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#1 posted 01-10-2018 12:17 AM

Ok you asked for it, you MADE A VERY WISE CHOICE PLEASE. LOL
Looks like a winner

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 01-10-2018 12:30 AM

Good choice. I have had a couple very high end saws and neither worked for me as well as this one.

-- I,ve had amnesia for as long as I can remember. Vernon

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#3 posted 01-10-2018 12:35 AM

There’s no foot treadle … how does it work? LOL!

-- Ron in Lilburn, Georgia.  Knowing how to use a tool is more important than the tool in and of itself.

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#4 posted 01-10-2018 12:39 AM

Very good price… I have had this saw for a few years now. I blogged about it then because a guy was selling it for $75 a about 30 miles away from me on craigslist. I thought maybe there was something wrong with it or it was hot or something, but nope, up and up, the guy just wanted to get rid of it. It had almost no mileage on it.

Still, the price you got was very, very good. And, you’ll like it a lot.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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#5 posted 01-10-2018 12:43 AM

I’m gonna have to start watching the Lancaster Craig’s List!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#6 posted 01-10-2018 04:14 AM

Being it is a type 1 not a type 2 it is a pretty decent deal. The type one is allegedly a much better saw.

I bought a type 2 new at Rockler’s with stand a few years back on special for $400—I was not totally satisfied.

It was fine for about 4 years and then started needing to be kick started! It still ran well and cut nice; but I had to pound the blade mechanism every time to start it. It might even just be sawdust in the wrong place. I was in the middle of a couple of projects so replaced it.

I admit it had quite hard use, but the cheap Dremel I had before that was beat as hard and was still going strong when I sold it because of moving 1500 miles.

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#7 posted 01-10-2018 05:25 AM

Many would say you have earned a “You Suck”!!!
I’m not so sure….

I picked up a Type 1, with stand & low mileage….
For a mere $125….

However, I believe that Craftsman EARNED a “You Suck”!!! ;^)

Ya did get a great deal, anyway you look at it….

Oh heck…. YOU SUCK!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#8 posted 01-10-2018 07:55 AM

You did a great choice. It is basically the same as a Excalibur EX.

Have a look.


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