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I'd like to at least be able to try their stuff out.
from two other forums...
pro list...
don't cost much...

con list...
pages worth....
the biggest scream was CS and things broke..
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King has been around for years and is sold under a slew of brand names including Delta. I have their 16" planer and worked the living snot out of it pushing several thousand feet of rough sawn fir, cedar, pine, spruce, and birch through it. It takes off 1/8" per pass even at 16" wide. Still going strong after about 20 years. I also have their 108" x 6" vertical belt sander. Also 20 years old and going strong but not used nearly as much as the planer. I just bought a 16/32 drum sander from them and it is working well. They sell some fairly serious table saws, comparable to what you would get from Grizzly (might be the same factory). Whether that is one of them I can't say. But just because it is a King brand doesn't mean it's defective. It just isn't top of the line.

As far as the CS, I did have an issue with the table on the sander. It wasn't perpendicular to the sanding belt. I called them and complained and they did hem and haw but they did make it right by sending me a new table that was 90* to the belt. The planer head wasn't parallel to the table but I adjusted that. That is my experience with King. So far at least.

Someone I consider a master woodworker once told me that a master woodworker is not someone who never makes mistakes. He is someone who is able to cover them up so that no one can tell.
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Customer service is important, and complaints about it, or lack of it, would (probably) put me off.
But let's get real here; the outlet that sells their stuff should be the ones offering front line customer satisfaction. Let them sort out who pays the cost of making it right. They have a lot more influence than the end user.
We've heard complaints here in the past about Busy Bee not being at all responsive to customers issues...
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I have been using my fathers late 40s craftsman table saw for over 18 years. It has the cast iron table with cast extensions. I upgraded the motor and added a M.U.L.E. Fence system. This fence is not a Bessemer, but it works. I built my own cabinet complete with dust collection. In my opinion, if you find an “old” craftsman table saw with cast iron extensions, it will work. I would advise that you hear it running, before buying. F.Y.I. I just sold a vintage craftsman 3hp, cast iron, with mobile base, shop fox fence, three blades, and dust collection for $400. The person that bought it was unpairing from an old Delta. I was selling this saw for a friend that had to move into a nursing home.

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I have been using my Sears 12” direct drive table saw for over 40 years. I did replace the fence.
It has seen a lot of use. I had a Saw stop for four years and sold it and went back to the Sears
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@Stick486 If you posted this twice does that mean that you wouldn't touch it with a 200' pole. Just teasing!

Thank you all for your input. I really do appreciate it.

The reality is that I have that acoustic panel project that I would like to get started on. Sure, I can wait till the ultimate deal comes along but this has been dragging on for a while. Holidays and all. There is always an excuse I guess.

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From the sound of it this is a one time woodworking project and after that who knows. Based on that I would get what ever is out there that cuts. If there is even the slightest chance that you will be doing more woodworking in the future then I would look until I came across the best deal. Buy in hast and repent in leisure or what ever the saying is. As for what I would look for, it would be an older 10" Craftsman from the 70's with a cast iron top and a separate 1 hp motor. They can be had any day of the week for under $200 and will out perform and out live any of the more expensive contractors saws on the market.
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Peter,

I offered to give you my opinion on a used purchase. Now I will go one step further, call me at
514-349-8823
If you are serious about a used table saw, I can go with you and check it out. My surgery is on Wednesday so it must be before then or in a couple of weeks. Don't be in a rush ! if you have the cash and wait you will find a deal !
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I used a 1 horsepower Craftsmam belt drive model 113.298032 for many years .....
I did everything I asked it to do, and was very accurate.....
People will tell you the fence is junk, but I disagree.... It works fine ....
Look to pay $100-$125 .....
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Peter; take (other) Dan up on his offer! Great guy and knowledgeable too.
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Peter,

call me at
514-349-8823

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This would have been the week that I'd have finished chewing thru the restraints...
If only new layers hadn't been added....

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Forget the primal scream, just ROAR!!!
"SNORK Mountain Congressional Library and Taxidermy”
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