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Forum topic by TinyTheGiant posted 10-27-2013 04:27 PM 1319 views 0 times favorited 14 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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TinyTheGiant

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10-27-2013 04:27 PM

Hi all,

I’ve been lurking here for a long time and have been looking for a table saw. I came across this one on craigslist for $250 OBO and was wondering if it was a good deal.

Thanks for taking a look.


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Tedstor

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#1 posted 10-27-2013 04:42 PM

Nothing particularly great about that saw. Looks like a garden variety contractor saw. The top looks pretty rusty, but as long as its not pitted, it should clean up ok. It also has stamped steel wings which are not as desirable as cast iron.
The fence looks pretty good, better the fences on other contractor saws, but not top of the line.
Is it worth $250??? If its in good operational condition, then yes, definitely. In fact you should go look at the saw today. That saw wont last at that price.

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#2 posted 10-27-2013 04:50 PM

I’d say it’s a fair price and will sell quickly at that price mainly because most saws under $300 are old craftsmen saws.

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#3 posted 10-27-2013 04:55 PM

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#4 posted 10-27-2013 04:59 PM

I had that saw and it was fine for a first contractor saw. Dust collection wasn’t great. I made an insert to fill in the back, otherwise it’s wide open. It has a belt-driven motor in back. The fence on this one is looks to be different than mine. I operated mine at 220v but it can be 110v also. I had a home-made router table on one side so I had opted for the stamped steel wings. Does a good job as long as you align the pulley and belt and use a good blade. I’d say for $250 it is probably a decent deal as long as the top isn’t too rusty. Check for other damage. Depending on where you live, it could sell quickly.

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#5 posted 10-27-2013 05:08 PM

I found a Jet on CR last summer, wanting to replace one I had sold a few years ago. Drove to the guys house and found it was direct drive. Didn’t know Jet made a direct drive. Anyways, call the seller and verify that it is belt drive. As others have mentioned, if it’s in good operable condition $250 seems to be a fair price, if it’s not a direct drive.

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

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Scott

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#6 posted 10-27-2013 05:22 PM

Good point. I had assumed it was belt drive like mine.

To the OP: What does the description say about it? I notice there is plastic on the fence handle as well as some other Jet equipment in the background.

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bbc557ci

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#7 posted 10-27-2013 05:35 PM

Like I said, I wasn’t even aware Jet made a direct drive TS…hhmmm. Yeah I saw the plastic on the fence handle too, and the other Jet tools in the back ground. Would be interesting to find out why…

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

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TinyTheGiant

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#8 posted 10-27-2013 07:32 PM

I have been looking at the Ridgid R4512, do you think this is a comparable saw? I don’t need anything too fancy as I am just a hobbyist, but I would like something solid and functional.

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#9 posted 10-27-2013 08:00 PM

It might just be shadow or camera angle, but the table extension and fence rail on the left look as if they might be bent upwards.

-- Tom Finnigan - Measures? We don't need no stinking measures! - Hmm, maybe thats why my project pieces don't fit.

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TinyTheGiant

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#10 posted 10-27-2013 09:26 PM

They were, I went to check out the saw and the left side had been bent completely out of shape. The guy told me he would show me a test cut and before I knew it he was feeding from the back of the saw! The piece got ripped out of his hands before I could say anything. I told him I couldn’t buy it and that he should watch some videos on how to properly use it

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tefinn

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#11 posted 10-27-2013 09:50 PM

That’s Craig’s List for you!

-- Tom Finnigan - Measures? We don't need no stinking measures! - Hmm, maybe thats why my project pieces don't fit.

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Tedstor

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#12 posted 10-27-2013 10:09 PM

LOL. Well- at least you got a good show and a funny story out of it. LOL!!!!!
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#13 posted 10-27-2013 11:07 PM

If it is a model 708100 (10” WorkShop Tablesaw) the price is very fair. I had one, and really liked it (I sold it when I bought my SawStop).

The 708100 is neither a direct drive nor a belt with the motor hung on the back. It has a two-belt system that allows the motor to be inside the steel case. Dust collection was so-so, and the fence left something to be desired, but for $250 you should have room for some upgrades. I outfitted mine with a ShopFox Classic fence and a Shark Guard … sold it last year for $400.

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#14 posted 10-28-2013 10:01 AM

It could just be the perspective of the pic, but the left side of the rail looks bent to me.

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