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Forum topic by newbiewoodworker posted 09-16-2010 01:41 AM 1167 views 0 times favorited 11 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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newbiewoodworker

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09-16-2010 01:41 AM

I was hoping someone could give me an appraisal on my 2006 Delta 14” Open Base Band Saw.

Very little rust(Some in the groves of the table, but none actually on the surface; as well as a little on the edge.) A couple scratches on the table, very minor, mainly just one on the throat plate. Replaced motor, replaced tension arm/thing that controls the tilt of the wheel. A couple cosmetic issues on the base, having had a shopping cart or two run along it by some little **er 9 year old.. 100% working order(as soon as they replace those parts for me.)

TimberWolf 3/4 blade included, as well as HF Mobile Base. Also includes an extra tensioner/nut assembly.

Thanks. I just want to try to decide if its worth selling or not, as I want to get a Griz 17”... but only if I can offset the cost enough..

-- "Ah, So your not really a newbie, but a I betterbie."


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#1 posted 09-16-2010 03:10 AM

I’ve seen plenty go on Craigslist in the neighborhood of 350 – 450.00, remember that it used regardless how well the condition is asking close to retail is hard to find a buyer…hope this help BC

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#2 posted 09-16-2010 09:03 PM

Hmmm… anyone else…

That wouldnt be bad, since I only paid $350, and it is in really good condition functionally, as said, cosmetically, it needs a touch up or two..

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#3 posted 09-17-2010 12:04 AM

I was questing you paid around 600.00 new since you didn’t state what model no. or if it was a new saw to begin with. In this case probably around 200.00 with a counter offer likely…good luck on your sale.

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#4 posted 09-17-2010 12:37 AM

I did indirectly state the model. I stated that it was a 14”, open base, manufactured in 2006.

I bought it new/store display model..

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#5 posted 09-17-2010 02:47 AM

It still retails for 425… so Would it be reasonable to ask $325?

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#6 posted 09-19-2010 04:38 AM

Are you kidding? Would you pay $325 for a used saw with rust, scratches and replaced parts when it retails for $425 and goes on sale for $350 NEW?

I used to sell used tools for a living. Sorry for the harsh reality check…

If the saw retails for $425, anyone can find it on sale at some point for $350 or less (just like you did). Nobody is going to pay more than half of that amount for the saw USED. In order to get close to half that amount, you would need to keep posting it on Craigslist until JUST the right person came along who REALLY wanted that saw. Which could take a while. Most people don’t even consider buying tools like this unless it is an amazing deal. The market is flooded with too many of them.

Your saw is probably made in Taiwan or china, which is not very desirable as second hand tools go. When people buy used tools they want either the old US made stuff or high-end quality tools that are almost new (like DeWalt, Makita, or Bosch). With all the nicks, scratches and replaced parts it will be apparent that this saw has either had a lot of hours or what we would call “average abuse.”

If someone offers you $150 for it you are lucky and should TAKE IT. Even $100 would be reasonable unless you really want to hold out for a while.

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#7 posted 09-19-2010 04:42 AM

I beg to differ. Very minimal rust, its not even noticeable, unless you look closely. Replaced parts, because apparently I got a defective one… 1-150 is rediculous… I highly doubt that number is true.

But we are beating a dead horse…since I decided I might wait a while and then reconsider..

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#8 posted 09-19-2010 06:06 AM

Ok, good luck. Like I said, I made a living selling new and used tools.

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#9 posted 09-19-2010 06:14 AM

http://lumberjocks.com/topics/20413

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#10 posted 09-19-2010 06:48 AM

Personally, when buying used tools I won’t pay more than a 1/3 the best price I can get when buying the tool new regardless of the condition. Why? because to me the buyer assumes all of the risk without a warranty.

If it retails for $425 the most I would consider paying is about $140. If I now it goes on sale for $350 my best price would be $115. As far as a used Timberwolf blade I wouldn’t even factor that into the equation because it is a consumable item.

I don’t think you will find an experienced woodworker willing to pay much more than what you are seeing here. But, you know what they say there’s a sucker born every minute and there’s always someone too lazy to do any research.

Good luck,

-- Ron - Any day that I don't learn something new is a wasted day.

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#11 posted 10-03-2010 03:40 PM

Blake , Your BANG on

Do the same thing up here/
the Craigslist and Kijiji’s are full of them
up here $100- $150 would be tops

-- Hutch

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