|Forum topic by Tedstor||posted 07-18-2011 11:47 PM||3037 views||0 times favorited||11 replies|
07-18-2011 11:47 PM
I’m thinking its time to upgrade my TS. The current model is a 1950s Craftsman/King Seely 8” (103 series). It was my first TS, which I bought a year or two ago. At the time, I already owned a band saw, and figured I’d use a TS sparingly for ripping an occasional board. As it turns out, I use it all the time, and wish I could use it more. At $40 and in mint condition, I’m glad I bought it. Its a good saw all things considered, but it has too many limitations.
But there is also some features that I really like about the saw which I hope my next saw will also have.
It seems that most modern TS that feature cast iron and are belt driven are too big. I’m thinking a 113 contractor series Craftsman from the 70s or 80s might be a better machine for me. I see them on craigslist all the time for a song. i see similar Delta and Jet machines too from the same era on occasion.
Any thoughts or opinions??