Used tablesaw, have I found the one for me?

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Forum topic by MNnovice posted 02-12-2013 11:28 AM 720 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-12-2013 11:28 AM

Hey guys, needs some used tablesaw advice, and after searching and reading around here for a while, I finally have a question of my own. I’ve been searching for a new table saw for myself after deciding my little craftsman I got as a gift just isn’t doing it…

I like the ridgid contractor saws of the past ten years ( TS3650, 3612, Etc…. mobile base, good wingspan, cast iron top) and found this one on Craigslist in another town that I happen to be driving through in a week…

From the listing:
RIDGID R4512 Table Saw. While the store bought saw comes with two steel extension tables and a very sup-par fence system this saw is truly unique. I have added two cast iron extensions (Saw Stop $180.00) eliminating the very poor quality steel extensions and I replaced the standard fence with a Delta Fence System ($285.00). Selling for $450.

Sooo what do ya think. The steel wings on the stock 4512 is One of the reasons I avoid it (plus I like saving money by going used)....

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#1 posted 02-12-2013 12:56 PM

what fence system is the seller referring to. if it’s a delta t2, $285 is way too high a value. they sell new for ~$165. wings can be gotten on ebay for 1/2 the $180 noted. a new 4512 can be had for $400 if your HD honors the HF “20% of any single item” coupon.

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#2 posted 02-12-2013 01:10 PM

This is the other side of the contractor saw dilemma. Seller’s upgraded to the point he’s trying to sell for about the cost of a used cabinet saw. Sounds like a nice saw. The extensions and fence are much better than stock. IMO the seller made a great user. When you do that to a contractor saw expect to recoup the cost by using it, not reselling it. -Jack

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