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Forum topic by Gulfstream posted 03-12-2019 07:05 PM 444 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Gulfstream

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03-12-2019 07:05 PM

I found a Jet JPS-10TS table saw for sale locally. It looks like an older saw and is missing the miter gauge. I went by and looked at it last night and it ran well, very quite. Looked it over and didnt see any obvious defects. He has agreed to sell the saw and the blue dust collector in the picture for $500. First question, is this a good deal assuming the saw is in decent shape? The second question, is this used Jet a better buy than a new Delta 36-725? I was originally planning on buying the Delta before I ran across the Jet online. I know the Jet retails for 1200-1300 new where the Delta is 599 at Lowes and I can get a 10% discount off that price. Any opinions would be appreciated.


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Jeff Heath

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#1 posted 03-12-2019 08:44 PM

What power capabilities do you have in your shop/garage/basement? 115V, or 220V? In your price range, and perhaps a couple hundred more, if you’re patient, you can find a used Powermatic 66 (older USA made) that will run circles around that saw, and has enough power to handle plywood AND thicker hardwoods.

I also see older Unisaw’s in that price range, or cheaper, and are better saws than that Jet, as well.

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ruger

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#2 posted 03-12-2019 09:03 PM

the price is to high. thats a 200 dollar saw. and a twenty five dollar vacuum at best. get the new delta.

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#3 posted 03-12-2019 09:17 PM



the price is to high. thats a 200 dollar saw. and a twenty five dollar vacuum at best. get the new delta.

- ruger

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#4 posted 03-12-2019 09:27 PM



the price is to high. thats a 200 dollar saw. and a twenty five dollar vacuum at best. get the new delta.

- ruger

I’d say it depends where you are located. In some areas, machines are a heck of a lot more expensive.

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#5 posted 03-12-2019 10:09 PM

I agree, not worth more than 300. Whatever you get make SURE you get one with a riving knife. You’ll thank yourself.

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#6 posted 03-12-2019 11:29 PM

That Jet Proshop saw is a very decent hybrid saw with a good fence and cabinet mounted trunnions IIRC. I’d say it’s a beefier saw than the new Delta. That model may have been pre-riving knife, but is still a reasonable deal IMO. You can make a custom splitter, or buy something like the Microjig fairly inexpensively.

The Delta does have a riving knife and a warranty going for it.

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Gulfstream

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#7 posted 03-12-2019 11:40 PM

The manual says that it originally came with a riving knife but the guy does not have it. It looks to be a round 50 to replace it. I agree that the riving knife is one safety feature that is worth having.

As far as older saws, I just don’t see much in this area. Even if I do see saws like this Jet they typically want more for it. This is the cheapest I have ever seen a Jet locally.

What about miter gauges if I decide to go with this saw? I see incra has one for around 70. Any better options? And keep in mind that any of these saws will be a huge upgrade as I’m currently sporting a skil 3310 that I bought on sale about 12 years ago. I constantly find myself pushing the saw beyond its capability due to the table size and I’m eventually going to get hurt.

I appreciate everyone’s thoughts so far. I wish it was easier to pick

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WoodenDreams

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#8 posted 03-13-2019 03:13 AM

Too much money, especially if add the cost of a riving knife & miter gauge. most I’d offer is $300 since you need to get whats missing. The riving knife is not only a safety feature but also helps the board being passed through, for a nice cut.

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BalsaWood

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#9 posted 03-13-2019 08:17 PM



The manual says that it originally came with a riving knife but the guy does not have it. It looks to be a round 50 to replace it. I agree that the riving knife is one safety feature that is worth having.

As far as older saws, I just don’t see much in this area. Even if I do see saws like this Jet they typically want more for it. This is the cheapest I have ever seen a Jet locally.

What about miter gauges if I decide to go with this saw? I see incra has one for around 70. Any better options? And keep in mind that any of these saws will be a huge upgrade as I’m currently sporting a skil 3310 that I bought on sale about 12 years ago. I constantly find myself pushing the saw beyond its capability due to the table size and I’m eventually going to get hurt.

I appreciate everyone’s thoughts so far. I wish it was easier to pick

- Gulfstream

It all depends where you are located. I’m amazed at some the prices people here get things for. In my area, people are asking 500 dollars and up for used JET contractor saws. Hybrid JET saws even more expensive when i have seen them posted. If I saw a $500 JET hybrid in good condition in my area, I would consider it. If you are willing to travel, you could probably find a good deal on a cabinet saw.

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