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Forum topic by Garry posted 09-20-2013 09:04 PM 1560 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-20-2013 09:04 PM

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FYI (Sep. 20, 2013) – Sears in Cary NC (near Raleigh) has a Craftsman Professional 1-3/4 HP Premium Hybrid 10” Table Saw (22116) on their showroom floor that was returned and they need to sell. Normal price is $1099. They’re asking $650 but said they’re willing to deal to get it off the floor. It may be missing some parts but they say it runs. They have a shopping bag with some loose parts that goes with it. 40” x 27” granite top, full cabinet, 485 lb.

It could be a good deal for someone. Just not what I need. I bought the 21833 model. Good luck.

-- Garry, North Carolina woodworker and engineer - The journey you're preparing for has already begun.

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#1 posted 09-20-2013 09:23 PM

Granite breaks. Easily. I’ve seen a couple of the small jointers with granite beds and broken corners cheap at my Sears. I’d stay away.

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#2 posted 09-21-2013 09:55 AM

Granite is actually pretty strong. Think buildings, countertops etc. It doesn’t break or chip easily but it can happen. Broken corners and chips would probably not really impact the use of the saw but they can be easily repaired with epoxy. In the very rare circumstance of a completely broken top, it could be epoxied back together good as new. Or find a local granite shop to make a new one, maybe larger if you like.

It won’t wear or rust. It’s likely stronger than a poorly designed iron casting. It will probably outlast the machine. JMHO.

Anyway, we all have different preferences. It could be a good deal for someone.

-- Garry, North Carolina woodworker and engineer - The journey you're preparing for has already begun.

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#3 posted 09-21-2013 10:50 PM

Same saw as Rigid 4511. Very happy with mine. I prefer granite over steel any day.

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#4 posted 09-21-2013 11:50 PM

I’d stay away from Sears. In the future, parts can be hard to get as they only stock parts based on an estimate of usage over a number of years. Plus- Sears makes a few changes on their products so an OEM part won’t interchange with Sears parts.

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#5 posted 09-22-2013 01:21 AM

The 22116 (and the R4511) is made by Steel City and has the same guts as the SC 35926…parts shouldn’t be a problem even if Sears stops carrying them.

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