LumberJocks

Too slow on a Craigslist Unisaw for $50

  • Advertise with us

« back to Power Tools, Hardware and Accessories forum

Forum topic by ppg677 posted 03-29-2017 04:30 PM 669 views 0 times favorited 16 replies Add to Favorites Watch
View ppg677's profile

ppg677

133 posts in 692 days


03-29-2017 04:30 PM

Well I spotted the posting a couple hours after posted. It was located only 5 blocks from where I work. I sent a text message asking to come see it that afternoon. Already sold!

Honestly not even sure I wanted a Unisaw given lack of riving knife. I’m currently upgrading my Ridgid R4512 with cast iron wings and a new fence. Silly? Perhaps, but it has no blade shift issues. Is maneuverable in my tiny shop. And has modern safety features.


16 replies so far

View MrUnix's profile

MrUnix

5990 posts in 2035 days


#1 posted 03-29-2017 04:47 PM

Honestly not even sure I wanted a Unisaw given lack of riving knife. I’m currently upgrading my Ridgid R4512 with cast iron wings and a new fence.
- ppg677

Really? The presence (or lack thereof) of a splitter is a deciding factor? The Unisaw is twice the machine that the Ridgid hybrid is, and with a mobile base, is just as maneuverable. Apparently the guy who got there before you didn’t have the same reservations :)

Cheers,
Brad

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

View TungOil's profile

TungOil

746 posts in 331 days


#2 posted 03-29-2017 04:49 PM

good deals last just minutes on CL it seems. Last week I spotted a PM 60C jointer, just a few years old. I also saw it less than an hour after it was posted. It was gone in under 6 hrs. The true gems don’t last long!

-- The optimist says "the glass is half full". The pessimist says "the glass is half empty". The engineer says "the glass is twice as big as it needs to be"

View ppg677's profile

ppg677

133 posts in 692 days


#3 posted 03-29-2017 04:59 PM

MrUnix, I would have bought the Unisaw if I got there in time. I put my reservations aside and immediately acted on the Craigslist ad. Note I would have had to arrange a truck and find someone to help me.

At this point I can 1) keep looking for a Unisaw deal, 2) buy a new Cabinet saw, or 3) upgrade the machine I’ve already got in my basement. I’m choosing (3) for now.

View MrUnix's profile

MrUnix

5990 posts in 2035 days


#4 posted 03-29-2017 05:12 PM

Well, the good thing is you already have a saw – so you are not in a rush to get one. That is the best position to be in, as it gives you the flexibility to be very selective, both in time and price. Patiently keep an eye out and another will be along eventually. And if you wind up with a Unisaw, just throw a disappearing splitter in it to satisfy your safety feature needs, and start making sawdust :)

Cheers,
Brad

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

View Fred Hargis's profile

Fred Hargis

4756 posts in 2329 days


#5 posted 03-29-2017 05:32 PM

That may well have been the gloat of the year around here, had you got it.

-- Our village hasn't lost it's idiot, he was elected to congress.

View papadan's profile

papadan

3584 posts in 3204 days


#6 posted 03-29-2017 05:49 PM

It sounds like some of the posts we get, spammers just collecting text numbers and emails when they can. People also want to give away items that don’t exist.

View ppg677's profile

ppg677

133 posts in 692 days


#7 posted 03-29-2017 06:15 PM

I’m very happy that I bought the R4512 rather than a jobsite saw (which I was considering at the time). I’ve realized that the fence sucks and that steel wings suck. Hence upgrading those.

I’m actually curious what a cabinet saw has over a well-tuned Hybrid saw that has a good fence and a level cast-iron top.

At some point I see myself upgrading to a SawStop cabinet saw.

View jbay's profile

jbay

1856 posts in 735 days


#8 posted 03-29-2017 06:19 PM



It sounds like some of the posts we get, spammers just collecting text numbers and emails when they can. People also want to give away items that don t exist.

- papadan

Are you saying you don’t think the ad was on the up and up?
How can that be, it Craigslist, and it’s on the Internet…

-- If anyone would like to see my Portfolio, PM me and I would be glad to send you the link.

View papadan's profile

papadan

3584 posts in 3204 days


#9 posted 03-29-2017 06:31 PM

Oh damn, shame on me for thinking that way!

View bondogaposis's profile

bondogaposis

4477 posts in 2187 days


#10 posted 03-29-2017 06:32 PM

I’m actually curious what a cabinet saw has over a well-tuned Hybrid saw that has a good fence and a level cast-iron top.

Weight and power.

-- Bondo Gaposis

View MrUnix's profile

MrUnix

5990 posts in 2035 days


#11 posted 03-29-2017 06:33 PM

If it was only out there for a very short period of time, it most likely was a killer deal and someone is a very happy camper right about now.

Cheers,
Brad

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

View ppg677's profile

ppg677

133 posts in 692 days


#12 posted 03-29-2017 06:35 PM



I’m actually curious what a cabinet saw has over a well-tuned Hybrid saw that has a good fence and a level cast-iron top.

Weight and power.

- bondogaposis

Do not want to wire for 220V or three-phase. Do not want to deal with 600 pounds!

:-)

View coxhaus's profile

coxhaus

64 posts in 730 days


#13 posted 03-29-2017 10:17 PM

You can move the Unisaw by yourself, as I did. Take the top apart and pull the motor. You can then move it by yourself. I picked mine up about 80 miles away and I had to bring it home.

View Rick_M's profile

Rick_M

10618 posts in 2216 days


#14 posted 03-29-2017 11:56 PM

If you answered that ad you’d be down in a hole putting lotion on your skin.

-- http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

View Holbs's profile (online now)

Holbs

1721 posts in 1865 days


#15 posted 03-30-2017 12:54 AM

I can vouch! Moved not 1 but 2 500+lb cabinet tables saws by myself (unisaw & pm66). Granted, I have a dodge 1500 pickup and not a Yugo. Could you imagine an upside down unisaw on a yugo going down the highway?

-- The Carpenter Bee is derived from the Ancient Greek word wood-cutter

showing 1 through 15 of 16 replies

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

HomeRefurbers.com