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Forum topic by JK0702 posted 08-22-2012 03:09 PM 5649 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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JK0702

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08-22-2012 03:09 PM

I see a Transpower 14” BS on CL for $200.00. Never heard of Transpower, it’s a model BS-1401. Does anyone know anything about this saw? Is it a good deal? Pro’s and con’s???

Thanks,
JK

-- John - Huntington Beach, CA --- Growth occurs when we get out of our comfort zone.


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#1 posted 08-22-2012 03:30 PM

Transpower was in importer doing business about 20 years ago. They were taken over by CP Tools, but CP tools no longer deals with woodworking equipment. It might well be a decent saw for $200, but you’d never be able to get parts if you needed them.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#2 posted 08-22-2012 03:38 PM

Thanks, Charlie. That’s the kind of insight I was looking for. Appreciate you helping out.

JK

-- John - Huntington Beach, CA --- Growth occurs when we get out of our comfort zone.

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#3 posted 08-22-2012 03:46 PM

If you can’t get original parts, then get aftermarket replacement parts. They’re easy to find.

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