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Forum topic by ringore posted 05-18-2011 04:11 PM 1082 views 0 times favorited 13 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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ringore

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05-18-2011 04:11 PM

Topic tags/keywords: tablesaw

what do y’all think for my first ts

http://oklahomacity.craigslist.org/tls/2387568748.html

-- "I'm a classic overachieving underachiever" - Phil Newcomb


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#1 posted 05-18-2011 04:13 PM

I wouldnt go more than 750 because your going to find out that you need a larger motor like a 3-5hp but other than that looks like a good deal.

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#2 posted 05-18-2011 04:22 PM

a copper sluged rip blade and a copper sluged Plywood blade
He doesen’t even know what these copper sluges are for, I don’t think he was the user of this saw

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#3 posted 05-18-2011 04:34 PM

You’d need to go LOOK at this unit. I don’t remember seeing a 1hp…..maybe 1.5 hp…. and I’ve not looked all that much but would there be a 1hp unit for $1500? It may be a great deal but you need to put your eyes on it yourself

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#4 posted 05-18-2011 04:36 PM

From his item description this seller knows nothing of the saw, which might be why he / she is getting out of woodworking right?

I can’t imagine a reasonably recent Powermatic table saw with only a 1 HP motor. I suspect that is a 1.5HP model contractor saw.

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#5 posted 05-18-2011 04:39 PM

For perspective, there was one last week in DFW selling for $650 and it included an INCRA TS-LS fence. I almost bought it for my father.

-- jay, www.allaboutastro.com

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#6 posted 05-18-2011 05:01 PM

One more comment…. you can buy new saws…like a Rigid…for less money and still have left over. Powermatic is a good saw but, that model isn’t twice the price better…if you get my drift.

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#7 posted 05-18-2011 05:10 PM

All the Above + $200.00 for gas added to price !!! to get back to TX

I live approx 60 miles from OKC & went to Gainsville last weekend 100 bucks round trip gas alone!!!

-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

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#8 posted 05-18-2011 05:17 PM

Even though it’s got a Powermatic nameplate, it’s really just a decent Taiwanese contractor saw with yellow paint, a nice fence and some extra rip capacity….very much on par with the GI 50-185LM1, former Grizzly G0576, and former Bridgewood saw….all of which sold for $$550-$799. It has all the drawbacks of this outdated contractor saw design with the motor hanging off the back, and the connecting rods as an arbor carriage. It should have a decent 1.5hp motor on it. I’m sure it’s capable of good work once aligned and fitted with a good blade, but it was overpriced at $1500 IMHO, and think it’s overpriced at $850 used. $850 buys a pretty nice hybrid saw with an updated design, riving knife, and warranty.

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ringore

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#9 posted 05-18-2011 05:23 PM

Thanks guy, I thought it was high and adding the 500 mi round trip. Unless he comes way down I’ll prolly let it pass

-- "I'm a classic overachieving underachiever" - Phil Newcomb

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#10 posted 05-18-2011 05:42 PM

what are the copper slugged blades? I never heard of them before.

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knotscott

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#11 posted 05-18-2011 06:23 PM

The copper slugs are used as silencers/anti-vibration AFAIK.


ringore – You can always make what’s a reasonable offer to you, including your travel costs, and see what he says…

-- Happiness is like wetting your pants...everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth....

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HokieMojo

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#12 posted 05-18-2011 08:49 PM

Thanks Scott,
It’s interesting, but I wonder how much it helps since so many high end manufacturers don’t offer that feature.

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#13 posted 05-19-2011 09:12 PM

I’m really not sure….noise isn’t usually one of the more critical criteria in my blade selections, but I suppose it never hurts to have a quieter blade! I also suspect that it’s probably more costly than just using laser cut slots, but I could be wrong since the Oshlun blades are a bargain line, and even the Prestige series is one of Amana’s less costly lines. Anyone else know about these copper slugs?

-- Happiness is like wetting your pants...everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth....

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