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Found a craftsman table saw on craigslist. It's belt driven, not sure of the model yet. But I can get this for $50. Let me know if you think it's a good deal base on the pics. I'll try to post more info when I get it.

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Also just so you know just getting started into woodworking. Don't really have a lot of cash to drop on an uber saw so if it's either find a great deal, or stick with the circular saw for me.
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Come on,36 views... Some one has to have an opinion
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Hi Ben, if everything works on it go for it. I paid a hundred for one a few years ago, to get me by, when I burned up the motor on my Shopsmith. You can always make some low cost upgrades to it to suit your needs.Rust on top will take a little work to clean up, but with a little TLC could be worth it.

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Thanks! What would I need to get the rust off? Sanding and paint? What would I sand with?

I figure for 50 it's gotta be a decent deal. Especially since i really won't use it much. I'd still be better off getting one like this than a cheap new saw, right?
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Get the rust off with Bar Keepers Friend. Grocery store item. Then use paste furniture wax on it.
The saw has the miter gauge, fence, and an iron top. You're ahead of the game there.
For $50, not a bad deal.
You don't want one of the real cheap bench top saws. They have plastic cases.

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Hi Ben

Just my 2 cents

I would pass on that one, flip the saw over and you will see what I mean..

I got the one below for 117.oo bucks on sale in the box all I had to do is plug it in and use it..

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Hi Ben,
If the motor works, it's worth it. To get a fairly good TS out of it expect to spend another $200-$300 min.
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Found a craftsman table saw on craigslist. It's belt driven, not sure of the model yet. But I can get this for $50. Let me know if you think it's a good deal base on the pics. I'll try to post more info when I get it.

http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p299/EWC88/007.jpg
http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p299/EWC88/008-1.jpg
http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p299/EWC88/009-1.jpg
http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p299/EWC88/010-1.jpg
Hi Ben - Well, to me the motor laying on top of a not-recently-used table doesn't give me warm fuzzy. Motors can be picked up reasonably cheap though, just avoid Sears parts if it is bad. I think you want to look real closely at the worm gear and rack that sets the bevel. You can run into big bucks there real fast, providing the parts are available. Need the model number to find that out. Not sure what they have for an arbor assembly but check that out also. If nothings wrong but a belt and some cleaning it looks like a good deal.
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Thanks for the feedback everyone. I'll probably just pass on it.

bobj3, where the heck did I get that one for 117?
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