I have a possibility of getting one of those $90 Ryobi table saws
(slightly) used for $50.
Is this a good deal? And, what should I ask, or look for?
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Depends what you want to use it for. Which you didn't specify. <grin>
For a canoe anchor -- it's big, bulky, and doesn't really weigh enough.
For cutting wood, it's "ok" (barely) for birdhouse-type projects -- medium
small pieces, where you *don't* need a lot of precision.
For even medium-serious woodworking, FORGET IT. nearly impossible to cut
even 'medium sized' pieces accurately, and it'll drive you batty trying to
repeat a set-up, to make a second piece that matches the first one.
And it really doesn't have the power for rough constrution type projects
rough constrution type projects
(e.g. 2x4 shelving).
For rough construction projects, look at a good hand circular saw. a good
home-grade one is in the same price range as the 'new' price on that POS
For woodworking/cabinetmaking, look at the Ryobi BT3100. You'll have *real*
difficulty finding anything close to it, for -twice- the money.
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