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Accidentprone315

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02-04-2013 11:36 PM

Anyone know which model this is? He’s asking $350. I know it’s relatively new, but I can’t find any info on it.
Do you think it’s feasible to be able to cleanly rip 8/4 ash with this saw? I don’t mean 400 fb of it, just a little at a time.
If not, could I make some simple upgrades to make it most useful without buying a $1000 saw?


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SouthpawCA

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#1 posted 02-04-2013 11:44 PM

I don’t know how old it is, however, I did have a similar one I purchased back in the ‘70s. I also don’t know if $300 is a good price or not … I’ll leave that up to you. I now have a Craftsman hybrid with a 1 3/4 hp motor and that along with a thin kerf saw blade will do the job nicely. I did it on 12/4 ash. I’ve even ripped ash with a full size blade with no problem, but like the thin kerf better. Just don’t rush it.

-- Don

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kdc68

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#2 posted 02-05-2013 12:07 AM

I don’t know what you mean by relatively new. This was my old Craftsman that I recently sold. Looks similar to the one you are looking at, minus the color and fence upgrade. This one I bought new in 1993 (20yrs old). The model number for this is 113.226880. Mine sold with the outfeed table, dado insert, 40 tooth combo blade, original blade guard, and original fence for $260.

Hope this gives you some help in deciding about the saw your looking into


-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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knotscott

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#3 posted 02-05-2013 12:14 AM

It’s at least pushing 10 years old (they discontinued that style around 2003)....probably made by TTI/Ryobi, so would have a 315.######model number. If it’s got a 113.###### model number, it’s even older (pre-1997). It’s an older style contractor saw with an outboard motor, and no riving knife….there’s nothing wrong with that style of saw, but that one doesn’t warrant quite the premium they’re asking for it. It does have an upgraded fence and webbed cast iron wings, but $350 is high IMO….it’s getting pretty darn close to the price of a new hybrid style contractor saw with warranty and a riving knife. I’d offer $250-$300 tops.

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

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SamuraiSaw

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#4 posted 02-05-2013 12:15 AM

I’m not familiar with that fence, hopefully someone like knotscott or toolie will weigh in on that aspect. That being said, properly adjusted that saw will do just about anything you ask of it. I’ve used a couple of earlier versions making furniture and cabinets for several years.

From a price standpoint, it’s kinda high. As soon as the other guys give you some feedback on the fence, I’d think a reasonable price would be in the $275-$300 range.

Edited note: Scott was posting as I was. His advice is solid!

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kdc68

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#5 posted 02-05-2013 12:22 AM

Acidentprone- I’m in agreement with knotscott and SamuaraiSaw. I didn’t think twice when offered $260 for mine. As knotscott said, for a little more $$, you could get a new Ridgid, Porter Cable, or a NEW Craftsman

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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Accidentprone315

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#6 posted 02-05-2013 12:56 PM

Thanks, everyone. I just found the same saw in my area for $250, with an aftermarket riving knife. I think I’ll persue that one.

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toolie

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#7 posted 02-05-2013 02:41 PM

with an aftermarket riving knife

to the best of my knowledge. there’s no aftermarket riving knife for any of the 113 series emerson TSs, which is what your opening pic resembles. even when that style saw was produced by TTI?ryobi , and carried a 315.XXXXXX type model number, the arbor arrangement precluded a riving knife. perhaps if you see that saw, you’d take a pic or two of that riving knife. i, and i think many other 113 saw fans, would be really interested in something like that.

-- 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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#8 posted 02-05-2013 09:30 PM

”to the best of my knowledge. there’s no aftermarket riving knife for any of the 113 series emerson TSs….”

None that I know of either. It’s likely that he interchanged the term “riving knife” for “splitter”.

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

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Accidentprone315

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#9 posted 02-06-2013 12:17 AM

Excuse my ignorance, I believe it is a splitter.

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kdc68

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#10 posted 02-06-2013 12:43 AM

Accidentprone - if this new post is the $250 saw, I’d seriously take a look at it. Let knotscott or toolie have their input. Those two are very knowledgable

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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Accidentprone315

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#11 posted 02-06-2013 12:47 AM

This is indeed the $250 saw. I think it should suit me well, but I’d love to hear some opinions.

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SamuraiSaw

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#12 posted 02-06-2013 12:49 AM

Run, don’t walk to buy it. That saw will serve you quite well.

-- Artisan Woodworks of Texas.... www.awwtx.com

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#13 posted 02-06-2013 01:02 AM

It looks to be in great shape, and has a cast iron router table. If it runs well, buy it….align it, put a good blade on it, and you’ll be set.

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

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#14 posted 02-06-2013 01:02 AM

The router mount extension adds a lot of value to the saw.( maybe 75-$100) I cannot tell what model it is from the pic, the direct drive saws are worth less.

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toolie

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#15 posted 02-06-2013 03:23 AM

i’ll bet it’s a c-man. looks to be in nice condition, although the right side extension wing is stamped steel, which is usually associated with entry level units. any idea what the hp rating on the motor’s data plate is? those rails can probably be slid to the right for additional rip capacity, albeit at the sacrifice of the use of the front rail tape measure. do i see the faint outline of a belt guard for a motor hanging out the back?

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

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