I am returning to woodworking after a 5 year break. I think it is time for me to replace my craftsman contractor style saw, and joiner that were probably made in the 60’s.
The saw arbor is worn and I probably should replace the bearing too.
My joiner is just plain ancient too.
So in perusing CL I have found a grizzly 1023Z saw and a powermatic joiner. I am going to see them next week. I already now I would have to replace the safety guard on the saw($35 from Grizzly). I am looking for advice on what to look for and check.
The seller is asking $500 for the saw. The joiner I do not know how much he wants for that yet?
Or should I soldier on with my Craftsman stuff until I can afford new?
thanks in advance for any comments.
(not your average girl!)