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pursang

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10-29-2017 05:21 PM

Was looking to pick up a decent used table saw and have a few questions, are there any brands or models that should be avoided ? should I avoid the Craftsman brand now that Sears is going out of business ? the saw will mostly be used for cutting fire wood but I’d like it to be a reliable old work horse, probably a 10”. thanks in advance.


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#1 posted 10-29-2017 05:34 PM

A table saw mostly for cutting fire wood?

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#2 posted 10-29-2017 06:02 PM

Craftsman cast iron table saws are a great value
on the used market. There are so many of them
out there parts are never likely to be a problem
in this lifetime. Breaking a belt drive table saw
is not that easy to do.

Benchtop portable table saws are not built to
last though.

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#3 posted 10-29-2017 06:42 PM

Craftsman 113. series saws are out there at bargain prices. Best bang for the buck for a real work horse.

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#4 posted 10-30-2017 12:27 AM



A table saw mostly for cutting fire wood?

- Ripper70

Most of my fire wood is old dimensional lumber I pick up for free, at the moment I’m using this little Jobmate 8ΒΌ” it’s served it’s purpose although underpowered, I wouldn’t mind a larger 10” with a bit more grunt.

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#5 posted 10-30-2017 12:29 AM



Was looking to pick up a decent used table saw and have a few questions, are there any brands or models that should be avoided ? should I avoid the Craftsman brand now that Sears is going out of business ? the saw will mostly be used for cutting fire wood but I d like it to be a reliable old work horse, probably a 10”. thanks in advance.

- pursang


Please define firewood.

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pursang

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#6 posted 10-30-2017 12:30 AM

Thanks for all the replies, that Craftsman 113 looks like a great machine !

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Loren

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#7 posted 10-30-2017 12:42 AM

I would caution you against burning painted
wood or plywood. The released gasses are
bad news.

I used to salvage logs for firewood when I lived
in a cabin with a wood stove. Usually they were
bucked to shorter lengths by tree trimmers and
I had to split them. I used a “Monster Maul” and
boy was that good exercise.

I once saw a guy on TV who rented a post office
box and signed up to get a lot of junk mail. He
checked the box every day and burned the mail
for heat.

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#8 posted 10-30-2017 12:44 AM

This it a firewood cutter

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pursang

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#9 posted 10-30-2017 01:00 AM


Was looking to pick up a decent used table saw and have a few questions, are there any brands or models that should be avoided ? should I avoid the Craftsman brand now that Sears is going out of business ? the saw will mostly be used for cutting fire wood but I d like it to be a reliable old work horse, probably a 10”. thanks in advance.

- pursang

Please define firewood.

- AlaskaGuy


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AlaskaGuy

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#10 posted 10-30-2017 01:16 AM


Was looking to pick up a decent used table saw and have a few questions, are there any brands or models that should be avoided ? should I avoid the Craftsman brand now that Sears is going out of business ? the saw will mostly be used for cutting fire wood but I d like it to be a reliable old work horse, probably a 10”. thanks in advance.

- pursang

Please define firewood.

- AlaskaGuy

- pursang


Now I understand, you from wine country.

-- Alaskan's for Global warming!

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pursang

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#11 posted 10-30-2017 05:48 AM



I would caution you against burning painted
wood or plywood. The released gasses are
bad news.

I used to salvage logs for firewood when I lived
in a cabin with a wood stove. Usually they were
bucked to shorter lengths by tree trimmers and
I had to split them. I used a “Monster Maul” and
boy was that good exercise.

Thanks for the caution, I stay clear of the plywood, painted or stained wood and especially pressure treated, besides rounds it’s mostly clean lumber and pallets and slabs.

I’d like to get a splitter one day but the wood I have at the moment doesn’t justify the cost, I only have a dozen or so rounds so I use my trusty sledge hammer and wedge, the piece in the photo was a freshly cut oak tree, I set the wedge in good and reefed on it with that big blue sledge, the wedge sank in about an inch and popped straight back out about a foot high !

I once saw a guy on TV who rented a post office
box and signed up to get a lot of junk mail. He
checked the box every day and burned the mail
for heat.

- Loren


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pursang

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#12 posted 10-30-2017 06:02 AM



This it a firewood cutter

- AlaskaGuy

That’s a pretty cool machine is it yours ? like to see some you tube footage of that in action, guess you need to remind your passengers not to recline !

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AlaskaGuy

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#13 posted 10-30-2017 06:03 AM


I would caution you against burning painted
wood or plywood. The released gasses are
bad news.

I used to salvage logs for firewood when I lived
in a cabin with a wood stove. Usually they were
bucked to shorter lengths by tree trimmers and
I had to split them. I used a “Monster Maul” and
boy was that good exercise.

Thanks for the caution, I stay clear of the plywood, painted or stained wood and especially pressure treated, besides rounds it s mostly clean lumber and pallets and slabs.

I d like to get a splitter one day but the wood I have at the moment doesn t justify the cost, I only have a dozen or so rounds so I use my trusty sledge hammer and wedge, the piece in the photo was a freshly cut oak tree, I set the wedge in good and reefed on it with that big blue sledge, the wedge sank in about an inch and popped straight back out about a foot high !

I once saw a guy on TV who rented a post office
box and signed up to get a lot of junk mail. He
checked the box every day and burned the mail
for heat.

- Loren

- pursang


I split wood that way for 25 years.

-- Alaskan's for Global warming!

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AlaskaGuy

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#14 posted 10-30-2017 06:55 AM


This it a firewood cutter

- AlaskaGuy

That s a pretty cool machine is it yours ? like to see some you tube footage of that in action, guess you need to remind your passengers not to recline !

- pursang


No, not mine. Something I found on the internet.

-- Alaskan's for Global warming!

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#15 posted 10-30-2017 01:37 PM

Older Ridgid saws are the same as the CM 113 saws, many of the gray ones will also have emerson motors, look for the TS2424 or the TS3612

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