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Forum topic by alexdom_89 posted 06-03-2012 04:45 PM 1034 views 0 times favorited 12 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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alexdom_89

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06-03-2012 04:45 PM

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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#1 posted 06-03-2012 05:29 PM

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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#2 posted 06-03-2012 07:48 PM

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.
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#3 posted 06-03-2012 08:34 PM

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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#4 posted 06-03-2012 09:12 PM

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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#5 posted 06-03-2012 11:29 PM

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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#6 posted 06-03-2012 11:48 PM

I only paid $50 for mine.

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#7 posted 06-04-2012 12:25 AM

“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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#8 posted 06-04-2012 01:03 AM

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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#9 posted 06-04-2012 01:33 AM

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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#10 posted 06-04-2012 04:37 AM

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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#11 posted 06-04-2012 03:14 PM

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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#12 posted 06-04-2012 08:31 PM

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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