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#1 posted 04-12-2019 08:44 PM

Hello,

I’m brand new to LumberJocks but have been a woodworker for a number of years. I purchased a Jet JWTS-10JF contractor table saw back around 2000. I have recently migrated my wood shop from my small basement shop out to the garage and this contractor saw just doesn’t fit anywhere and I’m considering upgrading to a bigger cabinet saw where the footprint is a bit smaller (overall).

With that said, I’m trying to figure out what a decent price would be to sell my Jet table saw. I was thinking around $300-$350 but not sure if that’s too high or too low. It’s got all the factory accessories on it (ie..standard Jet fence, etc)...so nothing real fancy.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,
Jeff

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#2 posted 09-23-2019 03:23 PM

Welcome to Lumberjocks.

I have this same saw (purchased around 1997) and if your saw is in good shape then I think $300-$350 is a fair price. I think these contractor saws hold their value fairly well. I remember paying about $600 when I bought mine new.

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#3 posted 09-23-2019 03:37 PM

Thanks Bill. I wasn’t too far off base then. I sold it late last week for $380…including a mobile base.

I’m still not sure what I’m going to replace it with (looking at mobile table saws) but I’m seriously considering either the Kreg Adaptive Cutting System or Festool track saw system to do most of my ripping and crosscutting. Not sure if that’s the right approach or not but either of those would fit my new wood shop quite well.

If you happen to know anything about either of those systems…or have recommendations on a mobile table saw please let me know.

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#4 posted 09-23-2019 07:57 PM

I don’t know much about either of those systems other than they are track saws.

I’ve thought about getting one—I think they would be nice for breaking down sheet goods (plywood or MDF). My guess is that the track and saw would work fine in a standalone capacity, but there appear to be advantages in adopting the whole system with the (MFT) table and the jigs and clamps and other stuff. I currently use a circular saw and a straight edge to break down full-size sheets to smaller sizes that I can manage with my tablesaw.

I have a hard time seeing how a track saw system could effectively replace a tablesaw. Sure you can rip and crosscut, but how easy is it to just remove a little (1/16” or 1/8”) or sneak up on a final cut? How easy is it to get consistent length or width cuts on multiple parts? I wonder if cutting narrow and/or small parts accurately present an issue?

I’ve only used a portable/job site table saw (an older DeWalt) a few times. If I regularly had to take a table saw to a job site, then the portable saw would be my choice. I use a stacked dado fairly often and I’m not sure if the portable job site saws can take a dado stack. I feel like you sacrifice alot for portability with the smaller table saw.

When my contractor saw dies (I’m surprised it has lasted as long as it has) I’m leaning toward the Powermatic PM1000 or a SawStop cabinet saw that will run on 110v.

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