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Forum topic by Clarkswoodworking posted 05-05-2018 02:17 AM 738 views 0 times favorited 18 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Clarkswoodworking

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05-05-2018 02:17 AM

Details:
Ryobi bt3000 10” table saw, stand, rail ext, float table. 61” rip
Float table has vacuum blower hook up to feed air to holes in table. similar to air hockey table
Gently and rarely used by homeowner

https://seattle.craigslist.org/sno/tls/d/ryobi-bttable-saw-stand-rail/6568783910.html

$250 delivered

Scott


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#1 posted 05-05-2018 02:22 AM

I would say keep looking. It’s a pig with lipstick. I would rather have a contractors saw for that kind of money. For $250 or $300, you are also well on your way to a hybrid Ridgid or something like that… something you would be much happier with.

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#2 posted 05-05-2018 02:32 AM

The “delivered” part tells you he’s having trouble moving it. I remember people liking those back when they came out but it’s a jobsite saw, good for throwing in the back of a pickup, not for serious woodworking.

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#3 posted 05-05-2018 02:33 AM

For example, I was looking through Seattle CList, and for the amount of money you would like to invest, I would suggest this contractor saw by Powermatic. If it runs well, that is an awfully good deal, compared to the older Ryobi you are asking about.

Here is the link:

https://seattle.craigslist.org/see/tls/d/powermatic-table-saw-model-63/6575240216.html

Again, I don’t know the history of Powermatic contractor saws, but I would think you would have a saw you could upgrade and keep for a while, rather than that Ryobi.

-- When you earnestly believe you can compensate for a lack of skill by doubling your efforts, there is no end to what you CAN'T do

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Clarkswoodworking

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#4 posted 05-05-2018 02:44 AM

I have been trying to buy that saw !
Shot him an email as soon as the ad was posted

Scott


For example, I was looking through Seattle CList, and for the amount of money you would like to invest, I would suggest this contractor saw by Powermatic. If it runs well, that is an awfully good deal, compared to the older Ryobi you are asking about.

Here is the link:

https://seattle.craigslist.org/see/tls/d/powermatic-table-saw-model-63/6575240216.html

Again, I don t know the history of Powermatic contractor saws, but I would think you would have a saw you could upgrade and keep for a while, rather than that Ryobi.

- Dwain


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#5 posted 05-05-2018 02:48 AM

Ryobi is an economy brand and I’ve not known many of their products to be very durable. As knack said: this isn’t for serious woodworking, assuming that’s what you want to do. You want something heavy and flat, cast iron, cabinet mounted trunions, heavy fence with good lockdown and no play or deflection. Easy to allign miter slots. Little run-out on the arbor.

For 250-300 more you get into the serviceable range of things like the Ridgid hybrid or grizzly. If you want a saw you won’t quickly notice a lot of limitations to, spend on something that’s a hybrid and a tier up and do it up front.

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#6 posted 05-05-2018 02:49 AM

If you want a contractors saw PM would be a better bet tho…

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#7 posted 05-05-2018 03:03 AM

I am familiar with that saw…I used that saw to build some cabinet doors for my kitchen. That saw almost turned me off of woodworking.

You do NOT want that saw. Do yourself a favor and find something else. Just the fact that it has no miter slots should send you running.

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#8 posted 05-05-2018 03:07 AM

IMHO keep looking :<))

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#9 posted 05-05-2018 03:07 AM

Oh…i should also add that it has the word’s WORST fence. You’d ge more accurate rips by throwing the wood at the saw from across the room while you’re drunk and blindfolded.

If couldn’t tell already…I hate that saw and I wish horrible things upon whoever designed it.

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#10 posted 05-05-2018 03:18 AM

Keep looking. Contractor saws can be had for that money and are a much better platform to work with. Add on fences and miter tools can be had or made. If you are taking the saw to a jobsite, then maybe this is okay. Cabinet saws would be the next level, varied opinions on which is better, space, capacity etc etc.
Here is what can be done to upgrade a typical contractors saw with some time and effort. Not done yet but almost. Will post as project when done.

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#11 posted 05-05-2018 03:18 AM

Not familiar with this particular machine, but with the 61” capacity it might be good for breaking down sheet goods to rough dimensions. Ryobi is a low-end brand but I have had excellent service from their cordless tools. Would I expect good results with exact cuts of final dimension? Probably not.

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#12 posted 05-05-2018 04:21 AM

How about a Delta contractors 10” saw cast top with an aluminum base and wings
Nice shape
$150

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#13 posted 05-05-2018 04:29 AM

The price is high, but that saw is better than these other guys are saying. I had the BT 3100, almost the same, except it had a more powerful motor at 15 amps. It is actually a quite capable saw, and is the only 10” saw I know that can cut a 4X4 in one pass.

There is a very active owners’ group who can give you more insight. Don’t know their name, but I’m sure you can google it. (Just checked—yes, google BT3000 or BT3100 users’ group to see several forums).

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#14 posted 05-05-2018 04:32 AM

How about a
2003 Powermatic contractors saw
$175

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#15 posted 05-05-2018 04:38 AM

I am going to go with the Powermatic
It’s clean big on a rolling base
I cannot see where I can go wrong
Scott

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