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Kaleb the Swede

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12-03-2017 03:46 PM

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https://southjersey.craigslist.org/tls/d/craftsman-table-saw/6385254887.html

Hello all. I was wondering about this particular saw if it’s a good saw for my brother-in-law for Christmas. I understand it might takes a little bit of work to fix it up. He is not a woodworker just fixing up his house.

Is this saw a 8-inch or 10-inch? (8 inch doesn’t matter as he has an 8 inch miter saw)

Is the fence okay or is it a problematic fence?

Most importantly, is this a half inch Arbor?

Thanks in advance,

The Swede

-- Just trying to build something beautiful


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#1 posted 12-03-2017 04:08 PM

Hard to tell from the picture, but looks like a 113.27970 or similar model, which is a 10” contractor type saw (motor hanging out the back), but it could also be 113.22401 or similar 8” model that looks basically identical. Here is a picture of a 10” one from over at the VM site:

You would need to go look at it in person to tell. $40 isn’t too bad of a price if it’s in fair condition, but it would probably need a bit of work (and money) to get it into good shape.

Cheers,
Brad

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#2 posted 12-03-2017 04:28 PM

I’m not sure what your budget is Kaleb but if you’re going to get him a table saw for constitution you may want to get one with a larger tabletop on if It ,but if it needs to be mobile perhaps a DeWalt job site saw will do the job , it has a great rack and pinion fence that’s super accurate and has zero flex.

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#3 posted 12-03-2017 05:07 PM

I agree with Jim. You always can pay for him to rent one if it is meant for temporary use.

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#4 posted 12-03-2017 05:34 PM

Thanks guys.

Well reason being is we all do a Pollyanna for each other (where we pick names out of a hat and I drew his) we try to keep the gift to 50 and less. I know he wants one (but budget is tight since he just bought his house). I thought this may have been a good gift. I have some very thick countertop material that would work well for the sides which would make give it a bigger surface. I just figured if the saw were in working order and not a half inch arbor, I would go and get it for him. I won’t be just temporary as he has quite a bit of work to do with the house. He is also a painter, and has talked about having a table saw for making jigs for picture frames and canvas stretching.

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#5 posted 12-03-2017 05:39 PM

To say your bro-in-law is fixing up his house is a bit vague. It really depends on what type of fixing needs to be done. If he’s needing to cut sheet goods like plywood or needs any kind of decent accuracy that saw may be more trouble than it’s worth.

Looks like it’ll definitely will need “some work” to get into shape. That saw may be less of a gift and more of a curse if it takes money and effort to get it adequately tuned up and even then may not perform well enough for the tasks at hand.

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#6 posted 12-03-2017 05:43 PM


He is also a painter, and has talked about having a table saw for making jigs for picture frames and canvas stretching.

- Kaleb the Swede


Maybe he could use a good set of corner clamps if he’s making frames.

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#7 posted 12-03-2017 06:02 PM

If that’s your budget and this saw is in good order then it’s far better than no table saw.I see this type of saw for sale all the time for about the same price so it’s not a bargain but fair. I know some very good woodworkers who have used a saw like this for years.

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#8 posted 12-03-2017 09:37 PM

Normally i would not suggest to buy anything used as a gift, but hey! This is a brother in law!

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