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Forum topic by firsticeman05 posted 03-09-2011 09:30 AM 4072 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-09-2011 09:30 AM

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I have a old amf dewalt ras in fair condition that was my grandfathers, it has all it’s knobs and handles and original key, my question is I would like to sell it, how do I find out how much it’s worth and where do I sell it. Thank you

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#1 posted 03-10-2011 04:55 AM

How much it is worth depends on a lot of factors, such as condition and area you’re in. It’s hard to say. I would price it at what you see as fair. If it doesn’t sell for a while, then lower your price if you want. If it sells too quickly, you may have been asking too little, but as long as you’re happy, then it doesn’t matter.
I don’t know about your area, but about the only place around here to sell used tools and even hope to get a decent price is to list an ad on Craiglist.
If you know any other woodworkers in the area that may be interested, you may want to check with them first.


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#2 posted 03-10-2011 06:02 AM

I would say …

Figure out which model it is, and Google it.

You should find a bunch of similar models, and—comparing their condition to the condition of the one you have—get an idea of what yours should be worth.

Good luck !

-- -- Neil

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#3 posted 03-10-2011 04:27 PM

Look around on Post your question to the discussion forum. You might be able to date the machine by looking in the photo section.

The old Dewalts are highly respected, but if yours has the taint of AMF maybe not so much. AMF ran everything they had into the ground.

-- The only difference between men and boys is the price of their toys.

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#4 posted 03-10-2011 04:37 PM

Actually, it’s better than that:

If the ID plates are still on the RAS, then the serial number registry over at OWWM (Vintage Machines) should be an easy way to date the saw.

wb8nbs: My 1956 AMF MBF is going to forget it ever heard that ;-)

-- -- Neil

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#5 posted 03-10-2011 05:15 PM

First off Welcome to LJ’s Check out the NBeeners posts he did a great job at refurbing his Dewalt. Maybe you might want to keep it.

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