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Forum topic by jd53 posted 02-23-2014 04:00 PM 994 views 0 times favorited 12 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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jd53

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02-23-2014 04:00 PM

Found a used 22124 with original biese fence for $600. Appears to be in good shape. Owner says its at least 10 years old. Whats a good price for it? Also I’ve read where it was similar to the Ridgid 4511, did it have the same recall issues as the 4511? One more to consider is a used Steel City 35926, less than a year old for $600. Has a lesser fence but could upgrade that. Was used as a backup saw in a cabinet shop when motor was out of main saw. Any opinions on this one and the craftsman are appreciated.


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#1 posted 02-23-2014 04:22 PM

JD – Can’t help ya out much. Scott will be along soon I’m sure to give you the answers you’re looking for. Here’s a thread not to long ago with some info that might help ya out.

http://lumberjocks.com/topics/58223

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#2 posted 02-23-2014 06:47 PM

Thanks and that link you added was good info. Maybe it was the 22114 that was similar to the 4511?

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#3 posted 02-23-2014 06:48 PM

$600 is too much for anything with the Craftsman name on it. The fence is probably the only thing of value.

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#4 posted 02-23-2014 08:05 PM

I’ve had my Craftsman 22124 for a number of years now, at least before 2007. It’s been a workhorse for me. I did get a thin kerf blade for it, and powers through 8/4 white oak and even 12/4 ash.

I don’t know of any recalls and if there were mine wasn’t affected. The blade spins straight and true and it’s easy to square the table to the blade with just 4 bolts.

As far as the $600 goes … It could be worth it. That’s uphill to you. I bought mine new way back for around $800 and soon after they went up to $1100. It is exactly the same as the Steel City just with a different name on it.

The only thing missing that I wish came standard is a good riving knife, but even that can be corrected with 3rd party add ons.

My 2 cents worth.

-- Don

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#5 posted 02-23-2014 09:53 PM

The 22124 didn’t come out until late 2004, so it shouldn’t be any older than 10 years old….could be as young as 6. It was the model that preceded the current 22116, which is more similar to the R4511, so no arbor recall issues. Regardless of the name plate, this was a nice saw with a large happy following. It’s made by Steel City/Orion, and has yoke style cabinet mounted trunnions, 12” solid cast iron wings, weighs 425#, and has a commercial Biesemeyer fence. $600 is a fair price, but it can’t hurt to offer $500-$550.

The SC 35926 is also similar the R4511 and 22116, which have riving knives, but with a lesser fence. These are all granite top models.

None of these are really commercial duty saws….I’d be somewhat concerned how any of them might have been treated in a commercial setting.

-- Happiness is like wetting your pants...everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth....

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#6 posted 02-23-2014 10:28 PM

I was kinda wondering that myself about being used commercially, especially the steel city. I don’t think the craftsman was used commercially but more as a serious hobby woodworker. Had a lot of nice tools for sale but none really considered commercial.

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#7 posted 02-23-2014 10:40 PM

I bought a 22124 new in 2007. I paid about $900. It has been a great machine. I have had no problems with it. If I were making the offer, I would try $500.

-- “While the world with closed eyes sleeps, The sky knows and weeps - steel rain. ” ― Nathan Bell

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#8 posted 02-25-2014 03:32 AM

Are there any riving knives that will fit the 22124 other than the bork?

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#9 posted 02-25-2014 02:06 PM

”Are there any riving knives that will fit the 22124 other than the bork?”

None I know of, but there are some splitters that will fit. FWIW, the BORK works well on my Shop Fox saw.

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#10 posted 02-25-2014 02:46 PM

Is there any place to buy parts if needed for the 22124?

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#11 posted 02-25-2014 03:34 PM

Sears or Steel City…pretty much the same saw as their 35601/35605/35606/35610.

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#12 posted 02-25-2014 05:14 PM

In the 7 or 8 years that I’ve had my saw I haven’t needed any parts. But here in LJs at times someone provides a website where you can purchase screws and stuff. I thought I kept it but can’t find it now – DARN! Of course you will immediately get rid of that insert and make your own and that crappy miter gauge. That’s not a problem with the saw – seems most original equipment saws come with some easily replaceable parts.

-- Don

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