Is this saw worth a hundred bucks?

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07-03-2012 01:02 AM

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#1 posted 07-03-2012 01:07 AM

Providing it works well, I dont see why not. Less is always better. The HP is probably over rated. Good luck.

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#2 posted 07-03-2012 01:14 AM

The HP is over rated but that is a good saw if it is in good shape, and worth a 100.

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#3 posted 07-03-2012 01:16 AM

I would look around. There’s some nice ones on the CL for Akron/Canton site.
The one above is going for $50.00 and looks good for the price.

Good luck.

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#4 posted 07-03-2012 01:22 AM

Looks like the one for $50 has the steel side extensions. Can’t tell for sure.
Also noticed that the Ridgid 4511 has a recall on it. Here is the info on the recall.

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#5 posted 07-03-2012 01:30 AM

I would say so. In my area those sell for 150 to 200 on craigslist all day long.


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#6 posted 07-03-2012 01:52 AM

If the motor runs, its worth more than $100 in parts. If it runs well, it could be worth putting a better fence on it. The Delta T2 is $158 shipped from, and is a great bang for the buck.

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#7 posted 07-03-2012 02:10 AM

It looks ok for a 50-70 dollar saw, but not 100.

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#8 posted 07-03-2012 02:14 AM

I’d say yes…

see if you can get the guy to kick in any accessories….. blades, DC fittings, sled..

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#9 posted 07-03-2012 02:20 AM

I’ve got a friend been using one of those saws for at least 10 years in a cabinet shop. I asked him a few years ago if he was ever going to upgrade to a cabinet saw and he replied…nope, not as long as this one keeps working for me.

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#10 posted 07-03-2012 02:26 AM

Depends on the area where you live. In my area those sell for maybe a little more. the saws that sell in that range are really beat up and rusty. This saw is in better shape than many. I did go to an auction 2 weeks ago and I got a Delta Unisaw for $180. It does have a 3 phase motor but it is in good shape. This was a mobile home manufacturing company that is closing some of its plants so they brought much of the equipment into my city and held the auction. I think I got a good deal.

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#11 posted 07-03-2012 04:10 AM

If you need a basic table saw for furniture and cabinet work? yes.

You could spend a lot more than $100 on a new portable saw
with a lot of plastic parts in it. Those Craftsman saw were made
for value when sold new and they get the job done. You
can spend less for a similar saw, but if it is close and you
need such a saw get off the fence and buy a saw. Maybe
that one.

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#12 posted 07-03-2012 04:59 AM

I have one similar, maybe not as nice, Made sled. I use it for rough cuts, dirty boards removing knots etc.
Would not sell it for $ 100.00, and I have 4 table saws.

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#13 posted 07-03-2012 07:03 PM

emailed them…no response???

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