1996 Craftsman table saw value

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10-29-2012 05:06 PM

I’m looking at a craftsman 10” table saw, model 113.298762 (cast iron body on moveable stand, belt driven). Very clean, great condition, used very little, no rust, etc. and comes with assortment of blades. Does $300 sound like a fair price?

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#1 posted 10-29-2012 05:12 PM

No. Worth $100-$150 in my area. If secondhand saws are scarce in
your area you may have to spend more.

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#2 posted 10-29-2012 05:40 PM

If it’s pristine with cast extensions and a mobile base and a lot of accessories, yes.

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#3 posted 10-29-2012 05:55 PM

If you’re a fan of that saw, you’d pay it. I’d pay that for a 80’s Craftsman TS if I needed one.

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#4 posted 10-29-2012 07:08 PM

as a big fan of that model saw, i’d have to say no, it’s not worth it. that saw was built for sears by emerson electric (the 113.###### model number is the indicator of this) and it’s a fine basic saw with one of the poorest fence systems ever created. i know that model saw quite well as i have two of them. one is a 70s vintage c-man with a delta t2 fence and solid CI wings and the other is a modified ridigid 2412 with webbed CI wings. but they are still under 1.5hp contractor saws with splitters. saws like you describe pop up on CL in the NYC tristate area routinely for <$125 -$150.

alternatively, if you can find a HD that will honor the harbor freight “20% off any single item” coupon, you could get a new ridgid 4512 for $400 plus tax ($499 less 20%). that would result in a 10” CI top hybrid TS with 30” of rip capacity, an integrated mobile base, better dsut collection, a true riving knife, a 90 day satisfaction guaranty, a 3 year tool guaranty and a tool that is eligible for registration with ridgid’s lifetime service agreement (LSA) for free repairs (parts and labor) for life. just seems to provide a lot more value for only $100 over what the used saw is asking. just my $.02.

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#5 posted 10-29-2012 07:38 PM

I had one and gave it away 10 years ago. I just did not like the fence, trunion and hieght adjustment and lack of power. I was spoiled being able to use a Powermatic 66 where I taught woodworking.

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#6 posted 10-29-2012 07:53 PM

You might not be able to get parts for it. Look elsewhere as suggested. toolie has a good idea.

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#8 posted 10-29-2012 08:23 PM

A little overpriced. My ridgid 3650 which is all cast iron and has a better fence cost me $250.00 on ebay. In my opinion, the crafstman saws are not as well build. Probably $150.00 to $200.00 would be closer to the mark.

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#9 posted 10-29-2012 09:55 PM

If it’s still got the original Emerson steel fence, it’s barely worth $200… eventually, you’d probably want to add a better fence, so you’d be looking at a minimum of $450 for that old saw. It’s not at all unusual for me to see those in the $150 range around here. If the fence has been updated to something decent, it might be worth $300, otherwise let them keep if they’re really that fond of it.

If you’d post your geographic area, someone here might know of a better deal.

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#10 posted 10-29-2012 11:01 PM

I have that exact saw. I bought it about a year ago. It was in 8.5/10 condition and came with one CI extension. I paid $75, but I consider that a steal. Given that I’m very satisfied with the performance and quality, and that this particular madel meets my particular needs, I think its worth $150 (to me). The size-to-power/performance ratio was perfect for my shop. Anything bigger woud be a bit of a nuisance, but anything smaller would have been inadequate.
The saw you mention has a mobile base and “an assortment of blades”. A bunch of beat-up, stainless steel blades aren’t worth much, but if we’re talking some Freud or Forrest blades or a good dado stack, that can definitely add some serious value. As does that mobile base.
As mentioned above- The stock fence is 100% useless IMO. An upgrade will be necessary. I added a Delta T2 which makes this one very capable machine. But that does add $150 to the price of the saw. If you pay $300 for that saw and another $150 for a fence, you start making a few brand new machines look a lot more viable.
Keep in mind though that some of these saws were upgraded with a Craftsman “accu-rip??” fence, which is reportedly pretty good.

IF the saw comes with some nice blades, $200 might make sense. If it comes with an upgraded fence, $250 might make sense. I dont think I could justify paying much more than that.

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#11 posted 10-29-2012 11:20 PM

I have that EXACT saw. Bought it used, in SUPER condition, with mobile base, tons of blades, accessories for $225 in 2002!

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