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Forum topic by TheDane posted 01-19-2011 04:34 PM 1978 views 0 times favorited 13 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-19-2011 04:34 PM

Topic tags/keywords: humor tablesaw

This popped up on our local Craigslist …

Don’t know how anyone would know it “works beautifully” ... and if it comes with stand, why is laying on the floor!

I wonder if anybody will actually bite on this!


-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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Gene Howe

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#1 posted 01-19-2011 04:42 PM

Probably disassembled for storage.
If everything needed for reassembly and operation was there, I’d probably offer $30.00 and go to $75.
Nice little project.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#2 posted 01-19-2011 04:43 PM

Heck, I can see somebody with a lot of time on his hands taking it on as a project. I can’t imagine paying for it, though.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#3 posted 01-19-2011 04:54 PM

Your labor time would well exceed your cost…

I don’t know about that one…I think I’d pass on it, if it were me..A whole lot of work for a little bit of $$$.

-- " There's a better way.....find it"...... Thomas Edison.

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#4 posted 01-19-2011 05:01 PM

I would not be interested in it for any price and if I took it off their hands I would want them to bring it to me. I would rather pay $150 – $250 for a saw that needs a little TLC and put my labor in it because you could probably pay for your time by increasing the value of the saw. Be patient and something will come along that has some good potential. Unless of course there is some kind of collector value to the saw.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#5 posted 01-19-2011 05:30 PM

I wouldn’t pay anything for it either. It looks awful in the pics, but.., the cord has been replaced, it’s not too rusted, the blade guard and insert is there, it has extension tables, a newer motor, and I think that the rip fence is on the top too. If it has a stand and the bearings are okay (and not bushings) it might be usable with a just little elbow grease and some oil. Probably function better than one of those cheap direct drive saws too. The trick is not to sink any money into it.

I’m thinking this was “Dads” or “Grampas” saw and can’t be thrown away. The guy wants it to go to someone who might appreciate it . No-I’m not volunteering. -Jack

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#6 posted 01-19-2011 06:39 PM

I posted this because LJ’s occasionally need a chuckle!

I’m tempted to ask this guy how much he will pay me to haul it away.

Sometimes I think ads like this are a direct result of the tighter restrictions on what you can haul to the landfill.


-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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#7 posted 01-22-2011 06:09 PM

does it come with a stop saw attachment?


-- where to go because you don't want no stinking plastic!

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#8 posted 01-22-2011 06:51 PM

That’s really pushing the limit of older tools are better…

-- Rick

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#9 posted 01-22-2011 10:43 PM

No price, make offer. Was used to work on house last summer, so it must be better than it looks, Remember to never judge a book by it cover ;-))

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#10 posted 01-22-2011 10:49 PM

30s-40s, more like 70s-80s and in rough shape. worth $20 for parts.

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#11 posted 01-22-2011 10:51 PM

If I needed a saw (which I don’t) and had oodles of time on my hands (ditto), I might offer $20 for it.


-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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#12 posted 01-23-2011 03:21 AM

Here’s another nice antique near me.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#13 posted 01-23-2011 06:47 AM


That looks like a vintage Craftsman 10” tablesaw and looking at the photos, it appears to be a complete saw with the guard. Cleanup does not appear to need much other than some sand paper and WD-40. Offer him $10.00 and see what you get.

Would I buy it? For the right price: You bet I would.

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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