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Forum topic by nitehorse posted 06-08-2019 02:30 PM 1493 views 0 times favorited 12 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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nitehorse

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06-08-2019 02:30 PM

Saw this for sale. It looks very clean and comes with some blades. I am going to guess it is close to ten years old.
Is $700 good/bad?

Thank you
Jim


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#1 posted 06-08-2019 03:28 PM

Looks like a good deal to me. The cleanliness of that shop alone would inspire confidence.

-- "You know, I'm such a great driver, it's incomprehensible that they took my license away." --Vince Ricardo

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#2 posted 06-08-2019 03:29 PM

Looks like a good deal to me. Here’s a review by OttawaP – https://www.lumberjocks.com/reviews/266

-- Happiness is like wetting your pants...everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth....

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#3 posted 06-08-2019 07:00 PM

I think it is a good deal, especially if it includes the outfeed table and side cabinet, since the fence rail appears to be attached to it.

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#4 posted 06-09-2019 01:44 AM

I have one the General is Canadian made, great saw. i wish i could have bought mine for $700.00

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#5 posted 06-09-2019 03:20 AM

I’ve been doing this for a long time, much of that time I was convinced the Powermatic 66 was the best saw on earth. then I bought a 67 era General 350, which is a Canadian made tool. The attention to detail is awesome.

Moving forward if it says General International it’s TaiChinese made. A friend who used one for a few months, said it was the best Non North American saw made, this was in early 2008. I’ve never seen one in the flesh, but based on my fiends word I have to feel it would be a very good saw.

As already mentioned from that pic, it looks like the seller really took care of it, or simply didn’t use it.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#6 posted 06-09-2019 09:58 PM

The General is coming home Thursday.
Along with just about all the equipment.
Thank you all for the advice.
Jim

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#7 posted 06-11-2019 03:45 AM

Nice job, Jim! I think ya done good!

-- "You know, I'm such a great driver, it's incomprehensible that they took my license away." --Vince Ricardo

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nitehorse

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#8 posted 06-11-2019 03:15 PM

Thank you Vince.
I had also bought his Kreg router table/WP lift and bosch 1617.
The gentleman also added the Excalibur fence, Incra 1000se miter, a dado set, Forrest blades and the outfeed and side table.
He showed me some of the things he made, everything from bed head/foot boards, cupboards, end tables. All were impeccably made.
We had to take off the wings and top just to get the saw down to a manageable weight to get it up the outside cellar stairs. It still must weigh 200lbs or more. I will get it Thursday, hopefully with a friend it will go good.

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#9 posted 06-11-2019 03:42 PM

SOMETIMES YOU JUST GET LUCKY,YOU WERE IN THE RIGHT PLACE AT THE RIGHT TIME,CONGRATS THAT WAS A SWEET DEAL.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#10 posted 06-11-2019 05:42 PM

And a giant YOU SUCK to you sir!

-- Jarrett - Mount Vernon, Ohio

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nitehorse

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#11 posted 06-11-2019 06:39 PM

Why did I know that was coming :)

Here let me rub it in: :))
Last month I bought a Kreg table, a WP lift, a bosch 1617 plus 50 bits for the enormous sum $475.
But Mr. Pottz sure nuff got it right.

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#12 posted 06-19-2019 05:37 PM

Just an update. The man’s basement was a Bilco door setup. That General was so heavy we had to take off the wheels, wings and top just to be sure we could get it up the stairs. It still had to weigh 250lbs. Well it is in my shop (in pieces).

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