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Advice on used table saw purchase

by Bighendy
posted 12-14-2018 02:48 PM


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ChefHDAN

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#1 posted 12-14-2018 04:04 PM

Hendy, this is a good saw, I have the Ridgid version this saw. The greatest weakness of the saw is the fence, I was fortunate that when I bought mine off the floor at HD the rails were damaged and the tool manager gave me a brand new set of fence and rails from a TS3650. Fro $100 you’d be very well set to get into TS ownership

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Bighendy

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#2 posted 12-14-2018 04:11 PM

Thanks for the reply. I think I can get it cheaper than 100 as that is his listed price but said he honestly just wants to get rid of it to make I’m his garage. Is that xr2424 that is on the fence the model number of the saw? Also, what would be a good fence to upgrade into?

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JayT

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#3 posted 12-14-2018 05:07 PM

$100 is a good price for that saw, if everything is working. I had one of those for a while and it did anything I needed for hobbyist work. You can find those style saws in most parts of the country on a regular basis for around $125-150, but that one has a better fence than most.

The XR2424 is the model for the fence. It’s commonly known as an Align-a-Rip. Decent fence and much better than the standard stock fence that came on those saws. The next step up for a fence is the Delta T3. It’ll run you about $200, but I don’t see any reason that the fence on that saw won’t work nicely for you.

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LesB

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#4 posted 12-14-2018 07:01 PM

For a starter saw that one should be fine. The two saw blades pictured are worth 1/2 the purchase price so you are getting the saw for about $50.
If you are doing “precise” cuts be sure to check the alignment of the fence and the squareness of the blade each time and adjust if necessary. I used a similar one for years and now my step son had it.
If you build you own cross cut sled you can expand the uses of the saw.
I see two blades in the picture. The one on the saw would be for general use and the one laying on top with more teeth would be for finer work.

good luck

-- Les B, Oregon

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MrUnix

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#5 posted 12-14-2018 07:06 PM

That is your standard ubiquitous Craftsman contractor saw… real belt driven induction motor, cast iron top, better fence than the typical original stock one… Those sell all day long for that price give or take depending on what other goodies may be thrown in. Good deal IMO if you can get it for less than $100.

Cheers,
Brad

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jonah

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#6 posted 12-14-2018 07:10 PM

It’s a no brainer at $100. I also started off with the Rigid version of that saw. The fence is indeed quite finicky, but if you pay careful attention and adjust it properly (and then tighten the bolts to make sure it doesn’t wiggle out of alignment), it’s not bad.

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jonah

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#7 posted 12-14-2018 07:11 PM

Also, the 2424 refers to the model number of the saw, not the fence.

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knotscott

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#8 posted 12-14-2018 07:11 PM

If it runs well, that’s worth $100 all day IMO. I’d take some of what you saved and upgrade the blade to something better like a Freud Diablo, Irwin Marples, or CMT ITK Plus…..~ $30.

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MrUnix

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#9 posted 12-14-2018 07:26 PM

Also, the 2424 refers to the model number of the saw, not the fence.
- jonah

Actually it does refer to the fence specifically – it’s an XR-2424 fence which was shipped on several of the 113.xxxx contractor saws. For example, see the manual for the 113.299315 (similar saw but with stamped steel wings) where it shows the fence (see figure 3 parts listing towards the end of the manual) and how to adjust it.

Cheers,
Brad

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

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#10 posted 12-14-2018 07:27 PM

That is a good deal if it runs.

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jonah

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#11 posted 12-14-2018 07:30 PM

My mistake. I was thinking of the Rigid 2424, which is basically the exact same saw with a different brand attached.

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sawdustjunkie

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#12 posted 12-14-2018 07:31 PM

I had that saw for over 20 years and it never failed! The fence is the weak link. I bought a nice fence from a company called MuelCab many years ago ant it worked great. The saw really isn’t a 3hp saw. More like 1.5hp so using thin kerf blades work the best.
I sold my saw with a cabinet I built for it for $250 3 years ago and the guy was happy to get it.

-- Steve: Franklin, WI

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#13 posted 12-14-2018 07:31 PM

Try for 75$.

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#14 posted 12-14-2018 08:06 PM

2424, in the ridgid saws meant that you had 24” to the left & 24” to the right of the blade, my saw is a 3612, which .. you guessed it means 36 to the right and 12 to the left of the blade. You can have whatever you want with the saw, you just might need to replace the scale on the front rail if you want to push the rails to the right for more capacity.

-- I've decided 1 mistake is really 2 opportunities to learn.. learn how to fix it... and learn how to not repeat it

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Bighendy

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#15 posted 12-14-2018 10:43 PM

Thanks for all the replies and information. It is greatly appreciated!

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Bighendy

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#16 posted 12-15-2018 09:23 PM

I ended up getting her for $50 so based on what you all have said I feel pretty good about my purchase. thanks again.

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#17 posted 12-15-2018 10:21 PM

Nice job. I was afraid you were gonna fall victim to rule #5.

Welcome to ljs.

-- Andy - Seattle USA

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#18 posted 12-16-2018 12:52 AM

great deal.. I had that same saw for a few years. nothing at all wrong with that saw. plus you got the upgraded fence.

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