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post #1 of 37 Old 02-11-2009, 11:30 PM Thread Starter
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Are Enlon table saw's any good?

I have the opportunity to buy this table saw and want to know if it is any good.

Here is what the listing says.

10" Enlon Table Saw, 2HP 110/220V, 36" fence

Thanks for anya nd all advice.
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I have never heard of Enlon. Of course that means nothing as I had never heard of many of the brands mentioned in this forum before I started reading the threads. (Most of my life Sears has been the only store available where I could purchase tools.)

Can you get your hands on this saw? Any chance of doing a test cut on it? It looks in good condition. I like the size and the fact that it has a mobile base. To me the most important part of a table saw is the fence. Does it stay straight when you lock it?

Good luck.

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I concur with George,
I never heard of this saw either. But it looks like a pretty solid piece. Sounds like a good idea also to see if you can try it out. Make a cut or two, move the fence around, lock it down, and check with a tape and see how parallel it stays. It all boils down to the price on an unknown. You might want to google the name and see what comes up as far as parts availability.
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Well, I've never heard of it either, though I am not very well versed in a lot of the stuff available out there. Thats why i thought I would ask the pros here.

He is asking $400 for it, so... I did try and google it, and that turned up with very little results.

He also mentioned that the laminate fence would need to be replaced, as it is worn out. So I am not sure what that means.

It does look like a solid piece, and that is why I was considering it, he said he purchased it in 1996. I have a cheap delta now and just am not very happy with it.

Thanks for all the help guys, I really appreciate it.

I would still like to know if anyone else has heard of this thing. Should I offer the guy a lower amount? Like $250??? I don't want to seem like a tight wad, but I also don't want to pay for a cheap, unknown piece of equiptment.

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I did a lot of web looking, and,

It is Chinese made and the company does not have
a web site. Service is taken over by Star Manufacturing.

Jet, Star and Enlon seem to use the same accessories.

And it looks a lot like the big saw at HF!


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I too have never heard of "Enlon", but from the pictures it appears to be a very solid and well made unit. I think at $400 that is a pretty good deal. The saw has a very wide rip capacity, long guide rails, and two solid looking cast iron extensions. I see it also has a mobile base. With two HP you have adequate power for most hobbyist operations. The router table inclusion is a definite bonus if you have space considerations. Is the router included? Are there accessories included, such as extra blades, dado set, miter gage? All these little extras can add considerable value to the overall package.

As some of the others have suggested, if you can, try the saw out to see if it is working well.

Do not be afraid to ask the owner if he is negotiable. Only people who are not really interested in selling their equipment will hold absolutely firm.

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Thanks very much everyone.

There are no accessories included, nor is the router. The router table is included, but no tool. By looking at the pics, I would "assume" the extra blade inserts are included, but thats it.

I assume he would be willing to negotiate, as he has emailed ME a number of times in the last week and a half to see if I was still interested. But I don't know that for sure.

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Thanks very much everyone.

There are no accessories included, nor is the router. The router table is included, but no tool. By looking at the pics, I would "assume" the extra blade inserts are included, but thats it.

I assume he would be willing to negotiate, as he has emailed ME a number of times in the last week and a half to see if I was still interested. But I don't know that for sure.

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HE has emailed YOU asking if you are still interested?.....hmmmmmm......sounds like he is antsy to get rid of it......Give him a price YOU would be willing to pay and see what he does......The worst that can happen is he says NO ....and then you start negotiating if in fact you really want it.......

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I have to say that I, as well, have never heard of this brand so I can not say one way or the other what the saw would be like. I can say, however, that $400 seems a little steep for a saw that need parts replaced. There are a lot of saws out there on the market that are reasonably priced. I would personally look around a little more and leave this one as a "not so good idea". But that is just my opinion.
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What about delivery?

I sounds like he needs to sell!

Make your offer!


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$ 400 for a used no-name ? AND he is antsy ? Buyer BEWARE !
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$ 400 for a used no-name ? And he is antsy ? Buyer beware !
yup.....
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It looks like one of several Taiwanese made contractor saws, and probably comes from the same factory as several older brand name models. Looks like a nice fence, cast iron wings, and should be compatible with several other standard contractor saws, however $400 is really steep IMO. You can get a brand new Ridgid 3660 for $400 right now.
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Go look around at what $500 hundred dollars will get you brand new, with a warranty and all the bolts it's supposed to have. If you really want it, tell him you'll take it off his hand for $200. If he says no way, say ok $150.

A buddy of mine buys used cars to flip using this approach and it's amazing how well it works.

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Enlon was advertised a lot in the 80's I think. Maybe early 90's. Import stuff, probably one of the companies that is still manufacturing for everyone else.

I agree, for that sort of money if your diligent you can find a an old Unisaw that needs some work. I wouldn't give it is second thought, it just a contractors saw.
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Go look around at what $500 hundred dollars will get you brand new, with a warranty and all the bolts it's supposed to have. If you really want it, tell him you'll take it off his hand for $200. If he says no way, say ok $150.

A buddy of mine buys used cars to flip using this approach and it's amazing how well it works.
Yeah, what he said.
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In my humble opinion, nothing of much value really happens anyway until someone says NO.......lol.....

but ya gotta make the first offer to get the NO....if you really have to have THIS saw that is.....

I just picked up a brand new Ridgid 3660 for 399. Brand new in the box, all the parts, all the warranties, all the service.........I would at least consider going new unless you just have to have THIS saw. If that's the case follow the great advice you have received here so far and see what happens....

oh and let us know how it turns out.....
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Thanks so much everyone. I knew I was asking in the right place.

I have been wanting the Rigid for a long time, my buddy has one and I've always been jelious of him for it. But it was just out of my price range. I think I will go with Rigid when I upgrade. The only reason I was looking at this Enlon, was it looked like it had a bigger work surface and a router section.

Thanks so much!! I will post up once I figure out what I am doing.

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Thanks so much everyone. I knew I was asking in the right place.

I have been wanting the Rigid for a long time, my buddy has one and I've always been jelious of him for it. But it was just out of my price range. I think I will go with Rigid when I upgrade. The only reason I was looking at this Enlon, was it looked like it had a bigger work surface and a router section.

Thanks so much!! I will post up once I figure out what I am doing.

Spleify

Unless I misunderstood you he is asking 400 for a used saw with a couple missing parts.....you can get a brand new Ridgid saw right now for the exact same price......no need to wait to upgrade....you can do it now.....
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I have looked everywhere and can't find the rigids for the $400. Any ideas folks?

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