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Forum topic by ScottyWes posted 06-13-2013 12:00 AM 1279 views 0 times favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-13-2013 12:00 AM

Anyone familiar with either one of these? Are they even worth considering?



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#1 posted 06-13-2013 12:05 AM

I have a similar Delta planer and it’s ok, nothing spectacular. IMHO $150 seems a little steep.

Can’t help you on the jointer.

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#2 posted 06-13-2013 12:18 AM

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#3 posted 06-13-2013 12:21 AM

I have heard that you will quickly tire of how short the bed is and your inability to joint linger pieces. I almost bought on of those and decided to hold out until I found a long bed 6” jointed in my price range.

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#4 posted 06-13-2013 12:31 AM

Ok, here’s another CL ad for a Craftsman Table Saw:

If you had to choose between a new Ridgid R4512 (about $450 with HF coupon) or this for $100 which would you choose?

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#5 posted 06-13-2013 12:37 AM

If it was with your money I would get the new one with a warranty but since it is your money I would let you choose.

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#6 posted 06-13-2013 12:38 AM

I have the planer and have used it for many years, it works good and I would buy it again. It might be a little overpriced.

I had a tablesaw similar to that one for 20 years and it worked great. If you buy it plan on getting a new fence before you even use it. I put the craftsman xr2424 on mine and it worked great.

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#7 posted 06-13-2013 01:39 AM

The planer @ $100 I would get it, just don’t plan on using it for large amounts of dimensionaling. As for a jointer you want the longest bed you can afford. with the TS If I had the money I would hold out till I found a cabinet in the $500- $800 range. I have been using the rigid at work for a few weeks. It is nice, but compared to a 3hp PM66 the rigid feels like it is wore out. I know its not because its new. The way I see it is If the rigid had a 54” fence it would take the same footprint as a cabinet saw. So why not have the real macoy. If money is a concern the C-man saw looks capable.

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#8 posted 06-13-2013 02:39 PM

that c-man TS is a good deal, provided it’s in working condition. it appears to at least have the splitter bracket, if not the blade guard and i also saw the belt guard that attaches to the motor. they are very basic saws which were built for sears by emerson electric. the fence is not terribly well regarded, but i have seen posts from users who are quite happy with the OEM fence. most users replace the fence with either a delta t2 or a vega and report excellent results with either.

personally, i have two of them. one is a c-man cobbled together form different sources and the other is an oem ridgid. they both perform well and have cut whatever i’ve needed to cut, provided i use the right blade.

regarding the 4512 or 113 series linked c-man question, i’d try the 4512 first. the c-man would probably need a new fence, adding ~ $200 to the cost. so it’s $300 + a mobile base cost as the 4512 comes with an integrated mobile base. once those costs are added to the linked c-man, the out of pocket differential is not really significant and would be more than born out by the new saws’s 90 day satisfaction guaranty, the 3 year new tool guaranty and the eligibility for ridgid’s LSA. maybe you’ll be the first case of getting a 4512 with a HF 25% off coupon, which would put the 4512 @ $375 before sales tax.

the c-man could also be purchsaed and used as a dedicated crosscut saw and serve as the outfeed table for the 4512 in a set up like i have, provided the necessary space is available. just my $.02.

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#9 posted 06-13-2013 03:35 PM

I just bought that same jointer. You can see my thread about the issues I’m having with it right now on the site posted only a few days ago. It works really well, when it works. I’m having issues with an intermittent electrical connection in the speed controller.

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#10 posted 06-14-2013 02:12 AM

Thanks for all of your input. A little concerned about finding blades for either of these tools so I’m probably going to hold off. I’m probably going to go for this Jointer tomorrow:

And pick up the R4512 sometime this weekend. I feel pretty confident that it is the best bang for my buck at the moment. Man, I wish I could get a 3HP cabinet saw… but that will come in time.

@toolie: That is an awesome table saw setup. I’ve thought about something similar but will have to wait until I have more space. Great idea though.

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