Help a new guy not get ripped off

  • Advertise with us

« back to Power Tools, Hardware and Accessories forum

Forum topic by jqh2msu2 posted 03-23-2010 07:39 PM 5987 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
View jqh2msu2's profile


4 posts in 3220 days

03-23-2010 07:39 PM

I’ve been reading on the forums and taking my time looking for a lot of information on a table saw. I found a craigslist listing in my area for a 2006 Delta 36-729 tablesaw with Unifence system and an extension table (not sure of the type. I think size is 52”), and I could use some sound advice from experienced woodworkers (tablesaw purchasers). Is $1400 a good deal for this saw?

Here is the link for the listing. All responses are appreciated.

9 replies so far

View Alonso's profile


949 posts in 3472 days

#1 posted 03-23-2010 08:10 PM

It seems a bit expensive for an used TS, I would rather get the G0690 for under $1400 shipped to your door and with a riving knife or for less than $100 more you can have the G0691 with 50” rip capacity.

-- The things I make may be for others, but how I make them is for me.

View SnowyRiver's profile


51457 posts in 3714 days

#2 posted 03-23-2010 08:37 PM

I dont think it sounds to bad if it runs OK. I am not familiar with the Delta models, but is this a 3 HP model? It appears to have the extended table and its only 4 years old. I paid $1650 for my used Powermatic 66 and it was 20 years old.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

View toddbeaulieu's profile


833 posts in 3238 days

#3 posted 03-23-2010 09:02 PM

I’m no expert, but after pouring through CL ads for over a month I know you can find decent saws for less than $1k. I picked up a 3HP Jet with a 54” table and a home made outfeed for $800. I can’t compare them and have no idea what your priorities are in making your purchase. I saw quite a few saws out there for between $500 and $1k. I’m sure there are some “real” saws for a bit over $1k that might be worth the extra money, but if you just want a decent saw and would like to save $500+, you should be able to find something decent.

View BradHess's profile


63 posts in 3246 days

#4 posted 03-23-2010 09:19 PM

I think 1400 is asking too much. If you watch CL you can find better deals

View Ingjr's profile


144 posts in 3250 days

#5 posted 03-23-2010 11:15 PM

To me, probably a bit too much although it does look like a excellent saw. One thing to look for is if it’s a 3phase or not. The word “industrial” lends itself to me thinking it may be 3phase. Not the best unless your setup for it. My advise, keep looking. If he has it for a while, he might sell for considerably less. JMO.

-- The older I get the faster I was.

View Tim Dahn's profile

Tim Dahn

1577 posts in 3798 days

#6 posted 03-24-2010 12:41 AM

I agree, sounds a little steep. A quick check on Craiglist in Richmond, va $900
Delta Unisaw For Sale
-3 HP, 1 PH, 230V
-10” Blade
-Right Tilt
-52” Unifence

-- Good judgement comes from experience and experience comes from poor judgement.

View patron's profile


13641 posts in 3575 days

#7 posted 03-24-2010 01:47 AM

i had one like it in my old shop ,
i couldn’t stand the unifence ,
sold the fence and bought a beysmier ,
then got a divorce , and left the saw .
now i got a left tilt unisaw , with the beysmeir fence 52” !
i paid $1,500.00 brand new .

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

View Vrtigo1's profile


434 posts in 3225 days

#8 posted 03-24-2010 03:17 AM

I can’t claim to be anything remotely close to well versed on tablesaws, but I just picked up an older Unisaw w/ extension table and beisemeyer fence on CL for $850. There were several in that general price range within 75 miles so you can probably find a better deal if you’re patient.

View jqh2msu2's profile


4 posts in 3220 days

#9 posted 03-24-2010 04:08 AM

Wow, great information and tons of responses. I appreciate all the help. I’ll make a much lower counter offer and see if I get any response from them, but that looks like my gut feeling was right and that might have been a bit too high. I’ll keep watching CL and see what else comes up. Thanks all for your helpful responses.

Have your say...

You must be signed in to reply.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics