|Forum topic by Kemosaby||posted 07-14-2009 04:37 AM||7171 views||0 times favorited||7 replies|
07-14-2009 04:37 AM
New member here and I’m wanting to get back in to woodworking. I took Carpentry in High School and really enjoyed making things. I use to make plaques for people with my router and made some nice things for my parents like a white oak china cabinet, three huge white oak book shelfs and a cherry gun cabinet.
I’m 42 now and really miss working with wood, so I’m looking for some saws and tools to get me a workshop going. I’ve always used Craftsman, but don’t really like the plastic table saws or the look of them. I’m kind of old school I guess so I’m wanting to get me some vintage saws, love the look of them and just think they are beautiful compared to todays assembly line products. They were made to last a lifetime seems like back in the day. Anyways, I’ve found a person not too far from me that has a Craftsman 100 series table saw and was hoping some of you could help me decide if it’s a good one. Here’s the link to the album
This kid has said his Dad mentioned he could probably get $250 out of it and he said to feel free to make him an offer. I just wouldn’t know where to start at with an offer or if this saw is even worth looking at.
I’m open to suggestions if this is not a good series or brand to look for in a vintage saw. I’m not in a hurry and have been reading about how some of you are finding good deals at auction houses and yard sales. Thanks for any input you can give me. I would like to find me a good table saw, radial arm saw, band saw and any other needed tools. I realize some of these old saws may need a little refurbishing which will be part of the fun for me, but if they run fine from the start, even better. Thanks for any help you can give me. I’ll keeping reading for info in the mean time and checking out what others have.
-- Mitch from Corbin, Kentucky