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Forum topic by DLMKA posted 614 days ago 812 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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DLMKA

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614 days ago

I’m going to look at a used JET JWTS-10 table saw this afternoon. I’m not much of a woodworker and this will be my first saw purchase other than some hand tools. I’ve been using my dad’s old craftsman saw but he’s 3 hours away and I want to build some more beekeeping equipment this winter. This saw needs a little work including a belt and blade(s) but I’m planning on getting a Freud dado set anyway.

http://peoria.craigslist.org/tls/3426066632.html

Is this worth $125? I’m pretty handy and can fix things up fine and not looking to make furniture anytime soon anyway.


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DLMKA

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#1 posted 614 days ago

I ended up picking it up for$100 cash. Figured it’s worth close to that in scrap, lol! I got a belt and an inexpensive blade to test it out. Made a cut into a scrap 2×4 and the blade stopped!!! Took a closer look and discovered the motor pulley was missing the key and setscrew. Another trip to the hardware store fixed that. Need to order a throat plate and long support bar for the back of the fence. Will get a dial indicator out tomorrow and make sure everything is straight and square.

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toolie

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#2 posted 614 days ago

although i don’t think much of jet’s newer products, that one appears to be old enough to actually be well built. i’ll bet it;s a right tilt. was your c-man a left tilt and, if yes, are you prepared for the difference in blade tilt? otherwise, it;s hard to go wrong for $100. welcome to LJ and congrats on a nice find.

-- there's a solution to every problem.......you just have to be willing to find it.

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knotscott

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#3 posted 614 days ago

Clean it up, wax it, get it aligned, and then get a decent blade for it….it should work well.

-- Happiness is like wetting your pants...everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth....

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MT_Stringer

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#4 posted 614 days ago

Put a Vega Pro fence system on it and you should be good to go.

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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DLMKA

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#5 posted 614 days ago

Is there a good tutorial on adjusting a saw? My inclination tells me that first thing is to make sure the arbor is true (looks good, blade doesn’t wobble), set indicator on miter gage to ensure blade is parallel to miter slots on table. Then use the indicator on fence and adjust as needed. Is there acceptable ranges for everything?

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toolie

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#6 posted 613 days ago

this one’s not pretty good as a starting point:

http://www.newwoodworker.com/basic/tsalign.html

-- there's a solution to every problem.......you just have to be willing to find it.

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