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12-17-2017 02:39 AM

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Good evening…I’ve not been on here in a long time and I hope this is the appropriate place for this. I am building a new workshop and want to upgrade my SS Prof 3 HP to the 5 HP. You are right…I likely don’t need to do this but it’s already in my head. It works perfectly and I’ve taken great care of it. The iron top is in great shape no dings…there is some surface rust on the ruler part but otherwise it’s all good. I’m open to discussion of price…we all know purchase price is around $2800ish…I”ve had it for about 5 years I think…so I’m open to pricing. I’m in SW Georgia so not sure about transport. Thanks for any interest out there.

-- Josh, Columbus, GA


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#1 posted 12-17-2017 03:07 AM

Hi Josh. A new tool is always nice. Especially in a new shop! However, in my opinion, unless unless you are planning going professional or taking on some heavy duty projects, 3hp should be more than adequate.

I’m in no way trying to tell you what to do, but perhaps the money saved could get you into a better…..(fill in the blank). In the end you know where best to invest your money. Either way, I wish you the best and envy your getting a new shop.

-- Mike - Waukesha, WI

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#2 posted 12-17-2017 03:17 AM

I agree…but you are being logical about this. Just kidding, I completely understand and that was the plan until just recently…we’ll see. I’m basically wanting the new SS stuff…3 phase with router table built in…that’s the main reason I’m looking. Certainly the 3 hp is plenty for me as a weekend warrior woodworker…

-- Josh, Columbus, GA

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#3 posted 12-17-2017 04:10 AM

I went with a friend several months back to look at a used 3 hp SawStop Professional saw he wanted to check out that was listed on craigslist. It was in mint condition, had the built in wheeled base and the overhead dust collector. If I remember correctly the owner said he had it about 6 years. It didn’t look as if it has seen much use. He ended up paying $1600 cash for it.

-- Wood for projects is like a good Fart..."better when you cut it yourself"

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#4 posted 12-17-2017 02:38 PM

Couldn’t you just buy a motor kit to swap out the 3HP with the 5HP?

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#5 posted 12-17-2017 03:13 PM



I agree…but you are being logical about this. Just kidding, I completely understand and that was the plan until just recently…we ll see. I m basically wanting the new SS stuff…3 phase with router table built in…that s the main reason I m looking. Certainly the 3 hp is plenty for me as a weekend warrior woodworker…

- Josh


Sounds to me like you just want to waste money..Be wise with your money. The only time I seen a 3hp give is when the blade was real dull or they forced it.

Maybe a wise assortment of quality blades would get the added hp off your mind….

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#6 posted 12-17-2017 03:35 PM

Personally, Josh, I like the way you think. If I may make a suggestion. Before treating yourself to a new SS with all the bells and whistles, I think you should get yourself a new full size Ford F-150 pickup truck to haul it home in. After all, a saw like that deserves the very best in luxury transportation to your new shop!

:^)

-- "You know, I'm such a great driver, it's incomprehensible that they took my license away." --Vince Ricardo

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#7 posted 12-17-2017 03:51 PM

Have a 1 ton 3500 with twin turbo to haul it home quickly…

-- Josh, Columbus, GA

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#8 posted 12-17-2017 03:55 PM

In all seriousness, I get it…it can be viewed as not necessary…certainly it is not. I am frugal on most things…but on certain hobbies I am willing to spend a bit. This isn’t a 2nd home or a vehicle and I’m looking to recoup at least some from my current saw…hoping someone who otherwise wouldn’t get to use/enjoy a ss may now have the chance and then I can also get what I want (not what I need). I am also building a new workbench, miter bench, tablesaw table…I could also save the existing one or modify it, but I’ve learned more since that build and want to do things differently. It could be viewed as wasteful but it is a passion of mine while I”m certainly an amateur compared to most of you…but I enjoy it and want to do more.

-- Josh, Columbus, GA

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#9 posted 12-17-2017 04:01 PM

Yeah I’d consider the kit? Otherwise I don’t think you’ll get 2800$. Way too close to the price of a new one.

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

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#10 posted 12-17-2017 04:06 PM

Enjoy….

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#11 posted 12-17-2017 04:12 PM

I agree…I’m not sure exactly what to ask but certainly not expecting what I paid for it. As noted above, I would think around $1600 would be fair to both parties…the bigger issue would be the buyer would almost have to be local to make it worth getting as it would cost a fortune to ship. I can move/load it with my forks on my tractor.

-- Josh, Columbus, GA

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#12 posted 12-17-2017 04:39 PM

I’m guessing you can get closer to $2k. Put it on Craigslist and it will probably be gone before nightfall. You don’t see too many SS show up for sale.

-- Mike - Waukesha, WI

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#13 posted 12-17-2017 04:47 PM

Good idea…I’ll check it out.

-- Josh, Columbus, GA

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#14 posted 12-17-2017 05:35 PM

Hey, you only live once. If it makes you happy, spend the dough and get the machine you want. If the machine is in the condition you claim, I think $1,600 is a plenty fair price.

Put it on CL for a firm price or ask 20% more than you’re willing to take so the buyer has the opportunity to haggle a bit. My guess would be that there are enough potential buyers in SW Georgia, for an item like that, that it’ll be sold pretty quickly.

-- "You know, I'm such a great driver, it's incomprehensible that they took my license away." --Vince Ricardo

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#15 posted 12-17-2017 06:38 PM

I think $1600 would be a very good price on it, and it should sell quickly. I wouldn’t price it that way if you use CL…everyone there thinks you should offer less even if the item is already very fairly priced. Don’t forget to list them in the classifieds section here and maybe other forums as well.

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

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