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07-08-2011 03:30 PM

I am toying with the idea of selling my 1.75HP Contractor Sawstop and getting the 3HP PCS. I bought it in December. It has 36 inch rails and the t-glide fence. It was about $2200 with tax. What would be a fair price for it?

-AG


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#1 posted 07-08-2011 03:36 PM

I’m not a Sawstop guy, so I can’t help you with the price. But I’m curious about why you’re considering the upgrade. Did you feel the saw underpowered or you just want the robustness of a cabinet saw? Was it a dust colletion issue?

I ask because although I’m very happy with my vintage contractor, I’m considering a cabinet upgrade for no good reason other than I like the way they look. It won’t be a SawStop but the questions still remain. Just being honest.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#2 posted 07-08-2011 03:40 PM

I would like something more solid. I am not saying the saw is not solid as it is there is just something about working on a 600LB saw that I like. The contractor is a great saw as it is. I just made a new door for my house and I used 8/4 Oak and it did not have an issue with that. I hate the cheap wings that come with it so I may upgrade to the cast iron wings if I can’t get a good price on it. I mean to be real honest I just want the 3HP PCS.

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#3 posted 07-08-2011 03:53 PM

Where is the saw located?
What I would be willing to pay would be determined by how far I have to go to pick up or ship an item.

Do you know whether the warranty will transfer to the new owner, or not?
I would not pay nearly as much for a almost new machine with no warranty.

My understanding of the system for an original owner is there is no charge for replacing the brake cartridge if its activation prevents an injury. Is this true? Does this transfer to a second owner?

The answers to these questions would have a huge impact on the value of a used SawStop for me.

-- Michael: Hillary has a long list of accomplishments, though most DAs would refer to them as felonies.

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#4 posted 07-08-2011 04:01 PM

The saw is with me in Raleigh, North Carolina. The Warranty does not transfer but it is only for one year and will be up in a few months anyway. As for the break I have heard that if you trip it and it is not an accident as in a nail in the board they will replace it but I have no way to verify that but I am not sure it really matters because I try to avoid contact with a spinning blade.

I was figuring of asking $1600 for it. There are really none of them on the used marked so I don’t have a base but I do know that it is $600 less than a new one.

-AG

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#5 posted 07-08-2011 04:07 PM

Agallant, we’re similar in that regard; I just like the idea of shoving on a big cabinet saw and having it shove back. I drive a 3/4 ton pickup 5 miles to work and back; doesn’t even have a trailer hitch. I’ve never apologized for not being practical;) We like what we like.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#6 posted 07-08-2011 05:58 PM

If it were a Powermatic, I’d be planning a road trip;)

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#7 posted 07-08-2011 05:59 PM

”I would like something more solid. I am not saying the saw is not solid as it is there is just something about working on a 600LB saw that I like. ”

and THAT is the MAIN reason that I’m finally considering replacing my Bosch 4100 with a true cabinet saw.

Good luck, whichever way you decide to go !

-- -- Neil

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#8 posted 07-08-2011 06:03 PM

I’ve never even seen a used Sawstop for sale, so it would be hard to assess it’s market value. Of course it’s only worth what someone is willing to pay so you could always start with what you want to get for it and people will haggle for what it would be worth to them. I say start it at $1600 and see what kind of responses you get.

-- If it ain't broke, take it apart and find out why

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#9 posted 07-08-2011 06:12 PM

It sounds like a good price. There are people who would like to have one, but the price of $2200+ is more than they would like to pay. A price I would use would be whatever a comparabile new non-SS saw would cost new. I would compare it to a PM, General or a Jet.

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#10 posted 07-08-2011 06:31 PM

I guess the whole thing is that the market has none of these used so if they don’t want to pay $1600 for a 7 month old one than they can go pay $2200 for a new one. The local woodcraft allows people to post for sale items on their bullitian boards. I may put it up there and avoid the CL crowd.

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#11 posted 07-08-2011 07:30 PM

I thought you had a 3hp PCS already…I can distinctly remember threads where you were talking about setting it up. Must be my old age…

-- Optimists are usually disappointed. Pessimists are either right or pleasantly surprised. I tend to be a disappointed pessimist.

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#12 posted 07-08-2011 07:33 PM

Live4ever, they’re so popular here that I just assume everyone has the 3hp pcs;)

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#13 posted 07-08-2011 07:38 PM

I was going to get one and I decided to get the 1.75 and a Jet 16-32 instead. It was lower in the original thread, though I am flattered that people remember my posts.

-AG

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#14 posted 07-08-2011 07:45 PM

Festool tools seem to hold their value at about 90% of the original purchase price.

80% of the $2200 would be $1760 and no sales tax. I would start at $1,800 which is $400 less than the purchase price. Still a good deal.

My guess at $1,600 you would get a lot of offers.

Our local Woodworkers Guild posts used equipment mostly from members and has been a good way to both buy and sell experienced equipment. Maybe there is a local Woodworkers Guild that you can ask.

Good Luck

Domer

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#15 posted 07-08-2011 07:59 PM

I’d say that $1600 is pretty reasonable. Really, I haven’t heard much of anything going wrong with the SawStop to require the warranty. It’s like you said, if the warranty means that much to them, they’ll pay the added $600.
Also, can I just say that this thread totally appeals to the male psyche? BIGGER=BETTER!

-- Jace, www.toolsandmachinery.com

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