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Forum topic by Coel posted 01-12-2015 05:44 PM 1207 views 0 times favorited 23 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Coel

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01-12-2015 05:44 PM

What do you all think about this? It would be a little trip but if it was worth it I can make the drive.
http://chambersburg.craigslist.org/tls/4842000132.html


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#1 posted 01-12-2015 06:29 PM

Its a contractor saw and one I would not want to pay any more for.

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#2 posted 01-12-2015 06:38 PM

unfortunately a contractor style or size is all i will ever have room for.

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#3 posted 01-12-2015 06:57 PM

I dunno for $200 that aint a terrible deal. There is some rust on it so maybe you could get him down to $150. Its got a 1 1/2hp motor that can do 110 or 220, cast iron trunnions and extension wings. Its worth taking a look at IMO.

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#4 posted 01-12-2015 07:05 PM



unfortunately a contractor style or size is all i will ever have room for.

- Coel

An older contractor saw with the motor hanging off the back takes up as much or more room than a cabinet saw. Even a newer contractor or hybrid with an internal motor doesn’t save much space. If what you can find and afford is a contractor saw, that’s fine (I use a Craftsman contractor saw) just saying don’t immediately rule out other options offhand.

$200 is the high end of what that saw may be worth, $150 would probably be an average price. If you have to make much of a drive, I would definitely try to negotiate down before hitting the road.

-- "Good judgement is the result of experience. A lot of experience is the result of poor judgement."

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#5 posted 01-12-2015 08:29 PM

What JayT said about the footprint….if you have room for a contractor saw, a cabinet saw or hybrid will be an easier fit!

It’s right tilt, has a marginal fence, outboard motor, traditional splitter, no warranty, and uses connecting rods as an arbor carriage…..a very common older Taiwanese made contractor saw. The wings are cast iron, but are grated, not solid. It’s a decent, but not great saw ….~$150 is about right IMO.

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#6 posted 01-12-2015 08:33 PM

So then I guess I need some advice on where to start looking for a hybrid or cabinet. I’m also a new home owner so trying to keep things cheaper to work on the house stuff that having a saw would be useful

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#7 posted 01-12-2015 08:53 PM

I frequently see older 3HP cabinet saws in my area for $700-$800, and occasionally for as little as $500. Keep in mind though that they require 220V power. I had an electrician install additional circuits in my garage (including 220) which is an additional expense to keep in mind.

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#8 posted 01-12-2015 08:53 PM


So then I guess I need some advice on where to start looking for a hybrid or cabinet. I m also a new home owner so trying to keep things cheaper to work on the house stuff that having a saw would be useful

- Coel

For a hybrid or cabinet saw, I’d look in the same places that you’d look for a used contractor saw. Or check out the usual retail venues for a new saw, but be prepared to spend more.

FWIW, there doesn’t appear to be anything wrong with that Grizzly G1022 that you linked to….it should be capable of doing a good job if you set it up well and get a decent blade. For $200 or less, you might find a better deal somewhere along the way if you’re patient and diligent, but you might not…

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#9 posted 01-12-2015 11:27 PM

What about this one?
http://baltimore.craigslist.org/tls/4835796242.html

And this is just advice as I widened my search radius

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#10 posted 01-12-2015 11:29 PM


What about this one?
http://baltimore.craigslist.org/tls/4835796242.html

And this is just advice as I widened my search radius

- Coel

It’s pretty old and is no longer made, but looks to be in great shape. Looks like a nice deal if it runs well. The fence alone is worth a good chunk….

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Coel

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#11 posted 01-13-2015 12:00 AM

As I said I’m just fishing for advice. And outdated is fine for me if it will run for awhile. He said there is a vibration in the ad. Are they usually a hassle to fix or easy?

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#12 posted 01-13-2015 12:06 AM

And I emailed the seller. Said it was a model 3002. I can’t find anything on it but he also said 250$ takes the saw

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#13 posted 01-13-2015 12:48 AM

Most vibration issues are belt or pulley related, and easy to fix. More difficult to fix would be a bent shaft or arbor. When you go to look at it, try removing the belt and just running the motor to see if the vibration still exists. If it does, then it’s in the motor.

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#14 posted 01-13-2015 01:00 AM

I’d have some concerns about the “vibration” he mentions in his ad, but i’m betting that the 2 hp Baldor is not the original motor, and something is amiss in the the motor replacement. Could be as simple as the pulleys not being in alignment, a missing key, or a wallowed-out pulley. Shoot, for that matter it might even be that the belt sat in the same place for years and has a pair of humps.

Between the fence and the Baldor (assuming it’s good)—not much risk at $250 except the work in scrapping the risk. If it were 80 miles or less for me, i’d be looking for sure. Don’t know if i’d buy, but definitely a solid look.

earl

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#15 posted 01-13-2015 02:11 AM

It’s a 3 hr drive. I’ll send the seller your concerns as questions and see if he can check for me before I commit to that kind of drive. Fortunately gas pricms are down

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