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Hello from Surprise AZ

New guy here, well to this forum anyways... Been searching for a new table saw and ready to upgrade to a cabinet style. Found a nice Jet system that used and about 1/2 price. It does have some scratches on the table just to the right and rear of the blade. I'm wondering if that'll cause some problems in the long run. I know I could sand it down some but the table would end up with a dip there. What do you all think?

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You are writing about a cast iron table are you not? I cannot imagine has there could be any scratches on the table that could effect any thing. If you sand them by hand there is no way you are going to have any noticeable effect on the depth of the table surface.

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Jim,
Welcome to the forum. I agree with what George said. Unless your table has a gouge in it that has resulted in a burred edge sticking up, I wouldn't worry about it. If there is a slight burr sticking up, I would sand or rub it with a sharpening stone just to remove the burr, throw a coat of wax on it and rip away.
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Jim,
Welcome to the forum. I agree with what George said. Unless your table has a gouge in it that has resulted in a burred edge sticking up, I wouldn't worry about it. If there is a slight burr sticking up, I would sand or rub it with a sharpening stone just to remove the burr, throw a coat of wax on it and rip away.
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Don't forget to try craigslist. There are some great buys if you have the time to search. If you buy used make sure to test the fence well some people have the tendency to overlook this and have a heck of a time getting parts or another fence to match table. Me I'm a grizzly guy good service and purcases have held up well.
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Those scratches will probably render you saw completely unsuitable. I'm in Snowflake, AZ and it wouldn't be a real problem for me to drive down and help you dispose of that saw.

BTW, welcome to a fellow AZ woodworker.
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Hey Gene, You can stop by here and pick me up I will help you load it. Just kidding. Jim welcome to the forum. It is nice to see another Az woodworker on here. As for the saw I would say if the saw runs good, and there is nothing wrong with it go for it. Like mike said you can hone the burrs off and apply some wax.

Gene, my parents live in Peoria so we will have a place to stay if it gets too late.

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Thanks guys... I went ahead and bought a newer model today of the Jet. Sale pricing and accessories from Jet plus warrantee got me. I'm just not going to take a chance on those scratches. They were deep too deep for me. May not have made a difference but I didn't want to take the risk.

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New guy here, well to this forum anyways... Been searching for a new table saw and ready to upgrade to a cabinet style. Found a nice Jet system that used and about 1/2 price. It does have some scratches on the table just to the right and rear of the blade. I'm wondering if that'll cause some problems in the long run. I know I could sand it down some but the table would end up with a dip there. What do you all think?

Thanks,
Jim
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Just wanted to say hello from Sun City Grand in Surprise. I am a member of the Woodworking Club here and have been woodworking for 20 some years. I build furniture and will be posting some pictures soon. Scratched on a table saw should not be a problem as there is a large area for the wood to pass over. I don't know much about JET Eg. as I have used mainly Delta and Powermatic.
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