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07-27-2013 01:07 AM

http://sanantonio.craigslist.org/tls/3961332745.html

I have arranged to meet with the seller first thing tomorrow morning to buy the saw. He states he does not know the maker of the saw but it is mfg in Taiwan and has a 2 hp motor and works great. Stated it takes up a lot of room in his garage and he just does not use a table saw. So he is selling it. I am going to buy the table saw as a gift for a friend who could really use the table saw. The table saw does come with a fence, just needs a blade and insert replaced, otherwise the seller says it works fine and seems like a strong saw.

So I am guessing it is a grizzly. But at 55.00 I am getting excited at the thought of getting this saw. Especially if it runs fine.

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#1 posted 07-27-2013 01:10 AM

Looks like one of several Taiwanese saws made by Mao Shan, who at one point made Jet, Grizzly, Bridgewood, Omega, AFF, and many others. The motor is worth more than $55.




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#2 posted 07-27-2013 01:17 AM

Thanks Knottscott, I was hoping you could post. I was thinking Grizzly but I figured you would have more detailed knowledge than me. The owner does not seem knowledgeable on the saw at all, he did say when he grew up his dad had a Craftsman TS and he thinks this TS is stronger. I am excited, small things can really get me happy. I am getting it for a good friend who loves woodworking but has a terrible table saw. He has a Craftsman (that is not problem), his motor went back, and on a small retirement budget he bought what he could afford in a HF motor replacement. But he did not get the RPM correct because the blade now only spins at 1700 RPM, too slow for the saw. He has to feed in slow motion.

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#3 posted 07-27-2013 01:23 AM

If it runs, I don’t think you could go wrong for 55 bucks.

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#4 posted 07-27-2013 03:13 AM

That’s a nice gesture Jerry. I’m sure your friend will appreciate your
kindness.

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#5 posted 07-31-2013 01:34 AM

as an update. I did buy this small 2 hp contractor table saw. As stated, the motor was worth that easy. Motor spins nice and smooth and quiet with the belt off. The belt was trash and creased in 2 places from setting for a very long time. So running with the belt on was bad. Needs a new belt. Everything else worked. Even the fence was decent but just a simple 30” rip fence using a pipe design found on older table saws. Locks down tight though. I did not get any pics of the table saw as I gifted it to my retired wood worker friend. He lives on the 20 acres next to my land. He is the greatest neighbor, he owns a tractor and we have not been in position to buy a tractor yet so he helps us a great deal. I also help him a lot so it is a help each other relationship. He builds things at our shop a lot for himself. Now he has gotten his shop organized and is building stuff in his own shop but that old craftsman ts with HF underpowered and inadequate RPM was not a good thing. So now he is set.

I will say this though, my friend loved the table saw, but did tell me he has owned that craftsman TS for 30 years and was having a hard time junking it. I told him to steal the 2 hp motor and steal the fence off of the 50.00 TS and then his craftsman will be like new, or even better than new. The fence on his craftsman TS is CRAP! So I actually think he is just going to mount the motor and fence from the new TS on his old craftsman.

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#6 posted 07-31-2013 01:35 AM

The table saw looked just like the second and fourth picture posted by Knotscott.

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#7 posted 07-31-2013 09:46 AM

Good to hear. Thanks for the update.

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#8 posted 07-31-2013 12:42 PM

Jerry;

Great gesture on your part; It’s one thing to buy your friend a table saw, but then to suggest that he steals the motor and fence off of it to put on his old Craftsman so he could keep the old saw that he’s so attached to was a really great gesture.

He probably would of thought you would be offended if he did that on his own, so suggesting it to him in the first place and taking that burden off of him was great.

Sounds like it was a win – win for everyone.

Thanks for posting that; it sure made my day!

-- John @ http://www.thehuffordfurnituregroup.com

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