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Forum topic by gmussell posted 872 days ago 594 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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gmussell

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872 days ago

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?

thanks

George


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graywolf

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#1 posted 872 days ago

$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, http://graywolfwoodworks.wordpress.com/

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a1Jim

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#2 posted 872 days ago

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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graywolf

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#3 posted 872 days ago

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, http://graywolfwoodworks.wordpress.com/

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joek30296

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#4 posted 872 days ago

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.

Joe

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Loren

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#5 posted 872 days ago

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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gmussell

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#6 posted 871 days ago

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?

George

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