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mpierce

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12-10-2014 04:25 PM

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I have been using an old Sears contractor saw for years. I am not much of a woodworker but want to do more once we get a garage addition done. We on a farm auction site a few days ago and bid on the pictured Jet Tablesaw. I should have done some research but bid anyway and ended up “winning” the saw. Please tell me I did okay at 815.00 inc the tax. Thank you.

-- M Pierce, Northern California


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#1 posted 12-10-2014 05:22 PM

I’d have to say, atleast in my neck of the woods, you did ok. It may not be a super steal of a deal, but I sure don’t think you overpaid for it. I think you will really like your out feed table, I have one that’s similar and don’t know how i did it before I had it.

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#2 posted 12-10-2014 05:41 PM

I think you did very well the out feed table probably cost close to $350 by itself.

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#3 posted 12-10-2014 05:44 PM

As mentioned above the outfeed table alone is 3-4 hundred. Jet is a good saw, what Hp is it?

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#4 posted 12-10-2014 05:50 PM

Hmm, Jet cabinet saw with 50inch capacity, Biesemeyer style fence, mobile base and outfeed roller table for $815?

Ya done good!

That looks like a lifetime setup to me—no reason to ever have to upgrade. Congrats.

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#5 posted 12-10-2014 05:53 PM

I think you did well. Looks to be in good shape and comes with the big extension and out feed table.
Nicely played.

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#6 posted 12-10-2014 06:04 PM

You did very well. I just sold a much older Jet saw for $650. My older jet was a great saw. Jet makes a good quality cabinet saw. Great deal.

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#7 posted 12-10-2014 06:17 PM

Looks like a great saw for the money. Nice score!

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#8 posted 12-10-2014 06:42 PM

Ya did good

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#9 posted 12-10-2014 07:14 PM

IMHO you knocked it out of the park just from the pictures. As was said, the collapsible outfeed table isn’t a give-away item. When you add in all of the extras alone, they probably more than equal 60% of your total cost. No buyers remorse needed here.

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#10 posted 12-10-2014 07:28 PM

I’d have to agree with the first post, around me that would be an ok deal, not a steal and not a ripoff, but ok.

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#11 posted 12-10-2014 08:52 PM

It’s a nice saw that looks to be in great shape with a really good fence, a mobile base, and a heck of an outfeed table….if it’s 3-5hp, I’d say it’s a sweet deal @ $815 total. Check the alignment, and treat your new saw to a nice blade or two. Congrats!

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#12 posted 12-10-2014 08:53 PM

Thanks to you all for the speedy replies…my first time here and it is nice to know there is a good group out there!

It is a 3 hp and single phase 240v. I am dying to see how 3hp cuts compared to the old 3/4 horse craftsman. The paint in most of the wear places looked pretty good.

I will now feel much better breaking the news to my better half!

Many thanks to all of you!

-- M Pierce, Northern California

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#13 posted 12-10-2014 09:19 PM



It is a 3 hp and single phase 240v. I am dying to see how 3hp cuts compared to the old 3/4 horse craftsman. The paint in most of the wear places looked pretty good.

- mpierce

Should be a pretty remarkable difference in power….the 3hp should be less sensitive to the conditions that would labor your old saw. The difference in mass and feel are going to be huge too.

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

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