Used Table Saw Buying Guide (2021)

Used Table Saw Buying Guide (2021)

Used Table Saw Buying Guide (2021)

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  1. DownloaderVideo on February 17, 2022 at 10:42 pm

    Bear, I think I scored nicely. Just brought home a 1998 Delta Unisaw 3HP with a 52” Biesemeyer fence and extension with a WoodPeckers Router Lift and a Porter Cable 7518 production router, plus a ShopFox W1666 2HP 220v dust collector. All of the above in beautiful condition for $400. What do you think?

  2. David Martin on February 17, 2022 at 10:42 pm

    As far as the 60.00 ryobi saw. I have been a cabinet maker and installer and trim for over 30 years. I have used these little saws to do every job out in field that you can imagine. If the belt slips or something happens. You throw away and get another. We always had new one in box in truck for that just in case. But very hard working saws if you treat your equipment like it is your money maker.

  3. Barky Barker on February 17, 2022 at 10:44 pm

    I kick myself every time I think of the Delta Unisaw that I bought at a horse auction for $7. I was forced to leave it behind in a move. 😢

  4. Nate Darklighter on February 17, 2022 at 10:47 pm

    I just got a used 2005 steel cabinet-looking craftsman table saw for 25 DOLLARS and it looks brand new! Thanks for the tips, Bear! I woulda got something better but couldn’t pass up the deal.

  5. James H on February 17, 2022 at 10:47 pm

    I made out like a bandit bought the qrizzly saw for $200 yesterday

  6. Pupples on February 17, 2022 at 10:49 pm

    Hey…I have the Craftsman tablesaw in the opening graphic. Is that good? I’ve had it for about 10 years and it has served me well.

  7. CrimeVid on February 17, 2022 at 10:54 pm

    Most of the time it’s not the original owner selling at stupid prices, ‘orrible little guys buy ‘em for $30~40 and try to sell them on…
    Trouble is that if you are already pretty good you can get a result out of almost any old crap, if you are new, not so much.

  8. Brandy Hawking on February 17, 2022 at 10:56 pm

    I have done very similar with Woodglut designs.

  9. Insert Witty Meme Here on February 17, 2022 at 10:57 pm

    Ah yes, California prices… 😏

  10. M D on February 17, 2022 at 10:58 pm

    Could you show me some online selling reconditioned table saw please please. Reliable one please. Thanks Sir bear

  11. Josh Raymond on February 17, 2022 at 10:58 pm

    I just got 2 craftsman table saws in the inland empire for $20 and $25 and I just took all the parts from one and put it on another and now I’m gonna sell the 13 amp one to make my money back. My only issue is the fences aren’t straight but that a DIY fix.

  12. Kelly Dazet on February 17, 2022 at 11:00 pm

    Thanks, some good advice here. I agree with you on pricing. I used my Delta contractor’s saw for many years with old jet lock fence and steel wings. I finally decided to make upgrades to it. added cast iron wings and Bench Dog Router extension. Also upgraded the fence to a Shop Fox fence. By the time I finished, I could have purchased any number of new cabinet saws that probably would have been superior. The plus though, is that I learned a lot in the process. My Delta saw was made in USA, but I can tell you that doesn’t mean it is perfect. The top is not flat and the left table edge is not square. Had to shim the new wing to make it somewhat level with the table. Also be aware that there are very few parts available for the old Delta saws, thanks to Black and Decker/Dewalt. The word is, when they bought the company, they sent the entire warehouse of spare parts to the landfill along with most technical data. They later sold the brand again to the current owner. So be aware of that if you buy an old Delta saw, i.e. those Unisaws that you mentioned. Technically, some of the newer saws on the market have made improvements to the design of their cabinets saws. Beefier trunnions and drive belts systems. Also the dust collection on these old saws is not good compared to the newer saws. Another thing to consider is, is the saw left or right tilt. Mine is right tilt, and I find that not so good since one should tilt away from the fence for safety. If I was buying a new saw, it would have to be left tilt. Yes, you can move the fence to the left of the blade, but you have a very limited rip capacity that way.
    BTW, that Delta Contractors saw you showed had the old Delta Unifence, which is a great fence. Very heavy duty. Laguna and Harvey saws are using a similar design now. Delta sold many cabinet saws with that fence before they bought Biesemeyer.
    BTW another reason not to pay to much for an old saw is something you can’t see. The arbor bearings. There is a good chance they will be shot if that saw has been used much. I had to replace mine and it only had moderate use. If they are worn you will get more noise and vibration which might affect the quality of your cut.

