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Forum topic by RobAbq posted 07-25-2017 02:23 PM 551 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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RobAbq

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07-25-2017 02:23 PM

Topic tags/keywords: 34-670 113 113299112

Hi, new here. 1st post

I need some help making a decision:

I picked up a 34-670 today on CL. It’s old but in good shape. The fence and rails look to bee in good condition and even came complete with a couple of dado sets and inserts. I paid $60 on an impulse. Do you think its worth keeping and putting some TLC into? Should I clean it up and sell it for a profit? Keep it?

That said, last year I purchased a 113. Craftsman (90’s) model for $70 bucks at a salvage store. It came with no motor or fence. Only the saw and base with two wings. I invested in a new motor, a T3 fence system. All in I have about $375-400 tied up in it. I have it running like a champ!

I think I just answered my own question, but what do you think? Should I sell both and invest in a cabinet saw that I can actually get some real dust collection on? Used Unisaw?

Thanks in advance!


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#1 posted 07-25-2017 02:36 PM

I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but I really don’t believe you will get the $375 to $400 out of that craftsman saw. It may be in great shape, but there are so many out there that the cost is low. I think you are on the right track, sell them both and invest in a cabinet saw. If you can get that craftsman up and running nicely, you will be amazed what you can do with a used cabinet saw. Best purchase I ever made. Just be ready to invest a few of your own dollars into the purchase.

Good Luck.

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#2 posted 07-25-2017 03:32 PM

Your Cman is a full size contractor saw with a decent fence. The 34-670 is a smaller compact saw with a univeral motor. I definitely think the 113 is the better saw to keep and use. You might be able to make a little lunch money on the Delta, but I wouldn’t do much more than polish it up….I doubt it’d fetch much over $100-$125. A cabinet saw is a certainly a major step up from both, but I think Dwain nailed it….the 113 isn’t likely to bring much over $250. Can’t hurt to test the waters to see what you can get, and who knows….you might just find a sweet $400 deal on an old Unisaw. Good luck and keep us posted!

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#3 posted 07-26-2017 03:20 PM

You can probably do better on the Delta by piecing it out and selling on eBay.

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#4 posted 07-26-2017 05:34 PM

Still with us RobAbq?

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#5 posted 07-26-2017 06:26 PM

I’m here. I played with the Delta yesterday. Once my hearing went back to normal, I decided I’ll flip the saw for ( hopefully) a profit. I’ve put so much love into the 113 that it’d be sad letting it go, and as stated I’ll never get out what I put in.
I’ll save my pennies to buy one of these beauts when the right one pips up.

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