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Woodieaz

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03-13-2018 12:16 PM

Topic tags/keywords: tablesaw finishing joining question

New here, old to wood working. Quick question for your experienced minds to ponder, if i might. I’m needing a new Table Saw. I have an opportunity to trade My Invicta/Delta Planer, model 22650, in Great shape, for either, a Ryobi BT3000. In Great shape all parts are present. Or a Craftmans model 113-0212 in great shape. Or thirdly, a craftsman model 113-29990, in great shape. I would like to build, which ever one i choose, into a work table. I just build Christmas gifts, Birdhouses, mainly I just like to tinker around. Fix things around the house I would even like to try my hand at some new, “Artsie” type projects i have seen.
So what do YOU ALL think? I need some guidance, and WISDOM from some of the best!
Thanks in advance

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cabmaker

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#1 posted 03-13-2018 12:20 PM

Sorry i have not memorized model numbers…...but i can not imagine anyone trading anything invita/delta for anything craftsman

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knotscott

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#2 posted 03-13-2018 12:53 PM

The ABCs of Table Saws

Ridgid for $150 is a nice deal if it checks out – https://phoenix.craigslist.org/evl/tls/d/rigid-table-saw/6483361442.html

I like this Ridgid 2424 for $300 – https://phoenix.craigslist.org/evl/tls/d/rigid-table-saw-stand-ts24240/6524791923.html

Hitachi C10FL – Missing the legstand, would offer closer to $200 – https://phoenix.craigslist.org/evl/tls/d/table-saw/6504159417.html

Delta – Asking $300, would offer $225-$250 – https://phoenix.craigslist.org/nph/tls/d/10-delta-contractor-saw/6511526450.html

Delta -https://prescott.craigslist.org/tls/d/delta-contractor-table-saw/6525915466.html (should clean up well)

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BoardButcherer

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#3 posted 03-13-2018 01:08 PM

Was about to warn you to stay away from anything Ryobi but the saw model you named is so old it predates their descent into utter garbage.

And it looks like the craftsman models are too, which begs the question: Which of these 3 saws can you expect to reliably buy parts for for the next few years.

I’m going to guess none of the above from looking at what I can find on them, in which case I’d go with the 29990 if it’s this model and there isn't some mistake.

There’s a lot of good steel there and the construction is so simplistic that if you do need parts you can likely find a substitute or make it yourself.

I’ve seen a lot of old-timey bench saws like that restored to such good condition they cut as well as a cabinet saw, so go for it.

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knotscott

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#4 posted 03-13-2018 01:54 PM

The BT can be decent, but is worth closer to $100-$150 IMO. Would rather sell your planer outright and look at other saws.

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#5 posted 03-13-2018 01:54 PM

Welcome to Ljs Woodieaz enjoy!
I owned a BT3000 years ago and it was a good little saw for what it was, things that can be a negative as time goes on and you progress in your woodworking you may want a saw with a miter slot and a saw that is belt driven ,the BT 3000 is a direct drive and only has the built-in sled no miter slot. If you decide to buy it the price should be low $100-$125. You asked for input from the best of the best, Knotscott is out the resident table saw/saw blade expert I would suggest you read the blog he gave you the link for” The ABCs of Table Saws” it has great information.

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BoardButcherer

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#6 posted 03-13-2018 02:27 PM



Welcome to Ljs Woodieaz enjoy!
I owned a BT3000 years ago and it was a good little saw for what it was, things that can be a negative as time goes on and you progress in your woodworking you may want a saw with a miter slot and a saw that is belt driven ,the BT 3000 is a direct drive and only has the built-in sled no miter slot. If you decide to buy it the price should be low $100-$125. You asked for input from the best of the best, Knotscott is out the resident table saw/saw blade expert I would suggest you read the blog he gave you the link for” The ABCs of Table Saws” it has great information.

- a1Jim

Thanks, I’ll be sure to harass him endlessly with hypothetical and what-if questions about the sawstop I’ve got gutted and scattered across 7 acres over the next couple weeks as I re-assemble it. He’ll appreciate your recommendation.

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