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02-11-2016 02:09 AM

Been doing some looking around for vintage table saws for cheap and that could use a little work. Since my cheapo craftsman table is wrapped like crazy. I found this one but there is little to no info listed on it. I’d prefer to have a vintage table saw anyways personally, I just like the fact that they’ve been around for years and done no telling what.

It looks like from the picture that’s it’s a cast iron top but one of the sections looks to be broken. It would be about a 2 hour drive for me but it’s less than $100. From what I have read and searched for the motor is under powered. But that’s about all I’ve found.

Here’s what’s in the listing.

“Here is a nice Baldor Table Saw. It has a 1 1/2 HP motor on it. Works fine. Very sturdy and durable table saw here. The on switch sometimes sticks on the “on” position. Ask for any questions.”

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#1 posted 02-11-2016 02:34 AM

I’m voting no.

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#2 posted 02-11-2016 02:38 AM

I’d pass on this one too. See if you can find you a nice old Unisaw or some such vintage saw.

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#3 posted 02-11-2016 02:41 AM

Too far away unless you were going to be close for some other reason, I’m thinking less than 50$, it would take white a bit of work to clean up

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#4 posted 02-11-2016 02:44 AM

It’s pretty rough. Maybe save up the nickels and try for something in better condition.

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#5 posted 02-11-2016 02:45 AM

Yeah the more I looked at the pictures the rougher it looked. Haha.

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#6 posted 02-11-2016 02:47 AM

It would help if the actual manufacturer/model could be discovered… The pictures are less than useful for that purpose and Baldor doesn’t make table saws :)


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#7 posted 02-11-2016 02:51 AM

I’d pass on it, unless you really want a restoration project. If you do go through with it and fully restore it, you’ll feel proud every time you use it, or even look at it. I wouldn’t pay more than $50-$60 for it, considering everything that would need to be done to it.

The only thing that looks odd is how the belt is exposed right at the end of the outfeed section. Wouldn’t waste pieces have a chance of getting caught and jamming up the belt? And the fence looks like it might be from a newer saw.

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#8 posted 02-11-2016 02:49 PM

It too hard to tell from the pics,the one plus it has is the miter gage if it’s the original.Might be a good sign if its original.Somebody cared enough to keep it with the saw.

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#9 posted 02-11-2016 02:51 PM

I believe I might have found a better saw for $250 if it hasn’t sold yet.

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#11 posted 02-11-2016 03:16 PM

That Craftsman 22114 is a nice saw for $250 if it checks out. It has fairly beefy cabinet mounted trunnions, and 12” solid cast wings. With proper setup and a good blade, should make for a nice saw. Less than a $1 a pound!

That first saw is in really rough shape…it’s not worth a 2 hour drive to me.

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#12 posted 02-14-2016 12:37 AM

I’ve been looking at quit a few old craftsman 113 saws in the neighborhood of $100-200. But this little combo just came up today on Craigslist. It’s a delta 9” tilting arbor saw and 4” jointer combo for $125. Don’t know the quality of both machines or the availability of parts, but the space saving design would be great.

I apologize for all the questions but I don’t want to end up with a piece of junk.

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#13 posted 02-14-2016 12:48 AM

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#14 posted 02-16-2016 12:41 AM

Well after a lot of searching I finally decided on one. Have to go back and pick it up tomorrow. Looks like it has hardly even been used. I’ll upgrade the fence in the future.

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