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Forum topic by jd53 posted 02-11-2014 08:06 PM 573 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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jd53

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02-11-2014 08:06 PM

Found a Jet JTAS10 cabinet saw on craigslist. It is 3 hp, left tilt. Comes with folding rear outfeed table, a 30” unifence, mobile base and several inserts. Owner says it is about 6 years old and asking $900. Looks to be in great condition. Is this a fair price and is it a good saw?


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#1 posted 02-11-2014 08:18 PM

Nice saw, but $900 seems a bit steep if it’s an older style saw that doesn’t have a true riving knife. $750-$800 is more reasonable IMO.

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#2 posted 02-12-2014 02:43 AM

+1. Some owners of jet products think they own really high end tools and try for inflated prices when they are offered for sale. IMHO, $700 – $800 is an ok price range.

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#3 posted 02-12-2014 02:52 AM

Max I’d go is $600 ,look for a used Powermatic instead.

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#4 posted 02-12-2014 04:00 AM

+1 on the Powermatic. I had a heck of a time finding a good used table saw. I had the money saved up, so I ended up buying a new PM2000 when they went on sale for 15% off. I absolutely love my tablesaw.

As for Jet products prices… toolie is right. I just made a post in “Craigslisters Have Gone Nuts” about a guy in my area who is trying to sell a used Jet jointer for what you can buy a brand new one for.

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jd53

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#5 posted 02-12-2014 10:56 AM

Thanks for the opinions. Saw is about 3 hrs away so I doubt I’ll look at it. Back to the drawing board. ? for toolie, I’ve read some other comments that lead me to believe you don’t like jet products. Did you have a bad experience with them or are they just not good equipment?

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#6 posted 02-12-2014 11:51 AM

I guess I will be different. When I look at used tools the first priority is will this do what I need. The biggest drawback to this saw is the 30 inch fence for me. I have a 52 inch fence, but 36 inches is about the most I use. I would want a saw with at least a 36 inch fence. 30 inch may be fine for some people. There are certain brands I will not buy and don’t look at those. Jet, PM, and Delta are all brands I would consider. The perception is PM, Delta, and Jet in that order. For a 5-6 year old machine in good condition I consider about 40% new to be somewhat reasonable. Price really depends a lot on location and demand. That particulate saw new is around $2200. So he is at my top price of 40% new. Not an unreasonable starting place. I (depending on condition) would offer around $800 and would pay $850. That is about what that saw would be worth in my area. As a comparison a Unisaw or PM 66 that was in decent shape would be about $1300-1650 in my area. These would be in the 10-15 years since new category.
Proud owners are not limited to Jet owners. I once looked at a Delta X series unisaw that was listed on CL for a $1000. I was hoping for a great buy, however the saw didn’t have a fence or power switch or anything else including an insert. When I questioned him about the price missing major components his answer was always “yea, but it is a unisaw”.

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#7 posted 02-12-2014 01:29 PM

I’m with the price is a bit high group. I considered this saw, and passed because of the price. Like others have said, I would put it closer to $700 than $900, but that’s just me.

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