An ad I just read had ll kinds of used equipment. The two I was
interested in was a 240 volt saw and a jointer. The jointer was 200 and
the saw was 250. What should I look for? I have a table saw but it is a
99 dollar delta table top from Lowes. So I would like to have both but
dont know if I can afford it.
1. Cast iron construction rather than sheet metal. Cast iron is rigid
and doesn't bend out of shape.
2. Rust, lack of.
3. Brand name. Delta, DeWalt, and others
4. The owner has been running it, recently.
5. An owners manual.
6. Moving parts move smoothly and rigid parts (e.g. arm of radial arm
saw) are rigid.
7. Accessories and a floor stand/mount.
8. A google on the maker's name and model number gives a hit.
1. Missing parts.
2. rusted solid.
3. Too heavy to move and/or get thru the door.
A "240 volt saw and a jointer" might describe a heavy duty table saw
with a jointer on the same bench, driven off the same motor. Ordinary
power tools run off 120 volts, heavier duty models run on 220-240 volts
like a stove or a dryer. For a good condition, right brand name, not
too old, and the right model, a table saw for $250 and a jointer for
$200 might be a deal. For a bad condition, no-name, made in Taiwan,
very small, stamped sheet metal tool, $250/$200 is NOT a deal.
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