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#1 posted 01-23-2020 09:38 PM

+1 that is labor of love.
Suggest you join, and advertise on their classifieds.

- How much does it weigh? It’s worth $0.10 per lb as scrap metal, minus freight charge to scrap yard.

- Not having a motor with saw is big deal. They add significant cost to rebuild. Not having an original motor, makes it worth lot less to OWWM types.

- The Rodgers TS are susceptible to trunion cracks or broken gears/shafts, especially on the tilt adjustment. The exposed internals will rust lock and are easily damaged if forced. The difference between ~$50 scrap value and more valuable machine base is very small, and requires close inspection.

- As already posted, lots of competition for old TS sales. With insurance companies requiring Sawstop to even be insured; commercial market is dumping old table saws all time. Hobby market is saturated with them. Can pick up a running but neglected 10” Unisaw for less than $500. If missing motor/fence; they become < $100 parts machines instantly as the $600-800 replacement parts cost exceeds the used market price for machine. Gone are days where antique TS will sell for $1000+ (unless it comes with a ton of accessories).

Best Luck!

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