Is this just the Depot's version of Chicago Electric (IE Harbor Freight) or is any of this WEN stuff worth a second look at these prices, sorry you guys are the experts here and I'm not sure who else to ounce this off of?
Okay so here are a few (maybe prices are just high near me?)
Delta 36-600 looks well cared for and decent fence http://cleveland.craigslist.org/tls/5755476829.html I'd offer $150, 40 min drive
(NOTE I do not currently have a 220 in my garage) Powermatic (can't tell how whole saw looks) http://cleveland.craigslist.org/tls/5741126691.html Offer 400? 30 min. drive
Another Delta 36-600 in good shape with roller base, basic fence http://cleveland.craigslist.org/tls/5716958228.html Offer 220? Hour drive
Craftsman 3 HP Exact I Rip with Decent fence? http://youngstown.craigslist.org/tls/5754449707.html Offer 150? 1.5 hour drive
Mao Shan 1.5 HP not too exciting but seems priced well? http://akroncanton.craigslist.org/tls/5733863518.html Take the 65 dollar price tag? 1 Hour drive
Thanks guys for the input, be brutally honest as you have been I appreciate it more than BS.
I can't answer your question but I'm saddened that your project is being put on hold. It was exciting to follow along. I hope that you manage to get it imported and can continue soon. i hope the move goes well and is as painless as possible for you.
Is it possible to put a sort of finish on the parts that could easily be removed once you make it home?