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Powerwoodworks

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04-01-2020 11:29 PM

Topic tags/keywords: table saw beginner recommendations help newbie wood tool power tool

I’m new to woodworking and am looking to buy my first Table Saw. I have done a bit of research and ran across the recommendation that Craftsman 113 could be a decent saw.

I found one but the owner has it posted for $300. Is it worth this much? Would it be a good beginner saw or should I look elsewhere?

It’s a Craftsman 113.19063.


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Madmark2

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#1 posted 04-01-2020 11:42 PM

No. It’s missing the side wings. For $300 or so you can get a new contractor saw or a more complete used saw. Offer him $50.

-- The hump with the stump and the pump!

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Rodwolfy

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#2 posted 04-01-2020 11:43 PM

I think you could do a lot better for the money. If you look for a couple of months and are willing to drive about an hour to neighboring cities.

For example from my area:
https://portland.craigslist.org/wsc/tls/d/cornelius-jet-table-saw/7101337694.html

https://seattle.craigslist.org/see/tls/d/renton-10-inch-right-tilt-general/7095810132.html

-- Rod

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#3 posted 04-01-2020 11:49 PM

It’s is in decent shape but even with the wings it’s a $150 saw at best in my area. The fence is also REALLY small and on table saws size does matter. For $300 he will have that saw for a very long time.

-- Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with all thy might

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Powerwoodworks

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#4 posted 04-02-2020 12:28 AM

Thanks everyone. I wish we had that nice of table saws in my area. It’s slim pickings.

I’ll hold out for a better deal/table saw

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Woodmaster1

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#5 posted 04-02-2020 01:11 AM

I gave a friend of mine a saw just like it six years ago. When I bought it I paid $50. So no it’s not worth $300.

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#6 posted 04-02-2020 07:10 AM

Welcome to LumberJocks!

+10 that saw is worth $50-$100 in my area on perfect day with all stars aligned.
Rest of time it is $20 in scrap metal.

Please add you approximate location to your the LJ profile?

There happen to be some LJ folks with too much time on their hands,
that are also very good at finding used tools. Might get some help with more practical recommendations!
wink, wink….

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Powerwoodworks

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#7 posted 04-02-2020 11:44 AM

Thanks, I added the location. I’m located in Macon Georgia.

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#8 posted 04-02-2020 12:46 PM

Do not waste your money on any saw without a riving knife. I am not jumping on the SawStop bandwagon as if you don’t have the money, you don’t have the money. ( $1400 minimum for a job-site, let alone $3800 for a nicely equipped 3 HP) I have a old “splitter” type saw and it has scared me enough times to be considering a new saw with a real riving knife. Missing parts can cost a lot more than one for a little more with all the parts. Unless you are working on only tiny parts, you want at least 30 inch right side capacity.

Buying the wrong saw is not just a waste of money as you will be buying one again, but in this case safety is a major concern. Location is an issue. I too have not found anything worth buying in my area used. Only old saws as unsafe or worse than mine, but I am looking at cabinet size. You may find a job-site or contractor size new enough to have a riving knife and decent fence locally. Craigslist, Pawn shops etc are more likely to find job-site saws. Resist the small benchtop saws. Way too dangerous.

As far as value, I would consider it to be good luck if I could get $250 for my Ridgid with all parts, all accessories, jigs etc. It functions extremely well, but no riving knife. Many times the factory splitter or one of my ZCI splitters work OK, but other times only a real riving knife is the primary safety device.

$300:
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B004O7FX20/ref=as_li_ss_tl?SubscriptionId=AKIAJO7E5OLQ67NVPFZA&ascsubtag=437116160-2-319927875.1585831430&tag=shopperz_origin2-20

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B004O7FX20/ref=as_li_ss_tl?SubscriptionId=AKIAJO7E5OLQ67NVPFZA&ascsubtag=437116160-2-319927875.1585831430&tag=shopperz_origin2-20

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#9 posted 04-02-2020 08:52 PM

Not sure how far u are away from Atlanta but I looked on the Macon Craigslist and found several saws at $200 or lower that would b great starter saws. I really liked the one in the link below. U can tell a woodworker has owned it and taken care of it. Search “table saw” and “tablesaw” in your local Craigslist and see what all they have

https://atlanta.craigslist.org/sat/tls/d/williamson-jet-10-tablesaw/7077339459.html

-- Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with all thy might

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#10 posted 04-02-2020 10:09 PM



No. It s missing the side wings. For $300 or so you can get a new contractor saw or a more complete used saw. Offer him $50.

- Madmark2

EXACTLY !!!

-- Jack of all trades and a master of most of them.

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Powerwoodworks

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#11 posted 04-03-2020 12:44 AM

That’s an awesome table saw but it’s sold now. :(

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#12 posted 04-03-2020 02:03 AM

Look up fellow lumberjock GrantA on here. He’s in GA and might have a decent saw to sell you.

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#13 posted 04-03-2020 03:05 AM

Horrible deal. What others said.

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#14 posted 04-03-2020 11:41 AM

I’ll send you a message with my phone number, I’m in Thomasville and I’ve got multiple saws, some of which I’d like to rehome. Give me a call

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Powerwoodworks

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#15 posted 04-03-2020 12:10 PM



I ll send you a message with my phone number, I m in Thomasville and I ve got multiple saws, some of which I d like to rehome. Give me a call

- GrantA

Thanks Grant! I definitely will.

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