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Forum topic by mifon posted 01-19-2015 03:50 PM 1274 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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mifon

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01-19-2015 03:50 PM

Topic tags/keywords: tablesaw question

I’ve been lurking here on lumberjocks for quite a while. I really like to take advantage of the wealth of knowledge that you folks are great to share. I’ve always wanted a wood shop. In July we moved in to a house that has a 30×40 detached garage. I keep my bassboat in one side and when weather is really bad I park my GMC Yukon in the other side. Even allowing space for these vehicles, I still have a good bit of space along the entire back 1/3rd of the garage. I’m going to start making that wood shop I’ve always wanted. I’ve watched your comments on different eqpt., both good and bad, and I believe my first purchase will be a table saw. I’ve had some experience in the wood shop. But, it’s been a long time. I plan to use my shop to build projects for my home, mostly cabinets and small furniture and other honey do’s. I’ve considered purchasing a saw like the Delta 36-425 from Lowes. Reviews on this saw seen to be good. I’ve also taken the advice and been watching Craigslist. Not much luck on Craigslist until today. This saw came up today:
http://huntsville.craigslist.org/tls/4841127647.html

This saw is about 2 hours from me. I would appreciate your thoughts on this saw.

I’m also considering just going ahead and bite the bullet and purchase a Grizzly 690. I’m pretty much like everybody else. I want to get as much as I can for as little as i can spend. I know that most used saws listed on Craigslist will not have the riveing knife and will not have as good dust collection features. I am able financially to buy new, but if I can get by with less financially, that just means that I will have more available to spend on other “toys” for the wood shop. There’s not been much available on Craigslist. Honestly, I’m getting impatient and I’m ready to make a purchase so I can start making sawdust! Since I’m starting from scratch furnishing this shop, I’d love to hear your comments and suggestions.

Knottscot, you sir, are the man!! I appreciate your efforts as the acting “Saw GURU” her on LJ. I look forward to your and others comments.

Also, I saw this on Craigslist today if anyone is interested:

http://nashville.craigslist.org/tls/4851003679.html

Thanks in advance for your help…........

Mike
Nashville TN


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knotscott

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#1 posted 01-19-2015 04:07 PM

Awe shucks….tweren’t nothin. ;-)

The first one with the Vega fence looks to be in good shape, has a really nice fence, has the guard, and has nicely made mobile base. $375 is a bit steep IMO for an older style saw with no riving knife, outboard motor, and no warranty. Something closet to $250…maybe $300 is more reasonable IMHO.

This Ridgid 3650 has solid cast wings, a failry nice stock fence, and the Herculift….he wants $400 for two tools, but the 3650 alone at $250-$300 would make for a nice saw IMO. http://huntsville.craigslist.org/tls/4843114459.html

Here’s another 3650 in Athens with an asking price of $350….an offer of $250-$300 is fair IMO. http://huntsville.craigslist.org/tls/4822648147.html

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#2 posted 01-19-2015 04:12 PM

I agree with knotscott 375 is a little high even with the fence upgrade. I think $250 is about right. The mobile base is oversized and may get in the road. As it is homemade it doesn’t add anything to the value. You will probably need to replace the blade. I don’t see a miter guage. That is not a real loss as the original miter guages were sloppy in the slot and not very accurate. You will need to replace that.

Those saws can be made into a very serviceable saw with a new fence and miter guage. This one has the upgraded fence.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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knotscott

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#3 posted 01-19-2015 09:15 PM

Here’s a right tilt Delta with a Vega fence…..also a tad steep IMO, but could be worth a look and an offer.
http://bham.craigslist.org/tls/4847491715.html

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#4 posted 01-19-2015 09:41 PM

If the arbor is in decent shape and not worn, then 200 max.

-- Sooner or later Liberals run out of other people's money.

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