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Forum topic by Donald's Woodshop posted 07-24-2013 11:50 PM 952 views 0 times favorited 12 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Donald's Woodshop

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07-24-2013 11:50 PM

I am in the market to upgrade my current table saw which is a direct drive craftsman. 220v is not an option unfortunately, I live in military housing and they wont let me run it or even pay to get it run. I have been doing the craigslist search and came across this one

http://ventura.craigslist.org/tls/3957318440.html

Before I drive to see it what is a good price on something like this. And should the price on contractor saws be for the most part similar?

Thanks.

-- Imperfections make it unique!


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crank49

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#1 posted 07-25-2013 12:00 AM

That is a pretty good saw, but is priced a little high in my opinion.
For that money I’d be wanting something with a riving knife.
When it was new that saw was pretty close to $500 I believe, but I am not an expert on Grizzly.

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Buckethead

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#2 posted 07-25-2013 12:01 AM

I’ve seen debate about table mounted vs cabinet mounted trunnions, but I don’t know which this model has.

Considering the fence, and your electrical issues, I would consider this a fair deal.

I’ve got a saw question too: perhaps I should start a new table saw thread? No?

Anyone familiar with this Rockwell saw?

On CL the seller lists it as a 9” table saw. No other specs, model number, nada… $50. Tempting, but I am in a sawstop state of mind. Unless a super score comes into the picture first. This saw doesn’t really look that part, but looks superior to my sad little ryobi without even using photoshop.

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knotscott

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#3 posted 07-25-2013 01:05 AM

Nice saw that’s in nice shape and has a very nice fence, but $400 is high for an older style contractor saw with no riving knife, and no warranty. $300 could be reasonable if it checks out. From a quick glance on CL, there’s not much in your area.

This one looks promising:
http://orangecounty.craigslist.org/tls/3938083124.html

This one’s not as nice, but it’s well worth the $125 price:
http://inlandempire.craigslist.org/tls/3943535801.html

Ding, ding, ding!
http://orangecounty.craigslist.org/tls/3941449157.html $250

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firefighterontheside

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#4 posted 07-25-2013 01:43 AM

I have that saw and I love it. I think it will fit your needs perfectly. As knotscott said it has a great fence. The fence was standard on that saw and now is only available as an upgrade on any of the grizzly contractor saws now, at least from what I’ve seen on the website. It’s left tilt which was what I wanted. As also previously mentioned it is older style which means the motor hangs out the back. This does not affect me at all as my work bench backs up to the saw as my out feed. Price seems a little high when you consider what the original price was, but also good when you consider that to buy something comparable from grizzly will now cost over 900. I’d say offer 350 and take it home.

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Donald's Woodshop

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#5 posted 07-25-2013 02:22 AM

Conundrums! I am 2 hours north of the grizzly and almost 3 1/2 from the delta. I will have to sleep on these. Thanks for the info everyone.

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toolie

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#6 posted 07-25-2013 02:47 AM

I’d say offer 350 and take it home.

+1. here’s the OM:

http://cdn0.grizzly.com/manuals/g0575_m.pdf

check it for completeness and use any missing parts to cut the price. a missing splitter/blade guard assembly would be a deal breaker for me as OEM parts can get pricey and make an OK deal a poor deal quickly. check the splitter/blade guard assembly price with grizzly before purchase. a splitter/riving knife is essential for safe cutting of dimensional material.

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Loren

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#7 posted 07-25-2013 03:09 AM

I see 110v hybrid saws on the LA area craigslist pretty
regular. I bought one with some other stuff awhile
back… a Craftsman but the same as a Ridgid. Nice
saw… heavy and ran quiet. Sold it for $250 I think,
which is about what it was worth in the area.

If you hold out for a bit hybrids pop up in the $250-$400
range pretty regular.

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Donald's Woodshop

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#8 posted 07-25-2013 03:15 AM

It is tough for me to justify a 6-7 hour round trip for a table saw. I am north of Santa Barbara.

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MrFid

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#9 posted 07-25-2013 03:23 AM

I’ll place another vote for the Ridgid for $250. Just bought a Ridgid TS and it’s the bees knees. Mine is the 4511, though, that looks like a slightly different model, can’t tell what it is exactly although with a little internet digging you should be able to find it pretty easily. If it’s anything like mine, it would have the option of going to 240 if you ever end up relocating to a more high voltage location. Good luck with the search.

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firefighterontheside

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#10 posted 07-25-2013 03:27 AM

The grizzly can be wired for 220 operation.

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#11 posted 07-25-2013 08:15 AM

Do yourself a big favor and buy the Delta, you won’t be upgrading again for a long time if ever.

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#12 posted 07-25-2013 09:55 AM

This one has yoke style cabinet mounted trunnions, and has an inboard belt drive motor…asking $350, I’d offer $275 to $300. As a comparison, the Grizzly G0575 in your original post has a better fence, but this one has an inboard motor with a serpentine belt drive and cab mounted trunnions. Both are left tilt.

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