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RinnyTin

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273 days ago

Hi folks,
Have been lurking here for about a year and have learned a great deal from this community, so thanks for that!

I’ve been trolling Craig’s list for my first saw beyond my jobsite Hitachi, and came across a Jet JWTS 10CW2-LFR, STOCK NUMBER 708472, owner says he purchased in 2003, used lightly for 2 years, then retired to Florida and hasn’t used the saw since then. This is the only photo I have:

52” rip, 1.5HP motor, Xacta HomeShop fence. He has the blade guard, and it’s on a mobile base.

I’m in a 2 car garage with 110v, and I can’t really justify spending more than $3-500 as it’s just a hobby. So this seems like a good solution for me.

I know every saw has it’s pros and cons, but can anyone advise if this model has major drawbacks?

Is $500 a fair price?

Thanks in advance!


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Tedstor

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#1 posted 273 days ago

Its got a pretty nice fence, mobile base, and extension table. And it looks to be in good shape. Assuming it runs well, I think its worth $500.
Edit to add: I bet this seller has a box-full of blades and accessories too. People that buy saws like this, don’t typically buy cheap blades/dado stacks. That could add some serious value.

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Loren

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#2 posted 273 days ago

Not a bad buy at all. In some areas you could get more
saw for the money on the used market, but supply varies
regionally and of course the 110v motor is what you prefer.

-- http://lawoodworking.com

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Rick M.

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#3 posted 273 days ago

It would be significantly better than anything you could buy new in that price range.

-- |Statistics show that 100% of people bitten by a snake were close to it.|

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RinnyTin

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#4 posted 273 days ago

Thanks for the replies. Yeah I’ve been trolling the used market for a few months, and most of the stuff I’m seeing is in really bad shape. Frankly I’m getting tired of looking and just want to start cutting some wood. I think I’m going to move on this one. Good tip on the accessories, I will see if there are any deal sweeteners.

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pintodeluxe

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#5 posted 273 days ago

I have that saw with the Xacta II fence, and it is accurate. The cast iron extension you see on the left is a big upgrade. Mine has that too, and I really like it. It will need a minor modification to get dust collection adequate, but that’s no big deal.

Good luck.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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Tedstor

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#6 posted 273 days ago

Frankly I’m getting tired of looking and just want to start cutting some wood.

Which would definitely seal the deal. You could spend another month looking, and MIGHT score something better. But I doubt it. That Jet should be the last saw you ever have to buy.

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MrRon

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#7 posted 273 days ago

Jet sells good saws. I think they are the equal if not better than any other saw on the market. It’s definitely at the top of the saw list. I have a 25 year old Jet 3 HP cabinet saw and it is a fantastic machine; equal to a Unisaw any day.

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jonah

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#8 posted 273 days ago

$500 seems steep to me for what is essentially equivalent to any one of a dozen different models of Craftsman, Delta, and Ridgid contractor saws. The Jet is a step above because of its fence, which is quite nice, but I still don’t think that makes it worth $500. I think $300-400 is closer to right, at least based on what I’ve seen.

Around here you can get a Craftsman contractor saw in decent shape for ~$200, a Ridgid for ~$250-300, or a Delta for anywhere from $200-400 depending on age and fence style.

It’s a nice saw, but overpriced at $500 IMO.

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pintodeluxe

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#9 posted 273 days ago

I have had both the Jet, and a Craftsman contractor saw. There is no comparison.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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Surfside

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#10 posted 273 days ago

The saw looks like in good condition. I think $500 is kinda plenty for used saw. Jet saws are well built, see it for yourself. I think it’s not that bad.

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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Rick M.

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#11 posted 273 days ago

Everything with a spinny blade is not created equal. There is a big difference between $1000 saws and $450 department store brands.

-- |Statistics show that 100% of people bitten by a snake were close to it.|

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RinnyTin

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#12 posted 273 days ago

I appreciate all the input! I will certainly offer a lower price and see what happens.

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bbc557ci

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#13 posted 273 days ago

When I moved a few years ago I sold my Jet contractor TS to a friend. I don’t recall the model no. but I bought it new about 15-18 or so years ago. And it was a great saw. I sold it to him for $350.00, with the stock Jet fence and no extras. He’s an experienced carpenter and wood worker, and he loves the saw. Based on that, I think the asking price of the saw you’re interested in may be a tad on the high side, but not too bad if the saw runs and performs well, plus the upgrades. If the saw works and you like it, I’d make an offer.

-- Bill, central NY...no where near the "big apple"

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a1Jim

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#14 posted 273 days ago

Hard to tell it’s condition but the photo looks good. $500 is about what the market price is in my area.

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mantwi

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#15 posted 273 days ago

It’s the total package, jump on it.

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