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Forum topic by BJenkins posted 01-31-2011 06:58 PM 3558 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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BJenkins

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01-31-2011 06:58 PM

Hello everyone, I would like to thank you for your opinions ahead of time. Thanks. Ok I have the chance to buy a used table saw. Its a Ts2424-1 in virtually new condition, (some parts still wrapped).
It comes with the usual fence, guide and kick back proventer as well as a Herculift. HE is asking 300.00 I know this is an older saw but it is near perfect condition. My question is is it worth it or should I go for a newer saw. I will be using it for home projects and repairs.
Thanks again
Bruce


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#1 posted 01-31-2011 08:16 PM

I wouldn’t shy away from a used table saw tool in good shape. I find wheels essential, and I would usually avoid sheet metal wings, but the pic of this model that I saw showed that these bases are covered. The one useful thing that you might get on a new saw would be a riving knife rather than the old splitter/blade guard that many people never even unrap.

-- Greg D.

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#2 posted 02-01-2011 02:27 AM

I own a 3612 which is the model that replaced the 2424 and those saws are very well built. Built in the USA with top quality materials those older Ridgid saws are rock solid. The 3612 addressed some minor problems with the 2424 but those issues aren’t really deal killers IMO. I’m a little stuck on the asking price though. $300 is in my estimation on little on the high side of high for that particular saw. Don’t get the wrong impression though,the 2424 is a very good saw capable of doing just about anything you would ask of it. If you really want the saw pay the $300 but start out at $225.

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#3 posted 02-01-2011 05:09 AM

I agree with syenefarmer…Nice enough saw, but $300 is a bit high.

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#4 posted 02-03-2011 01:50 AM

....and the verdict is?

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

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#5 posted 02-03-2011 02:34 AM

Just got an email from the guy. Apparently his brother wants the saw so I am still in the hunt for a good saw. I see alot on Craigslist but mostly abused low end units. I found a TS 3660 but he wants too much for it and it does not include the fence or guide. Im sure I will find one soon.
Thanks for all the advice Im sure I will be asking for opinions again.

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