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Mark828

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427 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: question tablesaw

After the move I planned on treating myself to the grizzly hybrid but Ive recently found some decent saw on CL in the same price range, what do you all know about General?

http://annapolis.craigslist.org/tls/3814277594.html


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489tad

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#1 posted 427 days ago

I would buy that General. I think General is a good company. If the saw posted works, top is flat and the digital readouts work, I would not wait too long to buy it.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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toolie

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#2 posted 427 days ago

looks to be a nice saw. is it a hybrid or a cabinet saw? and where’s the motor cover?

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

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Mainiac Matt

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#3 posted 427 days ago

If you were looking at a hybrid anyways…. GO BUY THAT SAW RIGHT NOW!!!

The Incra fence alone is worth several hundred dollars.

There’s a lot of goodies in that deal.

put $650 cash in your right pocket, and two $50 dollar bills in your left… wave the $650 in the owners face, and be prepared to pull out an add’l $50 if he counter offers.

The saw looks unused.

-- Pine is fine, but Oak's no joke!

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Buckethead

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#4 posted 427 days ago

Tons of goodies. I confess I have no idea what to do with any, but learning is the fun part!

Merry Christmas!

-- Bucket, any person that spends 10k on a bicycle is guaranteed to be a $@I almost started to like you. -bhog

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Tim Scoville

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#5 posted 427 days ago

The extras I see in the add are great. I have the Incra fence system and really like mine. It wasn’t cheap. The feather board stuff is nice for long rips. No experience with General as a brand. I would test the saw by ripping a good solid chuck of wood and see if the HP is adequate for you. It mostly depends on how you’ll use it. Running at 220V would be best as well.

Good luck and many happy cuts.

-- Tim S, WA

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Kaleb the Swede

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#6 posted 427 days ago

One of my favorite people to watch is Allan Little on Youtube. He uses the General and always reccomends it. I think he did a video on it. Check that out. Askwoodman.com

-- Just trying to build something beautiful

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JoeinGa

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#7 posted 427 days ago

So you’re still here reading these replies? Get yer butt in gear and go get that thing before someone beats you to it!
You know what they say about “He who hesitates…”
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(God I love spending someone else’s money! :-)

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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Quanter50

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#8 posted 427 days ago

I would buy it, even if you upgraded to a 3HP motor. I think it is worth it.

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#9 posted 426 days ago

$750 is a little steep for a used hybrid with no riving knife, but that’s a pretty slick setup with the Jointech fence. It’s worth noting that it’s a General “International” hybrid, not be to be confused with the Canadian made General saws that are legendary. Still a good saw and a reputable company, but not at the same quality level. IIRC, the GI has a proprietary motor, so if it ever needs replacement, you’re dealing directly with GI or paying to have the motor rebuilt, as opposed to grabbing a NEMA 56 frame motor off a shelf. I also remember some complaints about the thickness of the throad insert, or lack thereof. It’s definitely worth a look, and possibly an offer. I liked ssnvet’s suggestion of offering $650.

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

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