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Forum topic by makingdust posted 10-15-2018 04:47 AM 257 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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makingdust

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10-15-2018 04:47 AM

Topic tags/keywords: jet grizzly dewalt craftsman delta shop fox

Alright guys,

Newbie poster here. I’m currently in the market to upgrade to a contractor/hybrid or cabinet saw and have come across a couple nice TS on craigslist and FB market place. The Jet TS I was really interested in was sold while I was out of town for work as well as a Dewalt DW746 also sold while I was out of town. I travel a lot for work!

Anyway, I came across a Jet JWCS-10A-LFR on Facebook market place. It’s in overall good shape and was used by a hobbyist furniture maker. He has since passed it on to his son, but his son has no interest in it.

Comes with the following:
Xacta Premier II Micro Adjust fence ($350 alone if purchased new)
1.75 HP motor
Currently 110V connection
Roller base
Dust Port connection w/hardware
Right tilt saw. Hmmm

From the pics the owner has sent, it looks like it was well taken care of overall. Looks like the cast iron top could use a little oil and steel wool from sitting around for a bit. Other then that, I don’t see anything that would raise concerns.

The saw is 1.5 hrs away….3 hrs round trip. So I gotta figure that in as well.

I’d consider myself a hobbyist and most of my woodworking consists of various species of reclaimed barn woods (soft and hard woods) and other misc hard woods.

I’m looking at getting a price point from those of you with more knowledge on this type of saw. As far as condition and etc go, what would you guys recommend as far as price?

Owner is currently asking $800 or best offer. That’s way more then I would think it was worth. How far off am I to assume the $500 – $650 range if all is in proper working order? For $800 I’d save another couple hundred dollars and buy a new one! I’ll be chatting with the owner again tomorrow.

Feel free to shoot me some additional questions or provide me with some good advice regarding the saw and etc.

Thanks,
Makingdust


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EdDantes

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#1 posted 10-15-2018 11:39 AM

That’s certainly on the high end. Though that label says “Cabinet Saw” this is certainly a hybrid. Cons on this would be: smaller motor, table mounted trunions, no riving knife, right tilt. The fence is probably the one pro.

You’re right that for about ~$300 more (delivered) you could get a Grizzly hybrid delivered that fixes a few of these issues: cabinet mounted trunions, left tilt, riving knife. Fence won’t be as good, but more than adequate. Realistically I’d be comparing this saw to the Rigid/Delta hybrids that run about $600.

Depending on your market, you should be able to find a decemt used Unisaw for $800. If you could get this down to $500-600 I’d consider it.

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MrUnix

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#2 posted 10-15-2018 11:52 AM

Keep looking.

Cheers,
Brad

PS: That fence is trashed and unusable as-is.

-- Brad in FL - In Dog I trust... everything else is questionable

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makingdust

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#3 posted 10-15-2018 02:05 PM

Thanks for the replies guys. I’m not completely sold on it either and not in a big hurry. Don’t really like the right tilt as all I have ever used was left tilt. The cons outweigh the pros at the moment and it really doesn’t get my adrenaline flowing! haha

Think I’ll keep looking!

Currently looking online at a used Grizzly G0715P 10” hybrid Polar Bear Series that looks to be in very nice shape! 2HP motor, Griz industrial camlock T-style rip fence, left tilt, cast iron trunnions, cast iron table, riving knife and the list goes on. 45 minutes from my house too which is nice.

At $995 asking price it’s probably on the high side and out of my budget at that price.

My plan was to get a feel for what you guys think is a fair offer and maybe go from there. I’ll be selling my tried and true classic Makita 2708 with Rousseau table to help put toward the purchase of a nice hybrid or cabinet saw. I should not have a probably getting around $350 – $400 for it.

Thanks
Makingdust

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EdDantes

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#4 posted 10-15-2018 02:55 PM

I’d laugh that guy off the phone asking $995. That saw retailed for $895, so absent some huge haul of extras it’s way overpriced. I could see offering $600 for it.

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makingdust

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#5 posted 10-15-2018 03:07 PM



I d laugh that guy off the phone asking $995. That saw retailed for $895, so absent some huge haul of extras it s way overpriced. I could see offering $600 for it.

- EdDantes

My thoughts exactly Ed. Is this dude so out of touch that it’s not even worth trying to deal with him? Haha!

Seams like here in WI & IL sellers are asking way too much for their saws.

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