Should I buy Jet 708436K from Rockler?

I've had some bonus money come my way, and I'm looking at upgrading my tablesaw--to a cabinet saw, if I can swing it. I got a flyer from the local Rockler stores yesterday, and I was very impressed with the Jet saw they showed on the front. They don't give the model number, but from poking around on the 'net it looks like it's the 708436K, which sells on Amazon for about $1000. Now, what's got me interested is that you can get the saw, plus the free mobile base, for $699. SCHWEET.
But I have a couple questions...I've googled, and can't seem to find answers.
1. Can I run this off 115V, assuming it's on its own circuit, or do I have to go up to 220V?
2. It looks like the widest I can cut to the right of the blade is 27". In case I wanted something larger, is there an add-on extension table (or would it be easy to build my own)?
3. Is this a discontinued model?
4. The most important question (c; Is there any glaring reason why I should *not* immediately start buttering up SWMBO so I can get the funds to buy one of these?
Thanks for any help/advice y'all can give me. And stay tuned--I may have a BT3100 I'd be looking to offload for pretty cheap... (C:
Jim
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Jim asks:

Good. But what Jet saw IS IT?
That's an Amazon or Rockler catalog number that tells me squat about the saw. I checked out Amazon and saw nothing close to that number, but, then, I quit after checking 3-4 pages of Jet saws. Check Jet yourself and let us know...www.jettools.com and go on to "Woodworking Tools."

If we knew the model....

Any thousand buck saw that limits cuts to the right of the blade to 27" is way over-priced.

What model IS it?
Charlie Self "All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then success is sure." Mark Twain http://hometown.aol.com/charliediy/myhomepage/business.html
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Whoa, there Charlie. The part number is a jet number. You just didn't find it. If you search for the part number on Amazon, you'll go directly to the page for the saw. Its also listed on the jet website with that part number. The model number is JWCS-10A-PF.

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I doubt it.
There are razor thin magins on big machines. There is just no way that a $1K saw can be marked down that low. I guess is that this is a differnt model than you think.
"when it looks to good to be true, it probably is"
-Steve

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Steve:
That's what I thought as well...that's why I asked the question about whether it was a discontinued model. Someone else suggested looking at jettools.com: the model number listed there is JWCS-10A-PF--at least I think this is the right one. The number I quoted below is a Jet *stock* number.
I'll probably call the Rockler store tomorrow to verify this is the number, and I'll try to post an answer either way. Thanks, everyone, for the help/comments...
Jim

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It comes prewired for 115V.
An addon extension table is available. See the Jet website. It is not discontinued. I truly doubt anyone is selling this saw for $699. It sounds to me like their printer inserted the wrong picture. If Rockler did not list the model number, that's more than likely what happened.
If you actually find it for that price, let us know. There will be a run on them.
Bob

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On 31 Jan 2004 09:09:07 -0800, snipped-for-privacy@hotmail.com (PC Gameplayer) wrote:

======================I own a very similar saw JCS-10 that I purchased in the mid 80's from jet after reading a comparison test of a few saws in a magazine.in which it got terrific reviews.....BLUE in Color however
This is NOT really a true Cabinet saw...more like a contractors saw with an enclosed base and the motor hung under the saw....and uses 3 belts like a cabinet saw would...
Mine came with a 2 HP motor pre wired for 220... ...and I purchased it with a 50 or 52 in Biesmeyer fence (Delta did not own Biesmeyer at the time and the fence was a factory option...and the motor cover also was an extra cost option which I did purchase.
Mine cost a hair under a $1000 and that was over 20 years ago...so 700 bucks even with a 30 in fence is still a good price...
BUT what you most likely want to hear is is the saw a good one....
Well I have never been able to really push the saw past its limits...NEVER !
when sawing 8/4 Maple yes I can honestly say I would love to have another horsepower 3 instead of 2 (the model I think you are looking at says the motor is 1 3/4 HP...) But ripping anything other then Maple ..even in 8/4 thicknesses the saw just does not slow down...
Total DOWN TIME .... for any reason.... during the 15 or so years I have owned AND USED the saw is limited to blade changes etc ... never once had a problem with it...Gosh I can not even remember the last time I even checked the alignment ..the cuts I made this morning were perfect
Bob Griffiths
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