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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 03-29-2010, 10:50 PM Thread Starter
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I have the opportunity to purchase a used 12" older craftsman table saw for 150.00 with fence, miter, blades and dado blade. I have been using a portable makita 8" for the last 14 years and just want something more solid and ridgid. Is a 12" just too big for a table saw. I see most are only 10". Any suggestions or comments please.
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Hello John! I would buy it, by considering what type of work You do. If You work Heavy cutting, every day cutting , It would be mine in a heart beat. Actually, for that price I might get it anyway. It You have the room, go for it. For that price, I would check it out twice. Has it been taken good care of, original motor, would make My choice for Me. Do You have the room is another. You may not find another for that price.

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I haven't actually saw it yet. I am going to look at it tonight. There are some clues that lead me to believe it is in good shape and taken care of. He stated that when I look at it, and if I want it, the fire blanket covering it up does not go with it. All the equipment is with it. This leads me to believe that the owner takes good care of his stuff.

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If its in good shape at 150.00 its a steel, if you don't like it you can always sell it and get your money and time back easy.
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John,

One potentially expensive mistake to watch for is the electrical AC voltage / phase the motor requires. Beyond 120V, most homes are limited to 240 V single phase while most commercial / industrial shops are either 208V 3-phase or 480V 3-phase.

The are electronic boxes to run a 208 3-phase or 480 3-phase motors off of 250V single phase, but locate and price one before you buy as they are in the $500 - $1,200 range.

Should the seller try to tell you the 3-phase motor will run off single phase power, run. If may be technically true but it is not safe and violates the National Electrical Code.

It's kinda like someone telling you that your car will run off of starting fluid. It may be technically true but the question is: For how long and will it start a fire?

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Other things to consider is the big price difference between a 10" and 12" blade and the difference in sharpening costs.
Although, at $150.00, you can absorb a lot of price differences.

Wondering if the arbors are the same for 10" and 12", and could a 10" be used???

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Hi John

They say if it sounds to good to be true ,,well,, I have sold my share of old 12" Craftsman boat anchors, when you take a look a it pickup the plug and take a hard look at it, that's the tip off..if youi don't see anything funny about it have him plug it in and fire it up , if tells you I don't have a outlet for it, put your money back in your pocket and run..

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Alright, too good to be true. The saw was misadvertised, it was only a 10 inch, 1 hp saw, not too terriblly old. It is model number 113.298032. It was an older woman that was selling it for her husband who had got in an auto accident 10+ years ago and is now a parapalegic. She was very nice and it was her son who had advertised it. I told her that I did not research any 10" saws and that I did not know what kind of price would be fair for both her and myself. She said she was only looking for about 100.00 for it. It had a carbide datto blade and about 3-4 carbide tipped saw blades in good shape and 2-3 reg steel blades and a fine tooth plywood blade? . The saw was in fair shape with legs, miter, steel table wings, and a fence that needs to be replaced, but missing the blade guard. I though that 100.00 was a decent price. I looked at craigs list when I got home and think I did ok. What do you all think?
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100.00 bucks? you got it?, heck the dado and blades would cost you as much if their in decent shape. 1 hp motor is a little light, but if its in good shape you did no wrong in buying my [email protected]
OK I looked up the saw, I think it will do what its supposed to do, just don't try to cut more than it can handle and you should be in good shape. here is a link to the manual
http://www.guidesandtutorials.net/ol...113-298142.pdf

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Hi John

That's not to bad of a deal,not to sure if you got the manual with it but here's a link to it..

http://www.searspartsdirect.com/part...ken=partSearch



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Alright, too good to be true. The saw was misadvertised, it was only a 10 inch, 1 hp saw, not too terriblly old. It is model number 113.298032. It was an older woman that was selling it for her husband who had got in an auto accident 10+ years ago and is now a parapalegic. She was very nice and it was her son who had advertised it. I told her that I did not research any 10" saws and that I did not know what kind of price would be fair for both her and myself. She said she was only looking for about 100.00 for it. It had a carbide datto blade and about 3-4 carbide tipped saw blades in good shape and 2-3 reg steel blades and a fine tooth plywood blade? . The saw was in fair shape with legs, miter, steel table wings, and a fence that needs to be replaced, but missing the blade guard. I though that 100.00 was a decent price. I looked at craigs list when I got home and think I did ok. What do you all think?



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