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Highland Park J3 18 Inch Slab Saw

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« on: August 02, 2015, 10:45:58 am »

Hello out there,

Well, I now "need" a bigger saw! Gee. Found a used Highland Park J3 18 Inch Slab Saw in pretty good shape. No rust to speak of, peeling paint and seems to be free of leaks. Seller ia asking 500 (Includes blade). Is this in the reasonable zone??

Any suggestions on what to look for or check?

Thanks for any help.

Fred
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« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2015, 12:26:41 pm »

Great price!

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« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2015, 04:36:46 pm »

Grab that one before it's gone.
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« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2015, 05:57:49 pm »

That's a steal!
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« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2015, 06:36:23 pm »

For an HP, that's in the you're stealing it zone. Don't know about the new HP's, but that old one will outlast you.
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« Reply #5 on: August 03, 2015, 05:25:56 am »

BUY IT! Even if you have to replace the bearings and the blade, like someone else said, the saw will outlast you. An absolute tank. Parts are available from the new HP company.
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« Reply #6 on: August 03, 2015, 04:16:55 pm »

Thanks everyone for the input. Just needed some support for the jump (and the partner/boss!!)

Going for it - will post some pics when it's MINE!!

Fred
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« Reply #7 on: August 04, 2015, 01:00:52 pm »

Things to check would be blade condition (straight and life left), arbor bearings for wear, carriage assy for wear.  General condition (rust, etc.). As said though, at that price if it is in excellent shape it is just a plus.  I know a guy that says $100 per inch for used HP's.   
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