|Forum topic by pinakBERT||posted 04-15-2008 10:15 AM||4052 views||0 times favorited||22 replies|
04-15-2008 10:15 AM
Hi everyone. This is my first post. And thanks for the welcoming I got in the comments. I am a Newbie at woodworking. I have built 5 poker tables using a router and jigsaw. But I wanted to build other things. So I started by purchasing used.
I bought 2 used Table Saws in the last month.
1st one is a Delta TS300 ($120). I believe to be the higher end of the beginner class of TS. It had surface rust on the table but I scrubbed about 98% of the rust off so its cool now. All seems to work fine. but not a contractor saw, so the motor is enclosed under the table. so its loud. 110v. Fence ok. Table size is 22” deep. Has stamped steel wings. No guards
2nd a Craftsman 12 Inch Floor Saw ($75). I am having trouble finding the model number on it. But I think the model number is 113.299131 Because of what I found on the web. Anyway, its older. 220v. No rust that I can tell on the table surface. Underneath (meaning the gears and assembly) is a different story. It came with a 10in Blade. The Tilt handle is missing the part where you actually grasp it. I have been working on getting the tilt and raising gears to move and move smoothly. Seemed to be stuck when I first got it. But seems to be free now, except when trying to tilt the blade all the way to 45 deg. Starts getting harder to turn 5deg before 45. At least thats what it says on the front of the saw. I haven’t turned it on since I got it home, because I don’t have a 220v in the garage and the 220v dryer receptacle has a different plug. But I had the seller turn it on when I bought it. Quiet sounding to where you can talk normally next to it when on. Also not a contractor saw, the motor is enclosed underneath and direct drive to the arbor. Fence not so good. Table size is 27” deep. Has, I think, cast aluminum wings. It tilts to the left and an extension bar that pulls out on the left side. No guards
I want to buy the Delta T2 fence for either. Should work on the Delta, but may be difficult on the Craftsman.
I can’t have 2 saws for long, I will need to sell one. But I am having trouble deciding which to keep. I’ll try to get some pictures up when I can.