  13. Ricardo Castillo on February 17, 2022 at 11:01 pm

    I bought one of those craftsmann 10in cast iron wings for 100 those things are solid, except for the the tilting crank kind of sucks it bent the sheet metal to where the screw is attached to

  14. Michael Katt on February 17, 2022 at 11:03 pm

    I picked up a Craftsman Professional cabinet saw with a biesemeyer fence from Craig’s list for $90.00 … point being there are a ton of deals out there you just need to wait your time.

  15. Omnia Project on February 17, 2022 at 11:04 pm

    A request:

    Interested in your opinion of the {now defunct} Ryobi BT3000.

  16. Davy Derr on February 17, 2022 at 11:07 pm

    I bought a dewalt table saw in the ’90s I believe it was the first time I’ve ever seen rack and pinion fence system I lost my freaking mind there’s one they first came out I had for a while but the motor burn out I didn’t horse it or nothing just the motor was no good I had it rebuilt by DeWalt factory it happened again so I bought this Ryobi I was in the middle of a kitchen job and I need a table saw to replace the the 499 DeWalt I believe that’s what I paid for it this that Ryobi I’ve had for 25-30 years I don’t know it’s been a long time I can’t burn it out I can’t throw it out it came with a stand with wheels on it you can wheel around like a wheelbarrow the switch is broke I had to put a new one of them on there it’s been the best saw I have ever owned we’ve been in the rain it’s been jacking around I don’t know say what you want probably

  17. George Shiflett on February 17, 2022 at 11:07 pm

    if its from Hemet CA , you can bet your last dime its hot

  18. Grantinator on February 17, 2022 at 11:09 pm

    My favorite power tools are the 1980s to early 2000s Sears/Craftsman

  19. V Tramell on February 17, 2022 at 11:09 pm

    I have a 113 series Craftsman saw with cast iron web wings. It cost me $50 and couple hours helping an acquaintance install some molding. I scored a Delta fence for $100, added machined pulleys, link belt and homemade zero-clearance insert with splitter. The result is an accurate, smooth running saw. Not bad for a $200 total investment.

  20. RJ Cormac on February 17, 2022 at 11:11 pm

    I got a $1,000 Delta saw from Menards for $350! 😳😁😎👍
    It was the display model, no box, discounted. THEN 11% every purchase! 😳😁

  21. Jack Miller on February 17, 2022 at 11:12 pm

    The only thing I disagree with you on is buying any but a 10” saw. I’d also have to get a super deal to get anything but a cast iron table. I think you have to evaluate the cost to move and setup the saw in your shop along with the saws purchase price. Some of these saws are exceptionally heavy and would require significant help setting it up. Finally of finding add-ones/accessories to the model you choose. A good blade, linked belt and blade stabilizer can make an old clean saw perform well and capable of addressing a high proportion of what most DYI needs

  22. Darren Kall on February 17, 2022 at 11:12 pm

    this bear has been in woods too long , $1000 for a shop smith is a deal – (disclaimer shop smith owner )

  23. Scrappy on February 17, 2022 at 11:13 pm

    Some of the used tools you see are ridiculously price. Epecially the trashy looking tools.
    The dude selling everything for 2500 is a good deal.

