Maybe a good CL deal on a tablesaw in VT

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Forum topic by Picklehead posted 02-19-2015 01:08 PM 706 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-19-2015 01:08 PM

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#1 posted 02-19-2015 05:18 PM


Check the prices of new and really check out the saw!

If a contractor/ owner has it for sale ask WHY?

If it is just a Joe, then ask why he had a contractors model?

Look under it, check for side wobble, check the square of the blade—Bring your own square when you go look. if fence slides nice, and any thing that looks wrong .

I do not TRUST most contractors—- about anything—- they are only 1/2 step above politicians and other professional criminals!

If there are problems—do not walk away—RUN!

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#2 posted 02-19-2015 05:28 PM

I’d find out the model…Griz has offered several. If it’s a G1022, $250 is a tad steep….has kind of a mediocre fence (in good shape, $150-$200 would be tops). If it’s a G1022ProZ with the Shop Fox Classic of SF Original fence, it could be a good deal if in nice shape. If it’s a G0444, G0444Z, G0575, of G0576, with the Shop Fox Alumarip Classic fence, it could also be a good deal if in nice shape.

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#3 posted 02-19-2015 05:39 PM

If a contractor/ owner has it for sale ask WHY?
If it is just a Joe, then ask why he had a contractors model?

Not all contractor saws are owned by contractors :) Lots of home owners have them for various reasons, such as limited space, mobility, real motor that is vastly superior to a bench top universal screamer, etc… Personally, I don’t really care WHY they are selling it (unless it’s because it’s broken or otherwise damaged). I’m interested in the machine, and the reason for selling is secondary, although it can sometimes be an interesting back story.

But without pictures, it’s a crap shoot as to it’s value. It might be a diamond in the rough, or it might be a dog needing a lot of work to get it running right. Doesn’t hurt to look though.


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