|Forum topic by ProfPenguin||posted 264 days ago||3039 views||0 times favorited||9 replies|
264 days ago
I’ve been lurking here for a long time and love the community but I’ve finally got a question that I can’t search my way to the answer…
I just drove about an hour away to pick up what I was told was a Rockwell 10” 34 series contractor saw. He didn’t have any pictures and apparently couldn’t find the entire model number. He wanted $50 for it but it needed a belt. I didn’t think it was a big deal as V belts are plentiful and a contractor saw for $50 is a great deal.
Turned out when I got there that it was a Rockwell 34-345 saw which uses a tiny 11 3/8” circumference timing belt complete with 59 teeth. It looks to be a decent table, lots of cast iron, including both extension wings and a nice new blade.
So rather than waste my drive time I bought it for $30. Now it turns out that I can’t find the belt for < $38. So that’s about where I stand. I currently have another (not very good (Delta TS200LS)) table saw so I’m in no huge rush to get one.
Is it worth the $38 dollars and time to get it running decently (~$70 total) -OR- should I turn it into parts and cut my losses?