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Forum topic by scvwood27 posted 11-11-2014 02:37 AM 922 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-11-2014 02:37 AM

Loo.king for a used/inexpensive table saw for my father-in-law who will probably not be using it all that much, mostly hobby work. What do you think of this one:

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#1 posted 11-11-2014 03:06 AM

Surprised no one has offered an opinion….

I can’t really speak to the saw….
However, I have an older C’man 10” 113.XXXXXX…. it is a fine saw.
The fence is a great fence. I have a Vega fence on my saw & love it!!!

Given the size of the motor and the aftermarket fence….
I say it could be a great deal!!! Depends on the saw itself at this point….

Hope this helps a little.

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#2 posted 11-11-2014 03:37 AM

Note that it is 12”, and uses 220 power, also missing both extension wings. Still has potential, but I am sure that it will take some effort.

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#3 posted 11-11-2014 04:00 AM

IMO, no its not worth it. 12 inch saws are generally not hobbyist saws, blades are much more expensive and the size is not needed for most. The fence is nice to have, but the biggest issue is that the saw is run by a universal motor, and given the age its hard to tell how long it will run. If you are buying used you are better off finding a contractor saw with the motor out the back. At least then you can easily replace the motor should you need to.

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#4 posted 11-12-2014 08:12 AM

Maybe my eyes are cloudy, but it looks like the front rail is very long, extending way to the right of the table, and the back rail is . . . wait a minute, there is no back rail. When you push the fence to the right, the far end won’t be supported, and bad things will happen.

I agree that the “motorized” saws, with their universal motors are noisy and not long lived. Generally. For $200 you can do better.

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#5 posted 11-12-2014 08:28 AM

I think you would be better suited to an older contractor saw like the one I own though it doesnt have to be a craftsman any brand from that era will do fine. You can usually get them for about $100 or $150-ish in perfect shape on craigslist. The only real thing that you have to do to them is true up the arbors which can be done using a plywood jig and a cheap honing stone. Other than that they are bulletproof

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#6 posted 11-12-2014 12:35 PM

Nice fence (with missing back rail), direct drive universal motor….I wouldn’t do it. This one would make for a better saw IMO….it’s more $, but you might get them down to $250-$275.

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#7 posted 11-12-2014 07:12 PM

This one would also work depending on if they want it for general use or light cabinetry work it’s $250 and needs some new blade inserts but those can easily be made from mdf

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