  24. Don Proctor on February 17, 2022 at 11:16 pm

    Just agreed to buy a JET JTAS 10-3 for $600.00

  25. metimoteo on February 17, 2022 at 11:16 pm

    First time viewer. I like the bear gimmick. It’s clever. If only the animation was a little more polished. Still, much better than other similar concepts I’ve seen for reviews on YouTube.

  26. Woodworking in wheelchair 71 on February 17, 2022 at 11:16 pm

    I bought the rts10 ryobi saw for 55.00 I need a kickback and guard also thing splits the wood after it go through blade

  27. Will's Miscellany on February 17, 2022 at 11:17 pm

    I got a Craftsman 10" "benchtop" style tablesaw from a dude for $50 because the plastic base was all busted up; it has cast aluminum table and wings and a stamped steel outfeed extension as well. I tore all the plastic off and was left with the top, upon which all the working parts are mounted, and I built it all back with 3/4" plywood and 2"× material, then used hardboard for the front where it has to be thin for the bevel wheel and gauge to be attached, anyway, it came out fantastic and after securing it to a 3/4" plywood base, its now solid as hell and I just have remaining to channel the dust extraction point and measure and mark the bevel gauge on the front. $50 plus a few hours labor and I have something superior to most cheapo benchtop saws perhaps even, due to its stability, even equal to a 4-5 hundred dollar saw!

  28. Joe Dance on February 17, 2022 at 11:19 pm

    The “skeletolized” extensions are called “web-style” cast iron extensions.

  29. Pnda Monium on February 17, 2022 at 11:20 pm

    I would very much would like to see your take on the newest SKIL compact table saw. I think it’s been out there for over a year but there are little reviews on it online.

  30. Bizarro on February 17, 2022 at 11:20 pm

    1:30 Ryobi are THE WORST saws you can buy. They have a very weird way to raise and lower the sawblade. I have a old one which works which has springs at a spot… the new ones don’t. Because of it you will have the handle work super hard, get stuck and even break if you use any force.

  31. Steve Siefken on February 17, 2022 at 11:21 pm

    What’s up with the Delta 36-725 table saw? Lowe’s no longer selling this and it’s not on Amazon either. What have your heard?

  32. Gregg Hernandez on February 17, 2022 at 11:23 pm

    Even though I am currently not in the market for a table saw, these videos are always incredibly informative. You should do one monthly covering different parts of the Country on Craigslist. Just a thought.

  33. Forest Woodworks on February 17, 2022 at 11:25 pm

    Found a Walker Turner older cabinet style saw for around $300. Haven’t tested it, but from the pics it’s in solid shape. Would something like this be a good deal (I know it’s vague without pics and other info), even if I had to put money into some upgrades? Just curious what the consensus is on these older WT saws as far as vintage and functional quality. Thanks Bear (and anyone else that contributes!)!

  34. Rob Jones on February 17, 2022 at 11:25 pm

    I paid $60 for my Craftsman 113 & only had to true everything up, works like a champ

  35. Mike Clinton on February 17, 2022 at 11:27 pm

    The problem I had with the Ryobi are the dog ears on the miter slots.

  36. Irvinvadventures on February 17, 2022 at 11:27 pm

    Do a video on buyers guide for band saws, drill presses and miter saws.

  37. ArmyMedicRN on February 17, 2022 at 11:27 pm

    It’s a Biden economy, what do you expect? Let’s Go Brandon

  38. Tayro Thinkingoutloud on February 17, 2022 at 11:28 pm

    You laugh at the old saws but… I bought a 1958 9 inch 103 for $50 bucks. It had the optional 4 1/2 inch jointer and two iron wings, miter, original wide base and fence. Spent a week resurrecting the dead. Now? I wouldn’t sell it for a grand and a new saw.
    The attraction for me is, if you take the time and get it aligned and square it will spoil you. When you set the pointer of the fence and lock it down…. It will be square and it will cut on the mark without doing the tape measure fence dance. When you dial it to the 45* stop block… It will be at 45*.

