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Forum topic by whiteshoecovers posted 06-26-2015 04:30 PM 563 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-26-2015 04:30 PM

I’m always on the look-out for a new cabinet saw. I’ve been using a ridgid TS3612 for years now that I bought off CL for $300 and it’s really been great. I’ve tuned the heck out of it and I believe it is performing at a very high level, above which it was probably intended. But….. I’ve never been happy with the dust collection since it has that outboard motor and the ducting that came with the base doesn’t quite fit. It’s like it was made for a slightly different model.

Anyway, this CL add came up and I am wondering about his price cause it seems very high when I research similar saws:

I talked to him and he said he paid almost $2400 for the set-up. Best I could find is that combo might be worth about $600. The new craftsman version of that saw is $1k and a few more hundred for the fence maybe, but that’s new.

Any thoughts? Is this guy just without a clue or am I missing something?



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#1 posted 06-26-2015 04:42 PM

It’s a hybrid. A solid one by the looks. 1300$ wouldn’t be anywhere in my ballpark. No way in hell I’d spend 2600$ on a hybrid. 6-700$ May be acceptable in that condition.

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#2 posted 06-26-2015 04:52 PM

It looks to be a well taken care of saw with the upgrade to the Biesemeyer fence. On the other hand, it’s still a 1-3/4HP hybrid saw, not a 3HP cabinet saw that has a older style splitter instead of a riving knife. That just doesn’t spell $1300 to me.

I also do not see how he could possibly have $2400 in it. The saw ran around $1200 new, plus $75 for the moblie base. He may have spent $400 or so to upgrade the fence afterwards, but it was offered on the saw new as an option for only like $100 more than the basic setup. That’s the price that needs considered. The outfeed table is OK, but obviously a home-made add on, so you just can’t factor in much for that. That means a brand new value of $1400 at the most.

With how well it’s been taken care of, I could see trying to get $800 or so, but more than that is ridiculous. You can buy a brand new Grizzly 3HP cabinet saw with a Biese clone fence, riving knife and warranty for the price he is asking.

Edit: The cast iron wings, full cabinet and Biese fence would be small upgrades over your Ridgid, but not enough to even spend several hundred dollars out of pocket, IMHO. If you are going to be serious about an upgrade, go for a cabinet saw. You’ll need 220V, but would have a big step up instead of a tiny one.

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#3 posted 06-26-2015 04:54 PM

I agree with TheFridge. If you are happy with your current saw, keep it. When you upgrade, I’d go for something in the 3 hp, 220 volt only style. My opinion is that 115 volt saws are underpowered.

My rule of thumb for used equipment is start at 50% of new and adjust up or down based on condition, age, upgrades, etc. That said, this looks like a brand new saw with a few upgrades…maybe worth $800 to the right buyer (one with extra cash and no patience) just to avoid tax/shipping on a new saw.

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#4 posted 06-26-2015 05:06 PM

He’s way out of line with that price, and I agree he didn’t spend $2400 on that (unless he included a huge charitable contribution with it). He’s not interested in offers, best to just keep watching and pass on this one.

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#5 posted 06-26-2015 06:21 PM

Thanks for all the replies, I was looking for confirmation he was way off and I got it.

220V is not a possibility for me, so I guess I’ll stick with my ridgid and keep an eye out on CL for a proper deal on a cabinet saw.

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#6 posted 06-26-2015 09:07 PM

$1300 is way high for a used hybrid with no riving knife and no warranty, even though it’s in nice shape and has a great fence. That one also has the table mounted trunnions. I’d guess $1300 was about the price when new…..+ mobile base, + outfeed materials, etc., but that shouldn’t be anywhwere near $2400. That $2400 would have come close to buying a new Unisaw in 2009.

For < $1400 you can get a new 3hp Grizzly G1023RL shipped to your door.

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#7 posted 06-26-2015 10:16 PM

Why isn’t 220 a possibility?

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