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fool32696
04-04-2009, 06:41 PM
I was planning on just buying a new 420 saw but you guys pushed me to go bigger and I found this http://tampa.craigslist.org/hil/tls/1092027656.html . I got the guy to $950 via email and was wondering if I should pull the trigger. I found the saw new for $1340 plus tax and was told the cart and water attachment run $600+. Also a couple of diamond blades are included. You guys probably have no use for the cart, but I'll be cutting in a lot of expansion joints in concrete.

DVS Hardscaper
04-04-2009, 07:01 PM
call your local stihl dealers and find out how much they would cost if you bought one from them.

Then, you can decide if it's a good deal, or not.

Also, make sure it has a serial number and isn't hot. Cut off saws have a way of developing legs.

fool32696
04-04-2009, 07:03 PM
Local dealer wants $1340 plus tax. I'll make sure that it has serial numbers. How would I check to see if it's stolen?

skidster32
04-04-2009, 10:07 PM
we have one of those carts at work....they are amazing...

soopa
04-04-2009, 10:33 PM
nice rig. great setup for what you'll be doing. if it was truly used one time, it seems like a "steal". i'd jump on it.

BostonBull
04-04-2009, 11:39 PM
Beware of knockoffs! Chinese made cutoff saws look very similar to the untrained eye.

fool32696
04-21-2009, 06:54 PM
I picked up the saw yesterday. It runs great, came with all the Stihl paperwork, and looks almost new. This ts800 with a 16" diamond is a night and day difference to the ts350 with abrasive wheel that I used years ago.

ParkviewNursery
04-24-2009, 03:23 PM
We just bought 24 blades, and got two saws for free.

fool32696
04-25-2009, 02:26 AM
How much were the blades and how do you like them? Did they give you two Ts800s? I know most of those promotions are for Ts420s.

ParkviewNursery
04-25-2009, 12:39 PM
2 420's.......couple thousand, but the blades should last us all year