priced table saw to start on, I recommend the RIGID hybrid saw:

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

Most of the complaints on this saw is the difficulty in adjusting the fence, but I bought a miter slot gauge holder and a digital caliper and it adjusts just fine. Heavy table and easy to assemble. Good duct on the bottom to clear wood chips with a 1/2hp grizzly dust collector that I have. Eventually I will upgrade to a cabinet saw, but for now, this does EVERYTHING I need it to do. I ended up getting a planer and jointer, so now all my projects dimensions are perfect.

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jonnybrophy

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#13 posted 03-28-2017 08:54 PM

Thanks LD02802!
I might get the printer saw
if i do i will definitely post it, i now just have to get my parents on board(hmmmm)

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#14 posted 03-28-2017 10:53 PM

I love old machinery and I think that is a cool saw. When they say you can’t rip, that means there is no fence to do that with but if you want to rip a short board, you can do that and use the sliding side to run the board on. You’re limited on the travel of the table though as to how long a piece you can rip.
One benefit of that though is that will leave a straight line and you won’t have to run the edge through a jointer.

You might need to figure out a way to add dust collection as it doesn’t look like there’s something there.

I’m a bit odd but I would get that and just use it as a way of doing multiple cuts for some of my projects in conjunction with a regular table saw for doing the longer rips. Not everyone has the room I do though but if you have the room, I’d go for it.

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#15 posted 03-29-2017 12:48 AM

I upgraded my table saw a few months ago, and I would advise you to set a budget for your purchase, then reduce that amount by $80 so you can get a great new blade.

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