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sell or keep?!

Hello all,

setting up a shop and bought a new grizzly G0691 table saw. Love it!!
Now wondering do I keep my contractors saw. I have a Makita 2703 with the makita porta table, which has been a great combo. It was my dads, and passed to me 10 years ago.

Still looks new and cuts straight.





Do I need two? Sure there might be an odd job off site where I might use it..(Like.. Maybe never).. So do I let it sit taking up space, or sell for a decent coin for my pocket. Today on Amazon the set is just shy of $1000...

There is a definitely sentimental value involved.. Not sure if they still are, but these are marked "made in the USA" which means a lot to me too.

What would you do?
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I would sell it, but only you can value the sentimental value. I would rather have another tool instead of keeping 2 table saws. It might be nice to keep a crosscut blade in it, and a rip blade in the other.

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The problem is with such a small table front to back, it's not ideal for a crosscut saw.....and I can't see wanting to rip with it while there's a big saw over there.....same with dado's.....

Sadly unless you need a portable saw, I don't see much use in keeping it.

But.....you have to put the sentimental value on it...

The tools don't make the craftsman....
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I bought a 10" 02, used it every day at work PT mahog fir trim pine, it was and still is a good jobsite saw. If you do work out side or at jobsites and there's nothing wrong with it I'd keep it.

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Do you want us to say it's alright for you to sell your fathers saw. Can't do it, you will have to decide that. My personal opinion is if you have the room and don't need the money keep it. You can always sell it later.

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Depends on your needs. If you have the shop space, I'd keep it. Set it up for a dedicated task, like if you work with a lot of plywwod keep a dado stack in it set perfectly for ply. If you need the money or are short on space, sell it. Or donate it

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A lot depends on if you have the space whether to keep it or not. Sometimes you can have your saw set up with a dado blade and discover you need another piece and the other saw would give you the means of doing that without breaking down the dado to do it.
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Odds are good you'll come across a couple hundred dollars again in your lifetime. The saw is irreplaceable. Keep it if you have the space, and don;t need the money badly.
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I had the exact same saw when in business, same set up, I loved that saw. After retiring, my shop is now much smaller and space is limited. I also have a Unisaw which I plan to sell and buy another saw similar to the one you have because I no longer need the large saw. I wish I had kept the little saw it would be just what I need now. I say keep it.

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I'm with keeping it if you have space, don't need the money and still holds true when cutting.
If you can use it as a dedicated workstation say with a small sled you might be glad you kept it.
Your dad may have a smile on his face seeing his ok' saw still being used.

My father in law gave me his pipe threader and dies twenty years ago that were from his father. These have to be from 1930. They are now so dull they couldn't thread a hot dog.
I had them out while I was threading pipe with my Rigid set and just use the die as a hand held to clean the threads of burrs. My father in law still tells me the stories of what he did with them when he used them.
He's 87 and didn't even notice I thread with a different set but still "use" his. Makes him proud.

Cut it twice, measure once and it's still too short.
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Sounds like you've already replaced the saw. An inanimate object has no feelings, the feelings felt are yours alone.
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depends on your needs. If you have the shop space, i'd keep it. Set it up for a dedicated task, like if you work with a lot of plywwod keep a dado stack in it set perfectly for ply. If you need the money or are short on space, sell it. Or donate it
ditto!
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I've had things given to me that I eventually replaced by something that suited my needs better. I try to make a point of passing it on to someone else in need. I guess it's my version of "pay it forward".
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Sometimes my table saw doubles as a work station. It seems my work benches are always full of what ever. Just a thought.

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Done the same thing regesullivan,

When I bought the Delta 953 I didn't have the room for the Craftsman, my BIL was always asking for something cut so I gave it to him, I later gave him my small PC compressor when I bought the Mak5200, I sort of regret that one its smaller than the Mak and fine for brad and pin nailers.

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Thanks for all your input!

It's funny, never thought twice about it before. Heck I had to dig the table out of the shed, got it cleaned up and took the pictures to post to CL, then it kind of hit me how much I miss the old guy...

I hadn't realized he's been 10 years gone.. He was a little crusty around the edges, but boy At 86 and legally Blind he could still put me to shame with the amount, and quality of work he would do. I guess I feel I didn't take the time to learn all I could have from him, then when I put the saw together I could suddenly remember him standing in front of it working away.

Like it was said, you can't put a sentimental value on something, but to just keep it doesn't make much sense either..lol. Maybe I'll hold on to it for a while...
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I agree that if you have the space keep it for the time being. Even if you never do any jobsite work again just having two TS's in the shop would be convenient. Just ask Woodnthings, two TS's are better than one, and three's even better.
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If you have the space you can match the table heights and bridge between them to make a larger cutting and work area. Seen that done a few time already.
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