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Eddie

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01-24-2013 01:01 PM

Topic tags/keywords: table saw question

Hey guys, I have been growing my tool base slowly (and for as little $$ as possible)
I am going to take a look at a table saw for sale but it looks to have an unusual blade.

It is a 10” Ryobi saw with wheels and a mobile base.
Please take a look at this link and let me know if you can identify this blade?

http://portland.craigslist.org/clk/tls/3564723313.html


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#1 posted 01-24-2013 01:36 PM

Looks like a metal cutting blade to me.

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#2 posted 01-24-2013 01:42 PM

It’s an abrasive disc, check the saw for lots of either metal shavings or ceramic dust.

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#3 posted 01-24-2013 01:44 PM

A bit hard to see in the pics but if it’s a fiber blade, it’s either for metal or masonry. If it’s a thin metal blade (possibly with small slits along the edge) then it’s probably a tile blade. Either way, he may have bought the saw to do tile work. Look up inside the bottom, make sure there isnt any rust from using water when he cut the tiles. If it runs and doesnt have any strange noises from pushing tile thru it, it’s probably a good price

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Eddie

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#4 posted 01-24-2013 02:52 PM

Thanks guys, the mans wife is the one exchanging emails with me, i asked about the blade and she mentioned she thought they used it to cut vinyl fencing? Does that help to identify the blade?

How does $50 sound for the price? Deal I shouldn’t pass up?

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#5 posted 01-24-2013 03:00 PM

no deal. pass on it. that’s not a terribly good saw. older 113 model c-man TSs are better values and better performers than that saw.

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

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#6 posted 01-24-2013 03:13 PM

Toolie,
I am a newbie, could you please explain a little bit more about why this isn’t such a great saw?

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#7 posted 01-24-2013 03:27 PM

start here:

http://www.rockler.com/articles/table-saw.cfm

that ryobi is probably a direct drive with a plastic case and an aluminum top. as an example, this:

http://portland.craigslist.org/clc/tls/3555600081.html

while 4 times the cost, is easily 10 times the saw. the saw i linked is probably a ridgid ts2424. CI top and wings, 1.5hp dual voltage motor, 24” rip capacity, appears to have all accessory parts (splitter/blade guard, miter gauge), herc-u-lift mobile base and those older gray colored ridgid stationary power tools have lifetime guaranties against defects that attach to the saw and not to the owners of the saw. unless you need a portable TS, i’d JUMP on that ridgid. get it for $150 and it’s a gloatable deal.

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#8 posted 01-24-2013 04:10 PM

Ditto, what Toolie said!!! You will be MUCH better off in the long run!

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#9 posted 01-24-2013 06:28 PM

The blade should be the least of your concerns. If you buy a used saw you probably should change the blade anyways.Pass on this saw, there are better deals out there. That Ridgid looks nice, especially if you can score it for 150.

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#10 posted 01-24-2013 07:56 PM

This wasn’t much of a saw when it was new. Like others have said there are better saws out there but they will cost more, even used. There is definitely a tradeoff between cost and quality. Don’t expect much for $50.

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#11 posted 01-24-2013 08:03 PM

Thanks guys, I took your advice and am passing on that saw.

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#12 posted 01-24-2013 08:05 PM

If hes been using it for stone, or metal, leave it well alone imho .
A saw should be used for it’s original purpose or not at all imho walk away from it you’ll only be throwing good money down the toilet pan. Alistair ps the craftsman is abetter buy imho.

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Eddie

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#13 posted 01-24-2013 08:17 PM

Thanks guys, I took your advice and am passing on that saw.

I am not expecting anything great for $50 but for now (and the forseeable future) it is what I have for my tool budget.
We are a single income (not an income to brag about either…) family with my wife at home with our daughter. Add to that another little one on the way and my tools are taking a back seat.
I was given $50 over Christmas to go buy something I would enjoy so I am hoping to get a table saw for that.

That being said, how many of you have experience with older belt driven saws? I like the idea that they can be quieter…

Here is an older craftsman for sale in my area.
Woudl this be a better option?

http://portland.craigslist.org/clk/tls/3568709644.html

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#14 posted 01-24-2013 08:20 PM

If it is working properly that Craftsman is a much more capable saw than the Ryobi.

-- Greg D.

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#15 posted 01-24-2013 08:48 PM

+1 on greg’s comment. that c-man was built by emerson electric for sears (it’s one of the 113 model saws) and a similar saw is the foundation for this saw.

that linked saw is a good starter saw to which things like an improved fence, better miter gauge and a mobile base could be added as budget allows. for $50, assuming good operating condition, that c-man is a much better saw than the ryobi.

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

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