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Forum topic by thwaller posted 08-23-2021 10:38 AM 848 views 0 times favorited 12 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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thwaller

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08-23-2021 10:38 AM

Hello,

I’m looking to buy my first table saw. I’ve done a basic amount of research and wouldn’t mind going ahead and buying a table saw that will last me a while. That being said I saw this JETT table saw for sale with the description listed below.

DESCRIPTION:
“What I have here is a brand new never used jet table saw. This saw is identical to the delta saw 1.5 hp motor Demensions on the table top
It has a 30” fence
I bought this saw to put in my trailer and it never got used. Just been in storage really nice saw. Would make someone a really nice shop saw
If you have any questions give me a shout

As you can tell by the pictures it’s in storage”
END DESCRIPTION

Most JETT table saws are pretty expensive new so I was thinking this might be a good deal since the seller claims that it has yet to be used. I’d prefer a belt-driven table saw as they, to my knowledge, provide more power but if this saw will consistently cut hardwoods then I am fine with that. Seller is asking $500. ANY info would be appreciated, thanks!


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knotscott

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#1 posted 08-23-2021 10:51 AM

Looks like a Jet 708301K (JWTS-10JF). It’s obviously in nice shape….right tilt, basic Jet fence, traditional splitter….not a riving knife, motor hanging off the back. It’s a belt drive older style full size contractor saw, and I’m sure it’d be a good functional saw, but $500 seems steep to me for a 20 year old saw that Jet no longer supports. I’m a little out of touch with current pricing, but I’d think $300-$350 would be about as high as I’d want to go…..on the flip side, it is the “bird in hand”.

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

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dbw

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#2 posted 08-23-2021 12:09 PM

I used to have one of these. It is a very good saw. Mine had a Delta Precision Saw Guide fence and rails. Why don’t you offer him $350? The worst which will happen is he’ll say no.

-- Woodworking is like a vicious cycle. The more tools you buy the more you find to buy.

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SMP

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#3 posted 08-23-2021 12:44 PM

well if its a great deal, it will be gone by the time you think it over. where I live, any saw is a great deal if you can get it before someone else does.

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Mike_D_S

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#4 posted 08-23-2021 06:49 PM

I may be the paranoia guy, but why does a brand new never used saw look like it has paint wear around the miter slots?

With that being said, the saw itself looks clean and in fairly good shape. I’d tell him you are interested, but I’d want to see it before making a firm offer on price. I agree that even with a little use on it $300-$350 is probably a good price, but I’d want to see it in person before committing to a number.

Sitting in storage since brand new can mean “in like new condition other than some dirt” and it can also mean “light rust on all non-painted surfaces”.

I’d probably be willing to go up some closer to asking provided it is really unused, in great shape and he has all the original accessories/tools/manuals? Having to hunt down/buy a miter gauge, wrenches to change the blade, etc can sour you on the original price.

Mike

-- No honey, that's not new, I've had that forever......

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tvrgeek

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#5 posted 08-23-2021 07:22 PM

With only a splitter and no riving knife, I would not touch it for any price. As far as a saw, I am sure it is fine, but I know from first hand experience how important riving knives are. I sold my Ridgid, a saw that did everything I ever asked, after a couple close calls.

It will need a belt, but that is fine as all Chinese belts are crap anyway. You will need to buy decent blades. 24 tooth thin kerf rip and 60 tooth crosscut at a minimum. You need dust collection or a supply of N95 masks. You will need push blocks, feather boards and all sorts of stuff. What I am getting at is the saw is the least of your worries. Don’t waste money on one too small or unsafe that you will want to replace after your first scare. Better to pay a little more and get a keeper. It is cheaper in the long run. ( much cheaper if you have an accident)

If bound and determined, a DIY ZCI with splitter very close ( I had several for different heights of the blade) will get you buy. $350 sounds more like it. More typical of a used contractor saw with no knife. After all, the newest Delta is only $650. Unless a machine is very special, used is typically no more than half.

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Robert

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#6 posted 08-23-2021 08:15 PM

I’ve used a saw with just a splitter for almost 25 years. Although I agree a riving knife is better, I wouldn’t consider it a deal breaker.

Careful selection and watching what you’re doing can great decrease the risk of kick back.

-- Everything is a prototype thats why its one of a kind!!

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dbw

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#7 posted 08-23-2021 09:42 PM



I ve used a saw with just a splitter for almost 25 years. Although I agree a riving knife is better, I wouldn t consider it a deal breaker.

Careful selection and watching what you re doing can great decrease the risk of kick back.

- Robert


+1. I used my old Jet for 20 years without a riving knife. I did have one kickback. It was on 1/2” ply. It happened because I didn’t think it would rise up. I bought a grrriper after that.

-- Woodworking is like a vicious cycle. The more tools you buy the more you find to buy.

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Mike_D_S

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#8 posted 08-26-2021 03:33 PM

So thwaller, what ended up happening with the saw?

-- No honey, that's not new, I've had that forever......

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knotscott

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#9 posted 08-26-2021 07:36 PM



So thwaller, what ended up happening with the saw?

- MikeDS

...was wondering the same thing.

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

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thwaller

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#10 posted 08-27-2021 04:19 AM



So thwaller, what ended up happening with the saw?

- MikeDS

I shot him a message for $400 and he turned me down from that offer and said he wouldn’t be able to get any more pictures. I don’t see that post up anymore so I’m guessing someone might have bit at it. Sorry for teh dissapointing news but thanks for the advice!

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Robert

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#11 posted 08-27-2021 12:20 PM

I just sold this saw up yesterday for $500. I’m sorry about pics, I’ve tried editing and rotating and they are still sideways.

-- Everything is a prototype thats why its one of a kind!!

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Mike_D_S

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#12 posted 08-27-2021 03:18 PM

Robert’s saw probably falls into the excellent deal range, but it shows there are deals out there in some places.

For the original saw thwaller, sometimes things aren’t meant to be. Could be:
1. The saw really was new and in great condition and was a good deal.
2. Could be it was new for him but the drive belt is dry rotted and the seller doesn’t have any of the original accessories.
3. Could be that the seller was the type of guy where everything with the paint on it is still “new” and you avoided an expensive lesson.

Keep looking and you’ll find the right saw for you.

-- No honey, that's not new, I've had that forever......

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