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post #1 of 12 Old 12-22-2007, 09:33 PM Thread Starter
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Is this TS worth looking at?

Hello all. I am in the market for a table saw for several projects around the house. I know almost nothing about table saws. Is this one worth going to check out? Thanks.

http://winstonsalem.craigslist.org/tls/502266370.html
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post #2 of 12 Old 12-23-2007, 02:24 AM
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I would give it very serious consideration. Do a google to find users views.
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Looks like a steal at that price to me. Welcome to the forum!

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post #4 of 12 Old 12-23-2007, 06:58 AM
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Looking is free and a good idea. If the saw is complete and in good shape, it's a good price too.
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post #5 of 12 Old 12-23-2007, 08:24 AM
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I'ts probably at least 500 new maybe more.
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When you check it out look and feel the blade. Try an move it left to right to check for play. There shouldn't be any. Turn it on and it should run smoothly. No vibrations. If the blade is bend it will shake. No big deal if a new blade stops the vibration. I have a Delta TS and it is a decent saw for the price. Not your best but a good all around saw.
Good price if it's solid. Also try all the adjusters blade height and tilt they should turn easily and have locking mechanisms. Don't worry is the adjustments are correct on the dials that can be set up when you get it home.
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Thanks for the tips in what to look for MinConst. I emailed the guy to see if it was complete and he said it had 1 wing and and a 32" extension on the other side. And said it came with a unifence. He has a deal pending but would contact me if it fell through.

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UPDATE:

Ok, I spoke to the guy and got some more information about the saw. He said it runs good but there is some surface rust on the top of the table. He also said he is missing a few bolts for the fence. He had taken it apart and hasn't been able to find all the bolts yet. He said they were common size and should be easily replaceable. I guess my main concern is the rust. Is this a deal breaker? He said it could be sanded off. Is that true? I am supposed to call him back tomorrow to set up a time to go see it.
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Surface rust is easy to remove - some WD40 and steel wool will take it off, then just wax the top with Johnson's paste wax. A little bit of surface rust will not affect the way the saw runs.

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Sounds like a deal to me.

The rust is not an issue. Try this stuff http://www.evapo-rust.com/ . It's amazing how well it works.

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Yea unless the rust has really deeply pitted the table it's no big deal. The repairs on the unifence should be doable even if you had to special order the parts. But if your handy you can fix it unless more is missing besides the bolts.
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Thanks to everyone for the help and advice.
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