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Forum topic by alexdom_89 posted 780 days ago 930 views 0 times favorited 12 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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alexdom_89

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780 days ago

what do you think of these older saws? looking for something to build small boxes and what not will be using some sleds and jigs for it? http://mcallen.en.craigslist.org/tls/3003192324.html


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Adam

46 posts in 1750 days


#1 posted 780 days ago

I recently restored one. Great solid heavy duty saw. Was a breeze to tune up, cuts well, rock solid. The work table I had it on tipped over and the saw fell on concrete the floor, only damage was some scuffed paint and the blade had to be realigned.

Adam

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mtenterprises

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#2 posted 780 days ago

I own 2 of these and I think they are great for what I do, which is most everything. The stands these saws come on I wouldn’t give you a penny for they are only good for scrap. It would be much better with a 1 horse or 1.5 horse motor but you can remedy that.
MIKE

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knotscott

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#3 posted 780 days ago

They’re fine, but $150 is pretty high compared to what I see them go for. $50 on a weekly basis around here.

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dhazelton

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#4 posted 779 days ago

I have three and have paid from $15 to $30 for them. $150 is way over the top. The original Sears stands are fine but you may want to enclose them with plywood to stiffen them up and contain the sawdust (put a door on the front). I would just keep searching daily on CL for one that is more in line with real world pricing. They show up often so you can always buy a cheap spare to get an extension table or whatever.

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Dusty56

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#5 posted 779 days ago

I just picked up an old Craftsman “100” model for $50 with a 1hp motor and a few nice extras. It also had aluminum extension table with it. Your picture doesn’t even have the stamped steel extension(s). I would have to pass on this one for more than $35-$40. The guys a dreamer for $150

edit : just saw the aluminum table ext. on the floor..still wouldn’t go over $50 though. Looks like a lot of work to get that table cleaned up and usable. What condition is the fence in and the tilt and raise mechanisms ?

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Adam

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#6 posted 779 days ago

I only paid $50 for mine.

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dhazelton

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#7 posted 779 days ago

“Looks like a lot of work to get that table cleaned up and usable”

You expect a 60 year old table to look like new? There is very little corrosion on that table – 15 minutes of elbow grease and paste wax will have a smooth slippery surface. That saw is a user from the get go. Just overpriced.

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Dusty56

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#8 posted 779 days ago

Probably hasn’t been used for the past 20 years , and obviously not cared for.
If I were trying to sell it for $150 , I would have renewed the top first.
Guaranteed you’ll spend more than 15 minutes bringing it back to proper condition , unless you plan on using 60 grit on a belt sander to start with.

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EEngineer

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#9 posted 779 days ago

I agree: for $150 that one is in bad shape and doesn’t have the extras. Not that it wouldn’t clean up well… offer him $50.

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alexdom_89

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#10 posted 779 days ago

Going to go see it tomorrow and if its all there ill think of making an offer based on what I see

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Dusty56

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#11 posted 779 days ago

http://westernmass.craigslist.org/tls/3013541682.html
I know you’re not from this area , but check this out for only $75

There’s also another one on there with a 3/4 hp motor for the same money : )
and this one is only $100 with cast iron top and two stamped steel ext.tables.
http://westernmass.craigslist.org/tls/3013338519.html

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bent

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#12 posted 779 days ago

here’s a deal for somebody. there’s no picture, buts it’s only $5.

http://tippecanoe.craigslist.org/tls/3012442880.html

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