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Forum topic by richardwootton posted 03-07-2013 05:06 PM 523 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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richardwootton

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03-07-2013 05:06 PM

So I saw this post on Craigslist and thought it was a pretty darn cool old table saw, but I don’t know if it would be worth my time to make it a usable TS. What do y’all think?
http://littlerock.craigslist.org/tls/3660056941.html

-- Richard, Hot Springs, Ar -- Galoot In Training


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#1 posted 03-07-2013 05:27 PM

I wouldn’t think so. Not sure but I think this saw adjusted the table for tilting, raising and lowering instead of the blade. What a pain that is.

-- Joe

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#2 posted 03-07-2013 05:27 PM

That is a cool table saw. It’s a tilty top. Meaning the motor is fixed and the top pivots. Does it come with a motor? Is it currently running smoothly? How much time and effort would you want to put into it? These are things you need to ask yourself.

If you opt to go for it www.owwm.org is an invaluable resource.

Edit: I do think the price is a little high, at least for the Denver Market

-- I came - I sawed - I over-built

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#3 posted 03-07-2013 05:32 PM

give them the price of scrap plus %10. It is cool, but not that rare really. It would need a lot of love to restore, and a lot of love to use on a regular basis. If you need a saw, no. If you love the idea of all the pain that goes along with working with that saw, or restoring it to be a satisfying show piece.. IMO yes.

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