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MrGrady0681

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06-02-2015 01:35 PM

I work for a school in Michigan, and they have given permission to seek out avenues to sell some equipment. I am not 100% sure on where to go to try to sell it. I thought I would come here and at least attempt to try and find out what price I should ask for it. So I have a Delta Rockwell Unisaw 34-450. I have been the teacher in this wood shop for only 4 months, so I do not have many details on it, but would try to find out anything you guys think I need to. So, any ideas what price I should try to get for this?


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conifur

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#1 posted 06-02-2015 01:38 PM

I dont know pricing but as a medium to sell Craigs List seems to be the one most used. Good luck!
Bob

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#2 posted 06-02-2015 01:39 PM

$500 max and well worth it to any cabinetmaker.

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#3 posted 06-02-2015 01:55 PM



$500 max and well worth it to any cabinetmaker.

- Earlextech

Yep

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#4 posted 06-02-2015 01:56 PM

I would tend to agree with Sam. When we started out back in 1968 we had a unisaw and it looked very much like this and may have been the same model. We were making inexpensive tables for the mobile home trade and our production got up to 3000 tables a week and we used the saw to rip every top and apron out of 4’ x 8’ sheets. We used a 24 in. radial arm saw to crosscut all of the pieces. We used the saw for at least ten years and we finally got an Altendorf sliding table saw and shortly after a 14 ft automatic panel saw. However, we still used the unisaw in our plant for various auxiliary job. These saws were real workhorses and ours never failed us. I can’t remember a single day that the saw was down for any repair. From what I see the saw does not look that bad. I would want to see it in person and check it out if I was going to buy it.

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Bill White

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#5 posted 06-02-2015 02:35 PM

Be sure to post the voltage and phase requirements for the saw. Some folks will need to know that info.
Bill

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#6 posted 06-02-2015 03:29 PM

Is this a private school or public school? If a public school you need to get with the district office as there are regulations on selling public property. It would probably need to go out for bids.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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#7 posted 06-02-2015 03:39 PM

Was it replaced with a Sawstop?

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#8 posted 06-02-2015 03:59 PM

Motor size and voltage requirements will effect price. The 1.5hp machines, and the three phase ones will not get as much as the 3hp or single phase ones. It’s a 1968 model based on the serial number and has the sought after cast iron plinth, so that is a plus. Also has the blade guard, which is pretty rare on older machines as they, and the motor covers, seem to always wander off to some mythical place yet to be found by mere mortals.

Cheers,
Brad

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#9 posted 06-02-2015 05:50 PM

Oh man! Looking at the top picture at the workbenches, my highschool woodshop had exactly those same benches, with the lockers under the wide overhanging top, even the face vises. Wow, blast from the past.

Wayne

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#10 posted 06-02-2015 11:03 PM

I got mine from a school auction. I was broke at the time and threw out a bid for $100.00. I won and ate Ramens for a few weeks. I found out later it wasn’t used much, the Teacher thought it was too dangerous for Middle School Kids to use…
It’s a great saw.

-- "I cut it twice and it's still too short"

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MrGrady0681

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#11 posted 06-04-2015 01:26 PM

Hey guys, thanks for all the feedback. It is a single phase, and the electrical switch to the saw says it is 230. As for the Horsepower, the motor says its 2 hp. If it were mine to use at home, I’d be ecstatic to own it. It works really nicely. Could use a new fence and some TLC. We have two of them in the shop right now. I am hoping to get a Saw Stop. Seems reckless to not own one these days when teaching woodworking.

This is a public school. I am working directly with the superintendent. She has given me permission to find out a price. Then we’ll have to decide how to sell it.

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#12 posted 06-04-2015 02:14 PM

Wish I could help. Only advice is to make sure on state laws regarding selling school equipment—I would hope the superintendent is familiar with them. For example, in Kansas, the only legal ways to sell off surplus purchased with tax dollars is either auction or sealed bid—a school cannot just list an item for sale.

Good luck

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#13 posted 06-04-2015 02:26 PM


Hey guys, thanks for all the feedback. It is a single phase, and the electrical switch to the saw says it is 230. As for the Horsepower, the motor says its 2 hp. If it were mine to use at home, I d be ecstatic to own it. It works really nicely. Could use a new fence and some TLC. We have two of them in the shop right now. I am hoping to get a Saw Stop. Seems reckless to not own one these days when teaching woodworking.

This is a public school. I am working directly with the superintendent. She has given me permission to find out a price. Then we ll have to decide how to sell it.

Hope you replaced with a saw stop.

- MrGrady0681

I’m shocked the local govt does not have rules on disposing of assets. I worked for a school and would be surprised your funding authority I.e town city or county does not have rules and avenues for the sale. Like others 5-6 hundred would be my guest.

-- Sooner or later Liberals run out of other people's money.

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#14 posted 06-04-2015 02:50 PM

Brings back memories….

$500-$600 it should sell quickly.

-- Rob - Indianapolis IN - Learning... one mistake at a time...

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#15 posted 06-05-2015 05:18 AM

They are a great saw with a crappy fence. Just saying.

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