I am considering the following used table saw:
Craftsman model #113.298750
10" Contractor table saw
15 Amp, 110V/220V (wired for 110)
Jet Xacta Fence 30" with extension table (another wing is included
but not installed)
cast-iron table and wings
The guy selling it says that it was only used for about a year or so and has
been sitting since (about 8 years) but is in new condition. I'm sure that
the fence alone would justify a majority of the asking price, but this will
be my first/learning saw and has to last me for a few years before SWMBO
will authorize another one - yes I know I'm whipped.
I can find no info online about that model (I checked sears.com and Google
it) other than that the "113" part signifies Emerson-built. Is anyone
familiar with this model? Is it belt-drive or direct (I forgot to ask him
when I had him on the phone)?
I have seen threads that praise "older" Craftsman saw, but is 10 years old
too old or too young to fall into the "good" category?
I am told to consider the arbor bearings and trunnions when purchasing a
used table saw. What do I look for? How do I determine their condition?
Assuming this item really is in new condition (and that this will be my
first/learning saw), I would really appreciate in advice, info or caveats
you folks could offer.