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wlaner3013

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08-15-2017 03:10 PM

Topic tags/keywords: tablesaw

Hello! My name is Warren and I just joined the forum. I am also very new to woodworking. It started with a few small projects around the house and pretty much have been hooked from there. I have a decent arsenal of tools to accomplish most small tasks. The one thing I dont have right now that would make things much easier is the TABLE SAW. I have read so many reviews and ratings on the latest and greatest in this department. The main saws I have researched are the R4512, Delta 36-725, and the extremely tempting sawstop, but I feel that it would be better, as this is my first table saw, to find a nice used saw for now and save the money for the big boy later. I have scoured all through craigslist and in the local area and the two links below I believe are the best offerings at the moment. I would greatly appreciate any input or thoughts. One is a delta and the other a craftsman. They seem to be in really good shape for the age

https://stlouis.craigslist.org/tls/d/table-saw-delta-shopmaster/6263130779.html

https://stlouis.craigslist.org/tls/d/craftsman-10-table-saw/6262453599.html


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Gaffneylumber

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#1 posted 08-15-2017 03:19 PM

I’d stay away from the Delta TS300. It’s not a full size saw (22” table length instead of 27”). The craftsman you posted is a decent little saw and the price isn’t terrible.

-- Grayson - South Carolina

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#2 posted 08-15-2017 03:35 PM

I have a bigger delta I would sell cheap but you are a bit from me

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Fred Hargis

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#3 posted 08-15-2017 04:01 PM

Welcome to the forums! Others are much better for your question than I, so I’ll just say “hello”.

-- Our village hasn't lost it's idiot, he was elected to congress.

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#4 posted 08-15-2017 04:08 PM

I would venture to say you can get the Craftsman for less than the asking price. Seller will usually come down some.

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#5 posted 08-15-2017 07:07 PM



The main saws I have researched are the R4512, Delta 36-725, and the extremely tempting sawstop, but I feel that it would be better, as this is my first table saw, to find a nice used saw for now and save the money for the big boy later.
- wlaner3013

If you’ve done the research and have the funds available, get the “big boy” now. Why wait? There’s a world of difference between them and the saws you’ve referenced from craigslist.

Having said that, I agree that the Craftsman is probably the better deal of the two.

-- "You know, I'm such a great driver, it's incomprehensible that they took my license away." --Vince Ricardo

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#6 posted 08-15-2017 08:24 PM

I would skip the Delta TS300 for the reasons Gaffneylumber stated, plus it has a universal motor.

The older Craftsman contractor saw you linked to looks like a solid deal on a decent saw to me…..looks to be in good shape, and has the better fence. That price is fair, but it can’t hurt to offer a bit less and go from there.

There are a couple of others if that deal doesn’t pan out:
- https://stlouis.craigslist.org/tls/d/table-saw/6249916498.html

- https://stlouis.craigslist.org/tls/d/craftsman-table-saw/6261285726.html

- https://stlouis.craigslist.org/tls/d/rockwell-model-10-contractors/6246421364.html (the ad says “Unifence, but it’s a Delta T2…still a good fence….aim closer to $300)

-- Happiness is like wetting your pants...everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth....

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wlaner3013

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#7 posted 08-16-2017 01:46 PM

I really appreciate all of the replies. I am active duty military stationed at Scott AFB and I lucked out and had another individual moving to another base. Long story short, he wasn’t able to take the saw with him and was planning to upgrade to a newer cabinet saw. I got an AMAZING deal and now have the Delta 36-725 in my garage for only 350 bucks. I couldn’t be happier with it. For a beginner, it is plenty for me. Thanks again for the replies. I posted a picture. Please excuse the messy garage

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#8 posted 08-16-2017 02:07 PM

Nice! So glad to hear of your good fortune. You will indeed enjoy all that saw can offer for years to come.

And thank you for your dedication and service to our great nation!

-- "You know, I'm such a great driver, it's incomprehensible that they took my license away." --Vince Ricardo

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#9 posted 08-16-2017 02:50 PM

Good deal. That should serve you well. We live south of stl, but my wife is from O Fallon IL. We were on the base recently for the air show. Wow.
Thanks for your service.

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

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#10 posted 08-16-2017 02:51 PM

Good for you. That’s a lot better looking saw than the one I started out on. I’m thinking your not going find a need to upgrade for quite some time.

I grew up in the USAF. Dad retired as an MSGT in 68. In fact I was born on a base in France. Lots of fond memories about base living. My appreciation and respect.

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#11 posted 08-16-2017 03:03 PM

Congrats! Nice deal. Double check the alignment, and put a decent blade on it. It should serve you well.

-- Happiness is like wetting your pants...everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth....

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wlaner3013

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#12 posted 08-16-2017 06:02 PM

I am very thankful for the support. Everything is dead on as far as being square. The only thing I believe could be a potential problem is the fence. When moving across the rails it can slightly scrape the wings and table, but when locked down it is DEAD ON ACCURATE, which is the only reason I am hesitant to start messing with it. Its just not as free-floating as I have seen before with this saw. Has anyone else experienced this or am I just being picky?

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