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Forum topic by Gixxerjoe04 posted 01-12-2015 11:15 PM 685 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-12-2015 11:15 PM

So I’ve been browsing craigslist for awhile looking for a decent used table saw to replace my pos portable ryobi that is just awful and dangerous. Most what’s on craigslist are the cheap portable saws or high priced real nice stuff I can’t afford, so I have to find a compromise. Found this rigid table saw, it’s an older model, I think it’s high priced but wanted to see what you all thought. He emailed me a pic and it doesn’t look bad.
http://lexington.craigslist.org/tls/4827539522.html


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

These were well proven saws with a large following, but it never sold for more than $599 new with warranty and a lifetime service agreement….many sold for less, so I don’t know where he gets the $899 new from. A fair used price for used is closer to $300. Used blades are generally worth very little unless they’re something special. Does he say why it comes with two fences? Once you get much over $300, a new one with a riving knife and warranty starts to have some appeal.

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#2 posted 01-12-2015 11:35 PM

That’s what i was thinking as well, but he seems pretty adamant on the price which is why it’s been on there for awhile. I did ask about the 2 fences, said to keep wide pieces straight. Of course I’ve found some nice table saws on craigslist back when i wasn’t in the market for one, now that I am looking for one I can’t find one. I did see someone trying to sell a new ryobi ts, said he paid $450 and would take $350. Knowing ryobi, I looked it up and it’s a $200 brand new saw, hopefully other people flag him before a sucker is born.

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#3 posted 01-12-2015 11:44 PM

He’s got a critical error in the listing about the price when it was new. Don’t be afraid to tell him that he’s mistaken and the saw never sold for more than $600. Make him a reasonable offer….maybe even as much as $325 to $350 if it looks really good.

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

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#4 posted 01-24-2015 09:07 PM

Ended up finding the 3650 on craigslist and bought it for $280, seems pretty nice in pretty good condition, hoping it was a good deal, a lot better than my other saw thats for sure. Of course it’s sitting in the bed of my truck because i can’t get anyone over to help me unload it since my wife isnt be able to lift it.

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#5 posted 01-24-2015 09:14 PM


Ended up finding the 3650 on craigslist and bought it for $280, seems pretty nice in pretty good condition, hoping it was a good deal, a lot better than my other saw thats for sure. Of course it s sitting in the bed of my truck because i can t get anyone over to help me unload it since my wife isnt be able to lift it.

- Gixxerjoe04

You should be able to get it out.. I just hauled a Unisaw CL find and moved, loaded, transported and unloaded by myself.. the dog went with me but didn’t help much :) Partial disassembly helps reduce some of the weight, and you can use the tailgate as a platform to rest against and flip in/out of the truck.. here is my Unisaw waiting to be unloaded after returning from the road trip (it has since been unloaded):

Cheers,
Brad

PS: Alternatively, if you can find some rather longish 2x material (2×6 or 2×8 works great, but 2×4 would work if that is all you have), you can use them as ramps and gently slide the saw down.. if the wife is around, she can help by just standing beside it to aid in keeping it from tipping if necessary.

-- Brad in FL - To be old and wise, you must first be young and stupid

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#6 posted 01-24-2015 09:23 PM

Yea I probably could get it out but will just wait until someone is free to help shortly, better than risking hurting my back. Trying to be patient though, really want to get working, probably should make some more room since i had a crappy small portable ts. Gonna have to go invest in the micro jig splitter since it doesn’t have one and like being safe.

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#7 posted 01-26-2015 01:52 AM

Both good saws. I paid $300 for my 3660 new.

-- Steve - "Never Give Up"

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#8 posted 01-26-2015 02:04 AM

Yea, sucks they were cheap new when they discontinued them, but with the price of new saws today I think it was an alright deal from what I’ve found online. Sold my crappy saw so really only cost me $200. Didn’t have much time today to do anything but got a cross cut sled glued up and a zero clearence insert almost finished, picked up a micro jig splitter for it hopefully it works on it.

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