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Forum topic by HoosierDude posted 09-28-2011 01:03 AM 1362 views 0 times favorited 13 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-28-2011 01:03 AM

Hi folks!

I’ve been periodically scouring Craigslist looking for a table saw and found this one today. Since there seems to be a lot of love for the Rigid line of table saws around here, I thought I’d seek advice on the price. Is $325.00 a good price on this model?

I appreciate any insight you can provide. :)

-- Paul Lyons

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#1 posted 09-28-2011 01:17 AM

Its at the higher end of what they sell for in my area. If you could get the seller down $50-75, it looks like it would be a good buy. Clean looking saw. Good luck.

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#2 posted 09-28-2011 01:18 AM

That is generally considered to be a very good saw. Price might be a little high, but usage, condition, location are all factors that can change that.

You won’t be getting a riving knife, but you can make a splitter.

It’s much better than about any of the benchtop saws out there.

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#3 posted 09-28-2011 01:24 AM

I have a 3650 and never been sorry I bought it. It’s probably 5-6 years old, so I agree the price is at the top end. Having said that I’ve seen a couple around Charlotte, NC that were asking $400. I agree with crank49 that a lot depends on how the machine has been used. Remember it’s very heavy and you won’t get it into the trunk of your car.

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#4 posted 09-28-2011 01:33 AM

I agree it is a little on the high side, but it looks to be in very good condition. If it looks that good on person, I’d say it is well worth it.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#5 posted 09-28-2011 01:39 AM

It is clean and looks well taken care of.
I have a 3650 and am well pleased with it.
Overall,I agree with some of the others, maybe 50 bucks high.(I live in the Tampa Florida area and the going rate would be 250-275.)
If you buy it, take some help with you, it weighs about 285.

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#6 posted 09-28-2011 01:47 AM

Under $300 would be better, but if the saw is in great shape and would suit your needs, sometimes it’s better to spend a bit more than to pass up a solid deal in favor of a future unknown deal. It really boils down to how much you want/need a saw, and what else you think you can get for less. If it’s the saw you want, I’d be inclined to go with it.

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#7 posted 09-28-2011 01:53 AM

We use the saw in our small familt cabinet shop and it is great. With me it helps to know retail when determining value, they were closed out at 399

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#8 posted 09-28-2011 02:24 AM

there’s one in my area going for $500 that looks way worse than that. just for comparison.

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#9 posted 09-28-2011 02:33 AM

looks good, but a bit on the high end in term of price. that however can change based on location. if you can bring it down ~50 it would be a great buy

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#10 posted 09-28-2011 02:45 AM

i dont really like the fence on that saw but the rest of it is a worker i like the jet myself but in my market that saw sells for more than he is selling his for and see if he has the receipt for when he bought it if its not to old its a deal if it is too old you have a bargaining chip and asking price is seldom selling price on table saws

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#11 posted 09-28-2011 05:30 AM

I’m in the area and lurk on CL Tools often. That seems about a typical price around here. In the pics, the saw looks nice. I wouldn’t hesitate for that price. The basics are there: Flat table, iron wings, 10” capacity, decent fence, mobile base.

Ask yourself this. Is this the best, or even close to the best for my money that I will find on CL? If so, grab it.

FWIW, I would offer $300 and be willing to give $325. You won’t be disappointed in the long run.


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#12 posted 09-28-2011 05:38 AM

Do a national Craigslist search and see what they are going for used and offer accordingly.

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#13 posted 09-28-2011 05:58 AM

Thanks for the replies everyone. This place is a goldmine of friendly and insightful help!

I’m waiting on a reply from the poster. I’ll keep ya’ll posted on the progress.

I’ve got a 20+ year old Delta 34-670 direct drive saw that I bought new way back when. It’s just never been up to task on anything over 4/4 hardwood. I figure after all this time, I can treat myself to an upgrade. :)

-- Paul Lyons

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