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08-26-2014 02:45 PM

I just saw one for sale on craigslist for $300 and it appears to be in fair condition. Im not showing any availability of the saw in the current market and therefore assume it is out of production. Anyone familiar with the saw think I could fine a side table extension for it? Or how hard would other parts be to get for it? Is it a decent saw? Anything you know about the saw would be a help. Thanks Jim


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#1 posted 08-27-2014 12:12 AM

My brother has one and I have used it a time or two.

I cannot imagine paying 300.00 for a new one let alone a used one

If it has a decent blade maybe offer twice the cost of the blade or something like that

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#2 posted 08-27-2014 01:28 AM

That’s the hyrbid, an Elu design I think.

A friend has one. He likes it fine. He has some
other machinery and is no slouch.

I think it’s probably comparable to a contractor
saw with some refinements. They pulled it off
the market when other makers started putting
hybrids on the market more or less.

There’s a sliding table attachment you may be
able to fine NOS or used on ebay.

DeWalt probably still supports the saw as last
time I checked it was still sold in Europe.

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#3 posted 08-27-2014 03:22 AM

Fish, I’ve had one for 12 years. Never have had a problem and I use it 4 or 5 times a week. If there are no major problems its a steal @ $300. Carmaker doesn’t know what’s he’s talking about. For his benefit I’ve included a picture.

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#4 posted 08-27-2014 09:27 AM

It was ~ $900 new for the base model, and was among the first of the modern hybrid designs that gained popularity shortly after it’s introduction. It’s American made and is a very solid design. There was an optional sliding miter table, or an optional miter gauge that was essentially the Osborne EB3 design. The fence isn’t great, but is decent. $300 is a steal if it’s in good shape.

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#5 posted 08-29-2014 08:11 PM

Still with us Jim?

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#6 posted 08-29-2014 08:21 PM

Knot, he joined, posted, got his answer and went away without a thanks…the first time that has ever happened on this site.

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#7 posted 08-29-2014 08:29 PM



Knot, he joined, posted, got his answer and went away without a thanks…the first time that has ever happened on this site.

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Somebody had to be first! LOL….

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#8 posted 08-30-2014 01:54 PM

He may be out in the garage playing with his new toy.

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#9 posted 08-30-2014 04:05 PM

cpd, thanks for the Christian reminder…I jumped to conclusions. We will probably hear from him soon. On the other hand if he’s Moslim…

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#10 posted 02-04-2016 02:01 AM

fish, go ahead and buy it. It’s a great saw.

-- If it's doable, I'll do it...if it's been done, I've done it...if it's impossible, I'll try it.

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#11 posted 02-04-2016 02:18 AM

He might have….....2 years ago.

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#12 posted 02-04-2016 02:19 AM

fire, some folks take awhile to make a decision…

-- If it's doable, I'll do it...if it's been done, I've done it...if it's impossible, I'll try it.

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#13 posted 02-04-2016 02:21 AM

True

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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#14 posted 02-04-2016 12:26 PM

a cl add there for 2 years?

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#15 posted 02-14-2016 01:31 AM

For what it’s worth (for future folks) I can recommend this saw fully. The fence, with some shimming, is excellent and the saw is built very well. The only negative thing I can think of is the dust collection doesn’t work very well and it’s not compatible with a riving knife.

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