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Hey,

I am looking to buy my first table saw and I have been looking on CL. I live in wisconsin near Milwaukee and most saws i see on CL are either 60 bucks or 300 bucks. I just could not decide.

I saw this one:
http://milwaukee.craigslist.org/tls/4107722324.html
and the guy emailed me the serialnumber which is 113.298032.

Any ideas on this saw?

Otherwise, I know it is unorthodox, but this is the CL link for saws in my area. Could anyone help me pick out a decent one. I will not hold anyone against anything, but I am having trouble deepening my knowledge of table saws. I have so many projects going on I feel like i am nonstop figuring out new things.

http://milwaukee.craigslist.org/search/sss?query=table+saw&zoomToPosting=&minAsk=&maxAsk=

Many thanks in advance.


Ben
 

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Sorry, fat fingers on my phone. It seems like it is well built. I paid $40, but there is rust to clean up and the seller was motivated.
 

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This one looks like a nice saw.....good condition and a much better fence......

http://milwaukee.craigslist.org/tls/4114855513.html

This one has better wings than the one you linked too....but otherwise is similar.....with a new motor.

http://milwaukee.craigslist.org/tls/4098688786.html

Missing one wing........and a similarly mediocre fence to the original saw you linked to.......but looks really clean.

http://milwaukee.craigslist.org/tls/4108116888.html



A bit newer......nice fence.....

http://milwaukee.craigslist.org/tls/4081324037.html
 

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Honestly...it's probably worth close to the 250 if it's in good mechanical condition....but I'd offer 175 and go to 200


There are a lot of used saws and more pop up all the time.
 

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By now a lot of guys on this forum know my thoughts on the old Craftsman 113's, I love them. In most cases under 100 bucks and some elbow grease will get you a saw that works well and will give you quality work. Check all the controls and listen to the motor. Any strange noises go on to the next one. A lot of owners worked the hell out of these saws and never put a drop of oil in the oil cups on the motor.
 

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BelgianBillie said:
I will go check out this saw: http://milwaukee.craigslist.org/tls/4117666779.html for 150, it has a fence and mitter. He indicated the motor was 1.5hp and it was a delta 10" I am still waiting on the exact model number.
Not a bad choice...I'd still try and talk that craftsman with the exacta rip fence down from 250....to me that's a more desirable saw.
 

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I tried but I got some poor attitude answers back being:

- cant you read what is in the ad?
- Ill do 215 is you pick it up right now.

and when is said i couldnt i got: Well that will not work for me then.

I think i would rather not deal with such personalities :D
 

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Move on to the next one...I once bought a stand six months after my first offer to him, for half of what I first offered. It just took him a while I come around.
 

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I would pick the craftsman if it were me...the fence is better IMO and there are parts available everywhere. The delta...is a crap shoot if you can get parts or not. Both of those are of pretty equal features though..
 

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I see the pictures of the used table saws for sale. They must never do anything with them but sit and rust. My table saw has to be close to 20 years old with the paint worn off the side tables and not a speck of rust. I keep a coating of paste wax on mine. If I spill glue or water on it gets cleaned and dried. I have found if I cut treated exterior wood it has to be cleaned right away or it will start to rust. It sure would have to take a lot of work to clean one of them saws that look so rusty and I would want to check the tables that they weren't rust pitted. Who ever owned then saws just don't take care of them at all so what else would be wrong with them. Would the bearings look like the table top? Did they keep the saw dust cleaned out of the motors?
 

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I am still looking at the delta one, but now a JEt one has my eyes caught also:

http://milwaukee.craigslist.org/tls/4061736833.html

vs.

http://milwaukee.craigslist.org/tls/4117666779.html
i hope you realize that those are both right tilt saws. there's a reason all TS today are left tilt and that reason is ..................safety.

i sold a unisaw i got for $40 in gas money and one of th ereasons was that it was a right tilt. kept my two left tilt emerson built 10" CI TSs as they do everything i need to do in a hobbyist shop.
 
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