  39. Rob Jones on February 17, 2022 at 11:28 pm

    I have a Craftsman 113 10 " saw, and a majority of people will tell you that it’s one of the best saws ever made

  40. Russ Thacher on February 17, 2022 at 11:29 pm

    I’ve been looking for a table saw for over a year now. My wife keeps asking me to look used and in my research, used saws are over priced and parts are damn near impossible to find if needed. By the time I’d have purchased the used saw and fixed it up I could buy a brand new one. I’d love to get the Delta you show throughout this video.

  41. Tom Schroeder on February 17, 2022 at 11:29 pm

    I learned so much about table saws with this video. Thanks!

  42. Not Relevant on February 17, 2022 at 11:32 pm

    Delta is sold out like crazy. They’re supposed to email me when available.

  43. Small town machine shop on February 17, 2022 at 11:32 pm

    Those old saws it’s hard to go by the motor for the make because they were so easy to swap back then. Dayton made tons of motors, both my walker turner drill presses have Dayton motors. Good info on old saws

  44. Chuck Finley on February 17, 2022 at 11:33 pm

    Helpful video for those that have one they want to sell. Got my dad’s old saw to sell.

  45. MrEhf111 on February 17, 2022 at 11:35 pm

    Great video … I got my used Delta Unisaw (which was manufactured in 1958, verified in 2 ways, The date was stamped into the underside of the cast iron table wing and also via the serial number when I called delta for parts) 15 years ago and it is still a beast. Got it with a miter gauge, 3 angle jigs, 7 carbide tipped blades, 52" table extension and a Biesemeyer fence all for $600.00. I looked for a long time … yes, I know they’re hard to find used and you have to be ready at a moments notice to scoop it up. As soon as it got to my home shop I completely disassembled it for a complete ground up rebuild. The fist thing I noticed was that Delta was able to provide me with every part that I required … amazing. Of course, in 1958 safety devices and dust collection were not even a thought. So I installed a Sharkguard blade cover/splitter with dust ports (highly recommended), then after building a motor enclosure I installed a series of 4" dust ports and connected it to my cyclone dust extractor. After consulting with Delta I also removed the LVL starting circuit and replaced it with the starter from a modern Unisaw. Last, I built a 52" outfeed table. What I ended up with was a Unisaw that has all of the modern features but is 63 years old. It is also easily the most powerful tool in my shop. I have never once stalled that saw despite the miles of lumber that I’ve pushed through it … it simply does not take no for an answer. So, the used tool market has been good to me … love the channel, keep up the good work.

  46. Mike King on February 17, 2022 at 11:36 pm

    You are exactly right! I have a 10" Delta Tilty that I am restoring but I have about $100 in parts and got the saw for free, I see these on Ebay for almost $1000. My Shopsmith was $200 and I have another $200 in extras. And my RAS was $50.00. There are deals to be had but most folks refuse to research and figure out what stuff is worth.

  47. Zafar Syed on February 17, 2022 at 11:37 pm

    I don’t think having 220v is the problem, it’s having to figure out what to do if the deal is great, but it’s a 3phase. Rotary converters or VFDs aren’t cheap either. Switching down to 220v 3hp single phase motor isn’t fun….

  48. Simon Wayne on February 17, 2022 at 11:37 pm

    I bought one of those craftsman 113 saws with the webbed cast iron wings, for $60 bucks. Tore it apart, cleaned the rust, waxed her up, new pulleys, link belt, table insert with safety splitter, new blade, she runs and cuts like a champ! Now seeking a new fence for her which runs more than the rebuild.

  49. George Shiflett on February 17, 2022 at 11:38 pm

    I have the 60s version of the craftsman contractors saw with the motor that hangs out the back and it has all cast iron wings , for what it is it works just fine ,

  50. Dana Larson on February 17, 2022 at 11:40 pm

    I don’t think I’d recommend a Ryobi to a new user. Sure, the up front investment is small, but that saw is going to put a lot of people off of table saws for good.