|Forum topic by Zasquatch||posted 12-12-2014 03:17 PM||1873 views||0 times favorited||31 replies|
12-12-2014 03:17 PM
I am new to the site, but I’ve used it as a resource for quite a while. This is my first post, and I’m eager to get some opinions from more experienced people!
I am just getting into woodworking and have been using a DeWalt dw745 for the past year. I started browsing Craigslist for full size saws so I can tackle bigger projects, and stumbled on what I believe to be the deal of a lifetime… I have no idea what type of saw it is, and neither did the previous owner. All he knew was that the original owner was a tool and die maker, and heavily customized the saw.
In a nutshell, it has a 3hp motor with a wide poly-v belt, right tilt blade (12” capacity, a 10” diablo was installed when I picked it up), precision machined steel top, aluminum table mounted trunnions, and a delta unifence (I think?). It needs a good cleaning as seen in the interior pictures, but I couldn’t believe how robust all the internals were. I have never seen a cabinet saw before, so I’m not sure how this compares to the rest. As a mechanical engineer though, I was very pleased to see all the precision machine work.
I ended up getting the saw, miter gage, a few zero clearance throat plates, 10” diablo blade, 12” unknown blade, a couple junk blades that will go in the trash, a freud wobble dado (which I’ve heard isn’t very good), 2 feather boards, a wolfcraft router table which I plan on cannibalizing to build my own, and a 2hp Grizzly dust collector for $360…......... I am confident I got a ridiculous deal.
Without further ado, here’s some pictures! Let me know what you think, because I honestly have not much of a clue…