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Forum topic by Tom posted 03-07-2014 07:13 PM 1232 views 0 times favorited 72 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Tom

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03-07-2014 07:13 PM

Hi all,

Wondering if anyone know anything about this table saw? From looking and image matching I think it is a Ridgid ts2412 but there are a couple other models which look similar so it is hard to age or find reviews on.

I have my like new DW744x up for sale and stated I was willing to trade / partial for a contractor or cabinet type saw and the guy who has this is hot for a trade, I see no riving knifes is about all I can tell and without a model number reviews do me no good either. I have a standing offer of $300 for my DW744.

I should be heading to pick up a Powermatic 65 which I will need time to work on so I need a “tweener” saw as it will be awhile while I get the 65 up and running and 220 in my garage. With the belt drive is this a better saw than the DW744? Would this saw be worth $300… and if possible what model is it and if you owned one what were your thoughts?

Thanks All, you guys have been great.

-- --Tom - Saint Francis, WI


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#1 posted 03-07-2014 07:31 PM

Tom – I’m not sure which model this is, but it’s an Emerson made Ridgid, which have a great reputation, but I’d be hard pressed to pay $300 for it. Although, I fairly certain those gray machines have lifetime warranties regardless of the owner. The stamped wings are a bit of a draw back for me, and I don’t believe there is a riving knife option, even after market for this saw.

I have a newer Ridgid 3560, and I like it a lot, but it does have the full cast wings, and the herculift mobile base. Your 65 will be a a heck of an upgrade.

-- I came - I sawed - I over-built

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#2 posted 03-07-2014 08:31 PM

Newer model rigids with better features commonly go for 300-400 where I live. I say pass.

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#3 posted 03-07-2014 09:09 PM

Minorhero,

I am certainly leaning that way at the moment…

-- --Tom - Saint Francis, WI

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#4 posted 03-07-2014 09:48 PM

It does look like a TS2412…Ridgid’s first edition circa 1997. Even though the condition is rougher than I’d like, it should clean up nicely. As long as the basic functions aren’t compromised, it’s still a nice step up from your DW IMO, so at even money, you end up ahead. I’d let the condition and the missing blade guard be a bartering point for a lower offer.

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

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#5 posted 03-08-2014 12:35 AM

I agree that it’s a TS2412. The stamped steel wings are another reason that it isn’t worth $300, maybe somewhere in the $200 range IMO. Later models of that Emerson built saw did come with CI wings and much improved fence/rail systems.

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#6 posted 03-08-2014 12:52 AM

I’ve owned a 2412 since 2003. It is an entry level product, but, with its 1.5 hp motor, it’s a very capable saw. I kept it and a related t2 equipped 113 series c-man over a 3 hp 70s vintage unisaw that’ I refurbished and sold. It will do just about anything that a hobbyist needs to do. Also, as a made in America by Emerson electric product, it carries a lifetime guaranty against manufacturing defects. What that’s worth on a 13 YO TS is the buyers decision. I’ll probably be passing my saws on to my children. Properly cared for and equipped, it can be a forever saw.

And if you don’t mind losing the use of the front rail tape, the rails can be slid to the right easily for 6 to 12” more rip capacity.

-- there's a solution to every problem.......you just have to be willing to find it.

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#7 posted 03-08-2014 01:21 AM

I just got an email from Grizzly… 10% off… the G0715p is looking mighty hard to beat, even over a decent PM65 I was convinced to pickup, but the 65 has no fence and I don’t have 220 yet… It is looking very much like I might just get the Grizzly which is especially attractive with that 10% off. I might even forgo the incra fence I was going to get and pick up their 17” special edition bandsaw…

-- --Tom - Saint Francis, WI

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#8 posted 03-08-2014 03:15 AM

I have a Craftsman 113 that looks just like it, except mine has the cast iron wings. It’s a 1.5 h.p. saw.
I am currently looking into a new saw, and will be selling mine which is perfect condition and is in much better shape and has a much better Acue fence.
If you are interested, you can let me know.
I live in Franklin, WI, if you want to come and have a look.

-- Steve: Franklin, WI

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#9 posted 03-08-2014 03:24 AM

Hi Steve,

Glad to see a local Lumberjock… I have not met any other ww in the area yet. I might be interested in taking a look. Does your 113 have a riving knife and is it left tilt?

-- --Tom - Saint Francis, WI

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#10 posted 03-08-2014 03:33 AM

No riving knife, but left tilt. I don’t think riving knives were even available when these saws were made.
I had purchased the Muel Cab fence system a few years ago and use a cross cut sled every chance I can.
I had a kickback last year, that put me to my knees. Since then I use the sled. I made it big enough so I can cut up to 24” wide stock. I have already ripped 8/4 hard maple with it and with a good blade it cuts fine.

-- Steve: Franklin, WI

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#11 posted 03-08-2014 03:42 AM

It’s my understanding that the G0715P is better off running on 220v…..might want to check into that.

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#12 posted 03-08-2014 03:51 AM

220 coming this summer knotscott… I am just considering all the options, it seems as soon as I make up my mind and eliminate 1 thing, 2 more pop up… part of the problem is I have not worked with enough of some of these tools to know personally so I have to depend on reviews. I am also in my mid- 40’s so I don’t necessarily want starter stuff, not every tool do I need to be great (I have an “ok” Ryobi drill press, a Ridgid Jointer, DW735 Planer) not of which would be considered “high end” but they are better than HF stuff and I have been pretty happy with mid-range stuff for what I do…. I certainly do not even come close to production anything but I have found whether it’s fishing, hunting, gardening, astrophotography or just about any hobby… fighting with a tool takes every bit of joy out of a hobby so getting a bit more than what I might need is not a bad thing but just like everyone else… money spent on 1 toy takes away from another… and you can never have enough toys.

-- --Tom - Saint Francis, WI

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#13 posted 03-08-2014 03:55 AM

I have been looking at that saw and the 1023. Both run on 220. I am currently in the process of powering my garage and can install 220 without a problem. Those saws only draw 6 amps per line using 220. My Craftsman is also capable of being switched to 220, but if I get a new saw there is no point to switch it over.
220 won’t draw the same as 110, but with 2hp, it makes sense to run 220. The Craftsman stand says it’s a 3 hp motor, but there is no way it actually is. I am sure it’s a real 1.5 hp saw.

-- Steve: Franklin, WI

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#14 posted 03-08-2014 04:01 AM

Tom,

The G0715P comes pre wired for 220. Grizzly charges if I recall $110 to convert it to 120 from the factory. If you choose to go the Grizz route you might as well hire an electrician prior to getting it. Put the $100 bucks towords getting 220 in your shop.

Paul

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#15 posted 03-08-2014 04:07 AM

Thanks for heads up Paul,

They have a breaker your supposed to order to run it on 110 for $6, I assumed they would have wiring instructions so I could wire 110 now and 220 this summer, but I will be sure to check if I go that path. No way 220 coming in right now, my garage is 30 ft away from the house and I need to have the wire buried 4ft when it runs and the ground here is frozen solid…. not to mention a paver brick patio is smack dab between the house and garage.

-- --Tom - Saint Francis, WI

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