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Forum topic by hig789 posted 02-13-2016 12:51 AM 14136 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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hig789

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02-13-2016 12:51 AM

So this popped up on Craigslist today for $75 and I was just curious if anyone has or has had one. From what I can find be its model number is 34-660 but I will confirm it tomorrow when I go look at it.

From what I have read they have steel tables and are belt driven. The power switch needs replacing on this one from what he said so in hoping I can get it for $50.

Thanks
Matt


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#1 posted 02-13-2016 01:03 AM

You get what you pay for.

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#2 posted 02-13-2016 01:08 AM

Junk, be patient, and watch CL things go in cycles, here where I live wood lathes are a dime a dozen the last month. Trust me, it anit VINTAGE vintage is cast iron and steel, look at the plastic base, no matter what the top is.

-- Knowledge and experience equals Wisdom, Michael Frankowski

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hig789

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#3 posted 02-13-2016 01:20 AM



You get what you pay for.

- MadMark

Well that’s not always true. Just didn’t know if it was a good deal or not. I hadn’t found any that had sold to know if that was a good or bad price.


Junk, be patient, and watch CL things go in cycles, here where I live wood lathes are a dime a dozen the last month.

- conifur

Thanks. Yeah I have found a few older cast iron top craftsman saws. Not looking for anything real high dollar just something better than my little junk 13amp craftsman saw.

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#4 posted 02-13-2016 01:28 AM

It does have a belt, but it’s a ribbed cog belt driven by a universal motor. That looks pretty rough to me for a $75 saw with a universal motor and broken switch, but it might clean up ok. See if they’ll take $40!

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

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#5 posted 03-05-2020 06:39 AM

It’s $20 on FB marketplace this morning.

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#6 posted 03-05-2020 01:11 PM

A good way to get hurt. ( very expensive) Research how important fence accuracy and riving knives are. It is not any better than your junk tabletop. Unfortunately.

Needs new belt, needs a power switch, needs blades, needs a ZCI, needs a decent miter gauge, needs a splitter of some kind, needs a decent fence. You can buy a new saw cheaper.

If you can’t afford to play, I suggest you hold off until you can. I see newer far better on-site and contractor saws on CL, pawn shops and e-bay all the time and get a tool you will be happy to use and is considerably safer for less “all in”
Too cheap is frequently very expensive.

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#7 posted 05-13-2021 07:16 PM


Too cheap is frequently very expensive.

- tvrgeek

I have found that to be SO TRUE. Many times you can save too much money and pay for it in different ways.

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#8 posted 05-13-2021 08:06 PM

It s $20 on FB marketplace this morning.
- Brabham78

Wow… it’s been out there for sale for a while then!!! (Original posting was from 2016)

Cheers,
Brad

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#9 posted 05-18-2021 06:21 PM

hig, did you end up buying the Rockwell 34-660?

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