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Forum topic by abmorse1 posted 03-16-2014 12:41 AM 987 views 0 times favorited 11 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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abmorse1

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03-16-2014 12:41 AM

Topic tags/keywords: tablesaw question craigslist

Hey all –
I’ve been lurking here a long time, but this is my first post.

I found this on craigslist. Before I drive a couple of hours to check it out, I thought I’d consult the experts.
He wants $250 for it.

I’d love to hear everyone’s thoughts.
Thanks,
Aaron

-- Aaron, Tulsa OK


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#1 posted 03-16-2014 12:50 AM

Would not be worth but half that if I needed one and that is if the router comes with it.

I would recomend to keep looking for something a little more substantial

finding a decent contractor saw for that money is pretty easy

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#2 posted 03-16-2014 12:57 AM

BTW Arron there is a model 10 rockwell in Jenks right now for 300.00

Only minutes away from you

a tad pricey for dfw area but normal for Oklahoma (for whatever reason)

If its as nice as it appears you would be much better off even at the asking price

JB

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#3 posted 03-16-2014 02:00 AM

Thanks, JB.
It was next to impossible to find anything on that model Grizzly. I’ve been on searchtempest watching CL from here to Dallas for Delta (or even Cman 113) contractor saws that are cheap enough to add better fence. I’ve missed out on 2 Deltas so far, one with a unifence, and another with a T2.

I don’t know much about the model 10. I take it that’s a fairly nice saw? Would it need a fence, or would the stock fence be ok?

Thanks,

-- Aaron, Tulsa OK

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#4 posted 03-16-2014 03:34 AM

It’s a decent saw with a strong motor, but the fence is a bit lame. With the router and router table, it’s just about worth the asking price IMO. Without the blade guard I’d offer less. It was made by Mao Shan, and has pretty much the same guts as many other Mao Shan saws….Jet, GI, PM, Bridgwood, Ohio Forge, Omega, AFF, etc.

You might find more info if you check for the G1022.

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

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#5 posted 03-16-2014 04:32 AM

Aaron that saw is from late 70s to mid 80s I believe and the stock jetlock fence is pretty useable as far as pipe rail systems go. Probably has a 1.5 hp motor. No contest with the grizz. Big gap in quality,weight , etc.

If your looking for the long haul A biese fence would be superior to the delta t2.

Just go get it and use it and see what you think your demands are going to be for a nice fence.

JB

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#6 posted 04-03-2014 01:20 AM

So I actually have the same oppurtunity to by this exact same Grizzly saw. It’s in probably the same condition, but the person I am buying it from is only asking 40$ for it. Considering I am just starting out into woodworking I think I am going to take it. I would love to eventually pick up a brand new 3500$ Delta or Powermatic and eventually will considering its something you could have for life and not have to purchase another. But until I get the funds for something that expensive I am hoping this will work just fine. I actually owned a brand new dewalt contractor table saw but just took it back for a full 300 dollar refund. What’s left over after this 40 dollar purchase I can use for a nice Incra Miter gauge or if I have to invest in a new fence for it. What do yas think of the trade that I made??

-- Woodworking is my obsession and hopefully someday will be my profession.

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#7 posted 04-03-2014 01:37 AM

For the sake of clarity, it sounds like you returned a “portable jobsite saw”, and are pondering the purchase of a “contractor saw”....an excellent move IMO. There are several parts on that Grizzly saw that are worth at least $40…it’s a no lose purchase if it’s in decent shape.

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

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#8 posted 04-03-2014 01:41 AM

For forty bucks, snap it up. You can learn a ton about cheaply upgrading a saw. See pics on my link for examples of what I did to my craftsman, and heck, I just wrote a review on my old saw.

To the Aaron,the OP, I’d offer 175 cash for that saw, and would top out at 200. Otherwise I’d keep searching.

Good luck!

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#9 posted 04-05-2014 10:44 PM

I ended up getting a Rockwell Model 10 for $150. It runs well, and I plan to take it apart, clean it, and replace anything that looks too bad before I use it. Before I got it out of the truck I noticed that some bolts had worked themselves loose connecting the stand to the table, so I’m off to the hardware store to replace those before I move it.

Thanks for all the advice everyone!
Aaron

-- Aaron, Tulsa OK

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#10 posted 04-05-2014 11:04 PM

Cool. Please post some pics. Sounds like a new topic thread for you :)

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#11 posted 04-12-2014 08:04 PM

I wish you well, it’s a great hobby and a great time in your life buying your first saw, or nearly your first.I have a lot of nice stuff bought over many years and every time I buy something for the shop I get all excited like a daft big boy or if you prefer a big kid LOL so I understand you Brother have very safe fun and enjoy. Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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