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Forum topic by Clarkswoodworking posted 05-24-2018 07:07 PM 572 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Clarkswoodworking

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05-24-2018 07:07 PM

I have been looking for the right tablesaw and missed on a couple good ones
Well today I found this one
It was made in the 80s has a cast iron top and a 1-1/2hp motor
Made by the American tool company ?

What do you think ?
Thanks
Scott


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knotscott

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#1 posted 05-24-2018 07:23 PM

It’s likely made by Mao Shan in Taiwan….they made those under many brands like Jet, GI, Grizzly, Bridgewood, Ohio Forge, AFF, Union, PM, to name a few. Strong motor, typical old school contractor saw design, so-so fence, good potential for upgrades, so the right price is important. I’d think it’d be a good in the $150 range. Because the guard is missing, I’d probably offer $100 and see where it goes.

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#2 posted 05-24-2018 07:31 PM

Not more than $150. Those stamped steel wing contractor saws are a dime a dozen.

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#3 posted 05-24-2018 08:32 PM

Well actually the tablesaw and jointer
$99
Scott

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#4 posted 05-25-2018 12:16 AM

For $99, a good deal. You will need to do a lot of work to make the jointer usable. Unless you can find an OM fence for it, you will have to jury-rig something.

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#5 posted 05-25-2018 01:02 AM

Clean it up, maybe upgrade the fence and make a nice cabinet with mobile base for underneath and you have a winner.

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#6 posted 05-31-2018 12:56 AM

Well I sold the jointer for $60 so I only have $40 in the saw now
Works for me
Scott

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#7 posted 05-31-2018 01:09 AM



Well I sold the jointer for $60 so I only have $40 in the saw now
Works for me
Scott

- Clarkswoodworking

Sweet! Now put some of that towards a decent blade.

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

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#8 posted 05-31-2018 01:21 AM

What’s a good blade ?
Thanks
Scott

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#9 posted 05-31-2018 11:43 AM



What’s a good blade ?
Thanks
Scott

- Clarkswoodworking

It depends on the objective, but in general Infinity, Forrest, Ridge Carbide, Tenryu, Amana Tool, Freud Industrial, and CMT Industrial are just some of the better names for hobbyist blades. Picking the right blade for the task is as important as the quality of the blade. Some of the better bargain blades come from Irwin Marples, CMT ITK Plus, Freud Diablo, DeWalt Precision Trim, Delta Industrial, Oshlun, Kempston, and Tenryu Rapid Cut series.

Tips for Picking Saw Blades

Bargain Saw Blades

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