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Forum topic by gmussell posted 03-03-2012 04:04 PM 1012 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-03-2012 04:04 PM

I have been looking for a table saw on Craigs list for several months, the good one seem quite rare and expensive.

I saw and add yesterday for a ” unisaw with unifence” it says it is in excellent shape. I called him on it and he says it is about 20 years old. I’ll try to attach the picture that is in the add. Question Is $700 way out of line, and what should I look for when I go see it?



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#1 posted 03-03-2012 04:15 PM

$700 is reasonable for that saw based on what I can see. Brand new that saw ran about $1500 to $2000 20 years ago. So if it is really in good shape as it appears to be then $700 is in line. I have seen that saw go for around $1000 to $1500 on the local market.

-- Richard, North Carolina,

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#2 posted 03-03-2012 04:20 PM

I’ve never owned one but it seems I’ve heard complaints about the fence and if that’s the case that can be a big issue.
I think I’d send Knotscott a PM he’s a real knowledgeable table saw guy.

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#3 posted 03-03-2012 04:48 PM

I’m not trying to stir the pot here, but, I would be interested in the complaints about the fence. I own two saws like this and the get used a regular basis and I have never had a problem or complaints. just asking.

-- Richard, North Carolina,

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#4 posted 03-03-2012 05:13 PM

That’s not a bad price considering what a new one costs today. I bought one last year off CL for a little less than $700 but had to replace the switch which was $150, so was right back up into that price range. I’d say offer $600 and go from there. You won’t be sorry with your Uni.


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#5 posted 03-03-2012 05:47 PM

Good for you to be patient with your search. It does take
time usually… and when the right deal appears you should
be prepared to act fast.

Outside of a major, major metropolitan area that’s a very good
deal on a name-brand cabinet saw. I wouldn’t hesitate – buy it.

I use a European saw and am addicted to the ability to
move the fence extrusion. The Unifence has this feature.

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#6 posted 03-04-2012 01:44 AM

thanks for the replies, I did not get a chance to go see it today(about a 3 hour round trip), so I hope I can get there before it sells. One thing no one talked about is what you look for when checking out a used saw like this. Any pointers?


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