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*** UPDATE ***what about this one ?

by GR8HUNTER
posted 08-26-2018 03:26 AM


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ralbuck

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#1 posted 08-26-2018 05:05 AM

I would check prices etc. of new ones in your vicinity. A hundred bucks mmore for the same saw NEW will easily be worth the difference.

It might be a bargain; but, do your research well to avoid a burn!

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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EdDantes

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#2 posted 08-26-2018 09:59 AM

Way overpriced. This an early version of a hybrid saw. It’s basically one of their contractor saws enclosed to look like a cabinet saw. So while it will have better dist collection, it has a less powerful motor and (I’m pretty sure) table mointed trunions. The fence also isn’t the greatest.

For reference the Grizzly G0771Z is a similar concept but with left-tilt, a riving knife and a better fence for $845 new. I’d get that or a Rigid r4512 before I’d buy this, which will save you money. But really, if $800 is in your price range, you should be able to find a nice used Unisaw if you’re patient.

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LittleBlackDuck

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#3 posted 08-26-2018 10:56 AM



Way overpriced….
- EdDantes

By the sounds of E’D’, this could be a costly lemon…

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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knotscott

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#4 posted 08-26-2018 11:55 AM

Ed described it well, and I agree it’s too much for a hybrid with the Jet basic contractor saw fence.

-- Happiness is like wetting your pants...everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth....

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EdDantes

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#5 posted 08-26-2018 10:24 PM


she is saying i could have it for $650.00 reason getting rid of it because it was her dads thought her husband would use it and he dont so what about 650.00 :<))

That’s probably “reasonable”—mostly because it looks to be in good shape—but still more than I’d pay. Were it my choice, I’d still go with the Rigid r4512 which is $50 cheaper. Not only for the above mentioned issues (left-tilt, riving knife), but also because you’ll end up with a service plan on a new purchase. If I were going to make an offer on that saw I’d probably say $500, knowing that I’m going to spend another $200-250 (at least) on a fence upgrade at some point. And even then, I’d still probably figure that the new Grizzly hybrid is a better option at $850 than this saw + fence for ~$750 all-in.

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bigJohninvegas

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#6 posted 08-26-2018 10:40 PM

I agree with Ed, way overpriced. I have the Ridgid R4512, And I have done several hundred dollars of upgrades to make it a good saw. I would not buy it again.
I did not know about Grizzly back in 2013 when I bought my Ridgid. I now own a Grizzly band saw that I am very happy with. And would buy a Grizzly table saw.

-- John

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#7 posted 08-27-2018 09:04 AM

Whereabouts in your workshop are you thinking of putting all this “stuff”

-- Regards Rob

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GR8HUNTER

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#8 posted 08-27-2018 01:28 PM



Whereabouts in your workshop are you thinking of putting all this “stuff”

- robscastle


well Rob to be honest my walker turner original motor finally gave out not to bad after 60 years of great service I currently do have the motor in repair shop waiting on estimate to fix it I love my WT saw except for throat hole it is a very bad design so I’m just looking around now while I have free time :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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GR8HUNTER

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#9 posted 08-27-2018 01:35 PM



Whereabouts in your workshop are you thinking of putting all this “stuff”

- robscastle


but no fear I am awaiting Duckys SKI money to be rolling in any time now ROTFLMAO :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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LittleBlackDuck

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#10 posted 08-27-2018 02:11 PM


I am awaiting Duckys SKI money to be rolling in any time now ROTFLMAO :<))
- GR8HUNTER

I’m also ROTFing,

with MAO..

waiting for you waiting for my…

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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robscastle

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#11 posted 08-27-2018 09:30 PM

Always keen to help out when I can!

The saw is a bit of an odd one, ... speaking of which how is the LPG lathe going!

You posssibly may not want to hear this but, I have actually got a 12” cabinet saw throwout from a school my son was working at (looks the same as the Jet) it’s better than my 10” contractors saw, so I am looking at disposing of the contractors saw.

Motors: I managed to kill a motor and thought I could get it repaired, but that was a fail as it turned out to be BER.

-- Regards Rob

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GR8HUNTER

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#12 posted 08-27-2018 09:47 PM



Always keen to help out when I can!

The saw is a bit of an odd one, ... speaking of which how is the LPG lathe going!

You posssibly may not want to hear this but, I have actually got a 12” cabinet saw throwout from a school my son was working at (looks the same as the Jet) it s better than my 10” contractors saw, so I am looking at disposing of the contractors saw.

Motors: I managed to kill a motor and thought I could get it repaired, but that was a fail as it turned out to be BER.

- robscastle


lathe works fine :<))
I’m not lucky enuff to get that deal :<((
BER ?

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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robscastle

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#13 posted 08-27-2018 11:39 PM

BER (Beyond Ecconomical repair) usually determined if the repair is about 70% of the new replacement cost

So for example if the motor is about $100 and repairs are going to be more than 50% and approach 70% or the same in dollars its BER.
External Labour accounts for anything from 20% upwards, so thats why you can repair items yourself and continue on.

For example my Ryobi ERT 1250 router failed yesterday (not a current model) replacement cost would be about $150 or there abouts.
I stripped it down identified a failed bearing, drove to the bearing shop 2klms away, returned and fitted the new bearing then continued on with what I was doing.

The bearing was $6.00.

The school tossed 2 x saws one had the panel cutting accs fitted, way too big for my driveway amazing the gear that gets hucked out.

Here is the ST 12

-- Regards Rob

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LittleBlackDuck

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#14 posted 08-28-2018 12:21 AM


.... throwout from a school my son was working at….
- robscastle

You lucky “dog” rc, the only hand-me-downs I inherit from my descendants’ institutions are,

  • Window bars
  • hand cuffs
  • solitary confinement cells
  • generous servings from a policeman’s baton.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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GR8HUNTER

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#15 posted 08-28-2018 02:48 AM

yes RC YOU SUCK LMAO :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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robscastle

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#16 posted 08-28-2018 06:21 AM

Well its now Aug 2018 and its still purring

Loves cutting red ironbark too!

-- Regards Rob

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crowie

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#17 posted 08-28-2018 11:30 AM

Rob, I have a 17” Elektra Beckum bandsaw that came out of a school that was discarded as it didn’t have a blade break!! New blade and Alex Snodgrass tuneup and hasn’t missed a beat in 3yrss.

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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GR8HUNTER

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#18 posted 08-28-2018 01:14 PM

well around here schools sell to highest bidder …. then he cleans it up and a saw like that here would have a price tag of $1200.00 :<(((((

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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