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sgtq

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02-06-2011 01:07 AM

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I actually dont know if this is a actual gloat but I’m pretty sure I just got a really good deal. I had an ad on Craigslist saying I was looking for wood working tools (I really need a TS) anyways a guy called me and told me he had a drill press and bandsaw he wanted to sell for 100 dollars he told me he also had a Hitachi TS but it wouldnt turn on so he would throw it in for free. I didnt expect anything super nice when I got there for 100 dollars but I was surprised to find two items that he had only used once each, and had picked up in a storage auction so he wanted to get rid of them. The pictures are what I picked up.

K the question: I was hoping someone on here could tell me how I could fix the TS I’m pretty sure its the switch and I heard something about an onboard circuit breaker that gets tripped sometimes (not sure about that) If anyone could help I would be highly appreciative, the TS Is a Hitachi C10FR.

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#1 posted 02-06-2011 01:24 AM

Looks like a good haul for $100, especially if you can get the saw running.

I found a link to the owners manual, but at first glance I did not see anything about an on-board reset button.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#2 posted 02-06-2011 01:45 AM

What ever you do, if you get the table saw running, be extremely careful. That model was my first saw. Bought it at Lowes because it was all I could afford. I thought it was very dangerous. Seemed like it wanted to kick-back any piece of wood that I tried to run on it no matter what I did. It was very unstable. I guess that’s why it originally came with a “fifth leg” that screwed on the back of the saw to keep it from tipping. If you do get it running, it should be ok for some light sawing, just be careful.
- SY
- aka JJ

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#3 posted 02-06-2011 01:56 AM

it does have a circuit breaker switch its part olsl and so I am going to replace that and see what happens hopefully i can find one at lowes

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#4 posted 02-06-2011 02:02 AM

Good Find. That’s only $33.33 each. A bit of time, a bit of tuning and you will have three woodworking tools.

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#5 posted 02-06-2011 03:02 AM

I actually tested it out and it wasnt the circuit breaker, it was only the switch so I bought a safety push switch for 5.99 hooked it back up and it is working wonderfully whooo hooooo the drill press and bandsaw both run amazing also time to get to work lol

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#6 posted 02-06-2011 03:03 AM

and thanks JJ for the warning I think I will fashion a solid table for it so I dont have to worry about the tipping

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#7 posted 02-06-2011 03:08 AM

SCORE! Be safe dude! I also have that saw (now it serves as an outfeed table for my other TS), and it does tend to rock back if you aren’t paying attention. The guard and splitter suck, so be careful with narrow stock. Congrats man! Looking forward to seeing more of your work.

-- christopheralan

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#8 posted 02-06-2011 03:21 AM

I think you’re on the right track. Enjoy your new tools.
- SY
- aka JJ

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#9 posted 02-06-2011 03:34 AM

Nice gloat!

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sgtq

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#10 posted 02-06-2011 03:50 AM

I just looked up the Drill Press and bandsaw on E-bay and it seems Like I really did get a good deal, Thank you so much for all the guys on here that have helped me learn more about what to look for and for all the advice.

-- There is nothing wrong with America that cannot be cured by what is right with America. ~William J. Clinton

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#11 posted 02-06-2011 04:38 AM

Yep. This is a tool gloat. And its a good one. Way to go. Take care, and be safe. Welcome to LJ.

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#12 posted 02-06-2011 05:22 PM

I have this saw an use it when I’m doing work at the mountain vacation home. I have noticed that the motor shaft has a little runout parallel with the shaft. It’s not the best saw but is easy to transport.

-- Carl in SC

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Richard

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#13 posted 02-06-2011 06:41 PM

That was a great find for you and a great addition of very useful tools for the shop. You gotta love CL.
A coworker of mine at work just bought one of these off of a CL ad I showed him for $60.00 ( he has a garage to put it in unlike me) it was still in the box. Just wondering if a solid base for it and an upgraded guard and fence would make it that much better?
We checked the runout on it and there was pretty much none at all on this saw, but then it was still new and unused at the time.

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