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Ardubya

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09-23-2017 08:48 PM

Topic tags/keywords: tablesaw table saw custom price pricing

I built a saw cabinet for a Craftsman 113-type table saw. The saw is in excellent operational condition. In addition to tons of storage space, it has a very nice aftermarket fence system from Peachtree Woodworking. I am interested in taking my woodworking to the next level and am looking to purchase my first brand new table saw. To do so, I need to sell this one as I don’t have room for both.

Can anyone suggest a reasonable price I should be asking?

Many thanks.

PS – More images can be found on my projects postings from when I built this thing.


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Loren

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#1 posted 09-23-2017 10:55 PM

It’s a nice setup but I’d be pessimistic about
being able to recoup your investment in the
fence and the materials to build the cabinet.

$300 maybe. At a certain price point, which
varies regionally, buyers are going to be
attracted to hybrid or cabinet saw instead.

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TheFridge

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#2 posted 09-23-2017 11:56 PM

Pretty much. The reason someone would would build a setup is because they can’t afford a better saw. At a certain point. You cross into the price range of said saws.

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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MrRon

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#3 posted 09-24-2017 01:48 AM

People are reluctant to buy something that was built by an amateur woodworker. If you can get the price of the saw and fence, I think that’s about all you can hope for. It is a beautiful job you did. Others may say “a great job”, but when it comes down to money, the job is not so great all of a sudden.

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Ardubya

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#4 posted 09-25-2017 02:11 AM

Thanks gents for the replies. Since I’m compelled to agree that I’m not likely to get what I think the saw is worth, I think I’m going to make a last attempt to make some upgrades that I hope will achieve my desired results. That way I won’t have to invest in a new saw just yet.

The saga continues…

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#5 posted 09-25-2017 02:26 AM

Since you won’t get what it’s worth, how about saving for that new table saw and setting this one up as a dedicated dado saw? That’s a luxury I’d like to have.

-- When you earnestly believe you can compensate for a lack of skill by doubling your efforts, there is no end to what you CAN'T do

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Gilley23

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#6 posted 09-25-2017 10:30 AM

Take out the saw, add a top to it and use that cabinet for storage space along your wall. Sell the saw and maybe use the fence for your new saw, if not than sell that too (separately). You could also turn that cabinet into a sanding station.

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Kazooman

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#7 posted 09-25-2017 12:09 PM



Take out the saw, add a top to it and use that cabinet for storage space along your wall. Sell the saw and maybe use the fence for your new saw, if not than sell that too (separately). You could also turn that cabinet into a sanding station.

- Gilley23

Perhaps a great router table.

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Ardubya

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#8 posted 09-26-2017 12:55 PM

Dwain – The idea of a dedicated dado saw or some other alternate setup is a great idea, but I don’t think I have the space. I just work in a garage. Your use of the word “luxury” couldn’t be more fitting.

Gilley23 – These are great ideas!

Kazooman – I bet this could be retrofit for a router, but for me I already have a router cabinet that I built using the New Yankee Workshop design. That was a fun build.

Thanks all for the continued support. Really appreciate this forum. I’ll post an update on the other side.

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RDan

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#9 posted 09-26-2017 10:23 PM

I sold my C-Man model about 2 yrs ago for $175, threw in a new Sawstop blade and micro splitter. If you have the old fence, maybe $125-150. The fence you have if you like could be used with the new saw. If it is the current setup, try $300 but realistically it would be $225-250. Dan

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