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LonghornLumber

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10-05-2017 07:13 PM

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I have a used but in really good shape Bosch RA 1711 router table that I need to put on craigslist after adding a router extension to my table saw. It has almost all the widgets it came with when new. They go for $169+ tax at Lowes, about $30 less on Amazon if you’re willing to wait 2 months for delivery. This is the closed cabinet version with better dust control.

I’m thinking of asking $110 – is that a fair price?

Thanks y’all.

Edit: I guess not :)


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#1 posted 10-05-2017 07:44 PM

Ive got one that I don’t think I could give away.. Tried 50.00 and that didn’t work, so I don’t know.
Gerald

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#2 posted 10-05-2017 07:45 PM

There’s no way I would pay 75+% of the new price for a used tool.

Amazon won’t be out of stock on them forever.

My general rule is ~50% of the cost of a new item, maybe a little more if it’s in exceptional shape. Less, obviously, if it isn’t in great shape.

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#3 posted 10-05-2017 10:44 PM

I was going to go with the ~50% rule also. It seems Amazon is a lot lower than other retailers right now because they are out of stock, and when they get them back in stock they will raise the price up again.

With that being said, the few times I have sold woodworking tools on Craigslist, I always start a little higher than what I am actually looking for – since most people like to haggle on price some, and every week I will lower the price until it does sell

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#4 posted 10-05-2017 10:50 PM

Ive got one that I don t think I could give away.. Tried 50.00 and that didn t work, so I don t know.
- alittleoff

I had a neighbor who was moving out of state offer one to me for free… I looked at it and decided to pass. I also have two of those aluminium Craftsman ones (that I got for free) sitting out in the shed that I can’t get rid of and don’t really want to just throw them in the trash. Those little router tables are most often more hassle than they are worth IMO. Of course, it doesn’t cost you anything to put it out on CL and see what happens… you never know.

Cheers,
Brad

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#5 posted 10-06-2017 01:49 AM

I would hazard a guess that a seasoned wood worker would not go anywhere near a bench top router table, but new folks might (I bought one, after all when I first started). They do serve a purpose for beginner’s so could be of value. $50 – $75 would be about right.

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#6 posted 10-06-2017 02:21 AM



I would hazard a guess that a seasoned wood worker would not go anywhere near a bench top router table, but new folks might (I bought one, after all when I first started). They do serve a purpose for beginner s so could be of value. $50 – $75 would be about right.

- Holbs


Yes. $50.

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#7 posted 10-06-2017 02:22 AM



I would hazard a guess that a seasoned wood worker would not go anywhere near a bench top router table, but new folks might (I bought one, after all when I first started). They do serve a purpose for beginner s so could be of value. $50 – $75 would be about right.

- Holbs

Yes. $50 if you want people to call you. Or $75 OBO and take $50 and run.

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#8 posted 10-06-2017 03:27 AM

Hey guys, thanks for weighing in. I didn’t realize this thing was that ill regarded :)

I’ve had it for a couple of years and used it a few times. I work out of a one car garage so space is at a premium. The table is not the most precise thing in the world but if you go through the pain of setting it up for every cut it will work OK.

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#9 posted 10-06-2017 12:15 PM

I paid $250 used but it came with the 1617 kit and about 25 bosch bits (mostly unused) so table was basically a freebie.

I would say ask $75, that is half of a new one


I have a used but in really good shape Bosch RA 1711 router table that I need to put on craigslist after adding a router extension to my table saw. It has almost all the widgets it came with when new. They go for $169+ tax at Lowes, about $30 less on Amazon if you re willing to wait 2 months for delivery. This is the closed cabinet version with better dust control.

I m thinking of asking $110 – is that a fair price?

Thanks y all.

Edit: I guess not :)

- LonghornLumber


-- -Paul, South Carolina Structural Engineer by trade, Crappy Woodworker by choice

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