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jtp79

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03-10-2017 06:54 PM

Best info I can find is this model saw was a special edition. Looks to be in great shape. What is your opinion of this saw? Pros and cons? What is it worth? It’s about a 9 hour drive from me but I’ve been looking forever.


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DirtyMike

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#1 posted 03-10-2017 06:59 PM

$1350 huh? 800 sounds better, I dont believe there is anything special about it.

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#2 posted 03-10-2017 07:01 PM

I was just saying the model number isn’t standard. Special edition production, I wasn’t meaning the saw itself was special. It has the beissmeyer fence with extended side tables and also the mobile base. If 800 would buy it, I would leave tonight.

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Fred Hargis

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#3 posted 03-10-2017 07:05 PM

That is what was called the “platinum edition”, I had that exact saw with a Unifence instead of the Bies. I’m not sure, but that’s not too far from what I paid new in 2000. The “platinum edition” was simply a different color silver and had some extras…with mine it included that mobile base, an extra insert, and probably something else I can’t remember. I was able to get a really spiffy sign for the front that said the saw was “made especially” for me. It’s the everyday Unisaw, and is a very good one. But if he wants $1350, that seems very high…I sold mine for $900 2 years ago (with a lot of aftermarket extras).

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TheGreatJon

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#4 posted 03-10-2017 07:22 PM

I’ve often seen prices like that on CL or Ebay, but I’ve always wondered if anyone actually pays $1300 for a used 10” table saw. A brand new 3HP Unisaw is only $2500, without any discounts or sales.

It looks like it is in great shape though. The mobile base is nice if you need to move it around. If you’re going to keep it in one place, it’ll be a minor annoyance. Assuming it runs flawlessly, I would say it is worth $1000 at the high end.

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#5 posted 03-10-2017 07:30 PM

Great saw. $1350 is a bit steep, especially when you consider the drive (and cost of the drive). $1000 is fair for both….otherwise, for $1400 you can get a brand new G1023RL with a riving knife and warranty to your door. (no driving!)

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CharleyL

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#6 posted 03-10-2017 07:38 PM

I agree with the others. The price is too high. If you pay more than $1000, consider the money above $1000 to be the premium money for not wanting to look for a saw any longer. That looks like a great saw, but check everything closely, make sure it raises and lowers, and tilts fully and back. Check the trunions for cracks, and make a few test cuts before buying it, just to be certain that it’s worth premium money. I would prefer a Unifence, but a Biesmeyer isn’t a bad fence. Take it home and enjoy it if you are tired of looking and willing to pay the extra. It sure doesn’t look like it’s going to need belts, bearings, or cleaning.

Charley

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#7 posted 03-10-2017 07:49 PM

I’d say if that’s what they cost in your area,
that’s what they cost. I don’t know where you
live to put the nearest decent used cabinet
saw 9 hours away, but I will say that it has
no riving knife.

To me, no riving knife is no big deal, and in
the greater scheme of things overpaying a bit
to cross a cabinet saw off the list of things
you really want to do woodworking with is
no big deal. If doing the drive and getting that
saw in your truck is going to make you happy,
I say go for it.

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jtp79

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#8 posted 03-10-2017 07:58 PM

I live in middle Tennessee. This saw is in Florida. I’ve not found anything that looks in good shape around here.

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bigblockyeti

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#9 posted 03-10-2017 09:32 PM

Around me that’s typically what you could expect a saw in that shape to be advertised for. Don’t know if made in USA has had any bearing on the value but that’s certainly going to be a factor for some folks and the seller might know that. With that being said few people aren’t at least a little flexible on price but I sure wouldn’t drive that far without being 100% certain it was coming home with me.

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MT_Stringer

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#10 posted 03-10-2017 10:02 PM



Great saw. $1350 is a bit steep, especially when you consider the drive (and cost of the drive). $1000 is fair for both….otherwise, for $1400 you can get a brand new G1023RL with a riving knife and warranty to your door. (no driving!)

- knotscott

Yep. What Scott said.

Been there, done that. Delivered Dec 2012 and put in my garage!

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MrUnix

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#11 posted 03-11-2017 02:40 AM

It’s not the platinum edition (it would say so on the front badge if it were), but just a pretty standard right tilt Unisaw from around the same era.

It’s a solid saw, and better than any import you will be able to find… but it is over priced IMO. A quick search around the Lakeland area turns up about a half dozen Unisaws for less (some much less).

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - In Dog I trust... everything else is questionable

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#12 posted 03-11-2017 02:55 AM

If I really wanted the saw and it was in good condition, I’d go 11 maybe 1150 for it. ” BUT”, it would have to have the riving knife an all assessories or i wouldnt give over 900.00. That’s a nice saw and if it’s been cared for will last a life time. The extension wing and I believe extended Delta mobile base is quiet expensive. Offer a thousand first an see what happens.
Gerald

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MrUnix

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#13 posted 03-11-2017 03:03 AM

” BUT”, it would have to have the riving knife an all assessories or i wouldnt give over 900.00.
- alittleoff

They never had a riving knife. But you could get the disappearing splitter for them.

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - In Dog I trust... everything else is questionable

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jtp79

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#14 posted 03-13-2017 01:59 PM

Ive decided its too far to go for the price. I emailed the guy and mentioned that I had researched the saw and that his asking price was close to what the saw cost new back when it was bought. He stated that he bought it from an elderly gentlemen several years ago and the saw was a 2500 dollar saw, so I just let it go.

How does the unisaw and the Powermatic 66 compare. Ive also seen a Powermatic 66 in great condition for sale in Atlanta which is only about 3hours from me but it is similar to the same price. Ive seen several powermatics for much cheaper but the condition appears much worse also.

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alittleoff

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#15 posted 03-13-2017 02:39 PM

When they start talking about how expensive their saw is might as well forget it. I think the powermatic saw is a great saw, and a lot of people own them. I’d say their right close to a unisaw. I’m a huge fan of the older unisaws though. If you wait an watch the CL listing you’ll find a deal. Maybe an old one and restore it. I paid 125.00 for mine a while back, after a little work it turned into this. Of course I’ve got a little more than 125.00 in it now but it cuts like a lazer.
Gerald

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