Looking for advice table saw

  • Advertise with us

« back to Power Tools, Hardware and Accessories forum

Forum topic by Grifffff posted 01-24-2018 04:35 PM 921 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
View Grifffff's profile


6 posts in 1066 days

01-24-2018 04:35 PM

So I am new to the forum and somewhat new to wood working. I found a table saw/ jointer on Craigslist and need your opinion on what you think I should do. The table saw/ jointer is a 1950’s yes old but the guy restored it. I have talked with him and he will come down from $500 to $350. Since I build cutting boards to raise money for my AIDS LifeCycle Ride. Which is awesome cause buying separate would be so much more. The table saw is model 103.22160 and the jointer is 103.23340.

What do you think? Thanks for your help

9 replies so far

View Dano46's profile


86 posts in 4084 days

#1 posted 01-24-2018 05:48 PM

Looks good, and sounds good. What does it take to switch operations? I have always felt that two machines in one gets a lot more abuse, however I have no experience with such machinery. What are you using now?

-- You can't trust a dog to guard your food.

View Firewood's profile


1343 posts in 2549 days

#2 posted 01-24-2018 06:21 PM

From the pictures, it looks like he did a nice job on the restore, but you might want to ask him if he replaced any of the bearings. Since you mainly work cutting boards, the 4 1/2” jointer will probably be fine. As long as it runs good, I think $350 is reasonable. Make sure to start it up and cut a board or two before sealing the deal.

-- Mike - Waukesha, WI

View Grifffff's profile


6 posts in 1066 days

#3 posted 01-24-2018 06:27 PM

Not sure about switching operations, good question to ask him. Just using a Makita table saw on base here.

Also I will ask about the bearings.

View Lazyman's profile


5947 posts in 2302 days

#4 posted 01-24-2018 06:30 PM

Anyone who did such a nice job restoring probably would have replaced bearings and such but you should just make sure that the arbor has no play or wobble and it should run relatively quietly. Does it have a vintage motor as well or was it replaced with a newer one?

-- Nathan, TX -- Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.

View LesB's profile


2667 posts in 4358 days

#5 posted 01-24-2018 06:45 PM

If cutting boards are the main use for this saw/jointer I think it will work just fine; after checking out the suggestions already made. If your wood working projects expand you can always upgrade.

I would also think you could benefit from a portable planer. You can adjust the thickness of your wood and also flatten the cutting boards after glue up. However if you are making end grain cutting boards it will not work well cutting across the grain to flatten them.

-- Les B, Oregon

View Grifffff's profile


6 posts in 1066 days

#6 posted 01-25-2018 12:04 AM

Another concern would be dust collection. Are there ways to add something to this? My Senior chief isn’t a big fan of the mess I make sometimes.

View MKH's profile


53 posts in 1041 days

#7 posted 01-25-2018 12:14 AM

This combo unit in my area is $275 and doesn’t appear to be in as good of shape as yours –

-- Marshall --------------------------- In with 10. Out with 10.

View Tim Dahn's profile

Tim Dahn

1614 posts in 4480 days

#8 posted 01-25-2018 12:25 AM

I have the same saw, raising and lowering the blade is tedious (turning a knob). The arbor bearings are the concern, mine are a bit noisy but still work so I picked up an extra as a spare.

That said, this looks like a very nice restore and probably worth the $$

The motor probably has a pulley on either end and powers both the jointer and the saw at the same time. I would ask about the motor too, was anything done to it? or just a cleaning.

-- Good judgement comes from experience and experience comes from poor judgement.

View cmich's profile


2 posts in 1037 days

#9 posted 01-25-2018 12:54 AM

I would also inquire about being able take dado blades, when I bought my table saw I didn’t check my model, Next thing I know next project I need 3/4 dado slots cuts. Checkout all possibilities and happy sawing

Have your say...

You must be signed in to reply.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics