Say $350 for the saw and another $250 for a fence (minimum). You're at $600. I'm guessing you'll have to put another $100 in parts and 8-10 hours worth of labor into getting that saw into tip-top shape. You're at $700 and 1-2 days worth of work. If you want to do a complete restore, to include repainting, we're talking several days worth of work.Torn between this and saving some money to get a grizzly. I have a cheap crqftsman right now.
The table has sheen, but if you look just to the right of the fence, you can see the rust pattern where the fence may have sat for years. They might have just tried to clean up the tabletop to get it sold. To me, this looks like it has not cut wood for quite a while.Just to stick my 2 cents in. Seeing a little sheen on the table makes me think it s seen recent use which I take as a good thing. Run the blade up and down, tilt it back and forth, peek underneath and see how much crude has collected, listen to it run. If it checks out I d disregard the cabinet condition. I ve yet to see a paint job improve a cut. Looks like a saw with some potential. You can buy a lot less for 300 bucks.