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01-09-2018 01:09 PM

I have found a used Sawstop, approximately 10 years old, 5 hp, 1 phase. The guy is asking $3500. Pictures the saw looks to be in decent shape. Thoughts on if this is a good price.

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#1 posted 01-09-2018 02:20 PM

what model is it?

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#2 posted 01-09-2018 02:24 PM

That’s not far off new price.

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#3 posted 01-09-2018 02:36 PM

It is a professional with a 52” rip capacity

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#4 posted 01-09-2018 03:01 PM

What would be a fair price to offer?

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#6 posted 01-09-2018 03:36 PM

$1500 max, if it’s perfect.

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#7 posted 01-09-2018 03:48 PM

Sounds like it may be an Industrial….not sure professionals have been out 10 years. It was prob 5k to 5.5k new so I would offer 2500 if it was in good shape. Does it have the wheels?

That is a nice saw. I have a PCS ( Professional Cabinet Saw ), and looked at an ICS ( Industrial Cabinet Saw-top model ) a fellow wood worker had before I bought mine….Mine is 3 hp and I think all ICS were 5 hp…there is a difference in that power….not a ton, but what I would call a noticeable difference.

I owned a Camera store for 30 years, and dealing with folks on there personal cameras some tend to remember what they paid for it and want close to that….I still have a studio in the same location, and folks still come in and want very unrealistic amounts for their “treasure”. I have heard that used tools are generally 50% of new, but age certainly have to factor into that, and if the model is still current, and it’s shape, too.
Good luck keep us informed what happens.
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#8 posted 01-09-2018 04:08 PM

Make sure it still uses the new style break. Older saws had a different one. I am not sure if they are compatible. Sawstop would kn ow. Have him send you a picture of it and see what it looks like.

1500 is probably low for this. A 5hp ICS would be closer to 5k I think. There is no 5hp PCS IIRC.


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#9 posted 01-09-2018 07:59 PM

The earliest Sawstops were the ICS models, though they were’nt labeled as such (I think). When the PCS was introduced then the larger saw became the ICS. The PCS does not (and did not) come with a 5 HP motor AFAIK. But my opinion on the price is he’s asking too much.

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#10 posted 01-10-2018 03:28 PM

SawStops demand higher used prices than other saws it’s rare to see one for sale in my area, it’s the old supply and demand issue, If it’s an ICS in good condition then $2800-$3200 seems inline

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#11 posted 01-17-2018 04:01 PM

Update: Model number : CB51230

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#12 posted 01-17-2018 08:06 PM

I paid 3500 $CDN for an ICS a couple of years ago. This is about $2800 usd at current exchange. I thought I got a pretty good deal. The ICS has a bigger table, which gives you a bit more room in front of the blade. It is also just generally beefier.

You should talk to sawstop and find out what design changes there have been. On mine they redesigned the guard and the dust collection shroud under the table. They have a pretty good deal on the upgrade parts and it’s worth doing imo.

Used sawstops are rare, so I think they are worth more than most used equipment.

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#13 posted 01-17-2018 10:31 PM

ICS is $4800 new on CPO

SawStops certainly retain their resale in my area but, to me, $3500 seems a little too high. Hard to say for sure though without any pics or additional info, but I’m inclined to agree with a1Jim. I’d think ~3k feels about right assuming nothing huge has been redesigned and it wasn’t used commercially.

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#14 posted 01-18-2018 02:39 AM

I’ve had my 5hp ICS for about 3 years now. Memory serves me it was around 4200 when I bought with big rails and table and overarm guard. I’d offer 2500.

I will let you know I looked for used for almost 2 years, they hold their value, so don’t dally to long.

Id get the SN call sawstop and get the details. They can tell you the history good/bad.

Great saw.

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#15 posted 01-19-2018 11:05 PM

I did a nationwide CL search for three months before I found my 10 year old used 5 hp ICS saw 5 hours away. I traded a 3 hp Unisaw and $1,800 for it. Its a much beefier saw than the PCS and he won’t have any trouble getting $3,500 for it.

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