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10-22-2013 10:47 PM

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Hi everyone,
I have a line on a Poitras 10” table saw. As a Poitras it is quite old (not exactly sure how old). I have seen it briefly, it looks to be well kept. I was not given the chance to inspect it carefully, test the arbor, etc. The owner says that it was used as lately as last year, and it has been kept in a heated shop (at one time a cabinet shop) for the 25 years he owned it. It has a 3 hp motor, 48” rip capacity, cast iron table and massive cast base.
Would anyone have an idea on what this machine might be worth? I have not tested, I am only going on the say so of the owner.
Note: he said it was a 10” but I am suspicious that it is actually a 12” judging by the size
Thanks!

-- Joel -- Ontario -- "Measure once, Cut twice, And its still too short"


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#1 posted 10-22-2013 11:03 PM

I found this picture online and it looks a lot like the one I looked at

-- Joel -- Ontario -- "Measure once, Cut twice, And its still too short"

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#2 posted 10-22-2013 11:05 PM

-- Joel -- Ontario -- "Measure once, Cut twice, And its still too short"

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#3 posted 10-23-2013 04:30 PM

The only thing I could find that might help is that Poitras was bought by General. You could check with them
and see it they still have parts available. Sure is a massive cast iron beauty and probably 3 phase. Keep us
posted.

-- As ever, Gus-the 75 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#4 posted 10-23-2013 04:38 PM

It’s a 14” saw.

Such a saw is large and heavier than a regular 10” saw with a deeper
and wider table. An industrial class machine.

What it’s worth depends on a variety of factors, but consider that
most causal woodworkers do not need that much saw and many
pros would prefer a slider in that size class. I see saws that size
for sale for around $1000 or less but I do not know how long they
take to sell or if they get those prices.

I use a 12” table saw myself and prefer the added depth of cut
and use the added depth a lot.

-- http://lawoodworking.com

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#5 posted 10-23-2013 07:00 PM

Looks like a great saw. Being 3HP, I doubt it is a 14” saw. Make sure it is not a 3 phase motor. I would value it at $1000+. This is definitely an industrial quality saw in the Northfield class. Look at this site http://vintagemachinery.org/ Looks like its a model 1400 saw with a 3 hp motor running on 550 or 220/440 v, 3 phase. The arbor is 3/4” and they came in right tilt and left tilt models. Based on new information, this might not be good for you, unless you can get a really good deal. You would have to change the motor and the magnetic starter; $300 to $400 additional.

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#6 posted 10-24-2013 02:07 AM

Thanks all for the comments! very helpful as I was not sure what sort of price I would come in at.
Bluepine: thanks, I will look into that, I think it works properly right now but good to know what kind of parts are available
Loren: good points, I was thinking the $1000 – $1200 range
MrRon: the entire shop is single phase, which would explain the 3hp motor (probably traded out the 3phase for a smaller single) Quite sure it is wired 220. Interesting that they come right and left, will have to check it out.

It is actually package deal with a whole shop of tools I am looking at buying, but this was the one I could not find much information on, so this is definitely helpful
Thanks again for comments

-- Joel -- Ontario -- "Measure once, Cut twice, And its still too short"

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