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Forum topic by jaysone posted 08-31-2018 02:30 PM 895 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-31-2018 02:30 PM

Topic tags/keywords: table saw question advice jet ctas-150

Hello everyone! I could really use some advice on a possible table saw purchase. I found a Jet CTAS-150 that looks to be in good condition. The price would be right around $300. This is all I have to go off so far until I receive a reply:

“10 inch Cabinet saw in good shape. Single phase 1.5hp motor. Arbor bearing are solid. Solid cast wings. Extended arbor to wide dado blades.”

Here are my few questions.
1. Is the 1.5hp too small for a cabinet TS?
2. Am I going to be satisfied with the old tube fence system?
3. Does the price fit the machine?

Any thoughts, opinions, or knowledge on this machine is appreciated Thanks for the insight, everyone!

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#1 posted 08-31-2018 02:37 PM

1- you might be surprised that older motors have tremendous power unlike motors today
2- i would not be happy with them but new fence will run $200.00 so total $500.00
3- better then prices i seen on east coast :<))

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#2 posted 08-31-2018 02:48 PM

1) Horsepower is low but might be enough.
2) Fence may not be too accurate but can be replaced.
3) Price looks pretty good.
If it’s not a direct drive saw, you can replace the motor later if you feel the need. Test the fence and decide later on an upgrade.

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#3 posted 08-31-2018 07:55 PM

$300 seems fair. You could probably sell the wings, fence, switch, motor, blade guard, and hand wheels for that.

Fence replacement is something to consider….Delta T3 runs ~ $200, but you could probably resell the stock fence for ~ $50 to recoup some money. If you run decent 3/32” thin kerf blades, the motor should be fine if the saw is well aligned.

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