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05-07-2012 11:53 AM

Topic tags/keywords: question tablesaw

There is a Unisaw on sale on my local classified this morning.
It looks very good, very clean and fairly recent.
The serial number is : 05H68893.
How old is it?
Does it have riving knife?
The asking price is $1275.00, is it a good price?
Thanks.

-- Bert


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#1 posted 05-07-2012 11:58 AM

You can usually google and get a hit on the model numbers, but this one brings up zilch.

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#2 posted 05-07-2012 12:13 PM

I tried that also wit the same result.

-- Bert

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#3 posted 05-07-2012 12:19 PM

-- Bert

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#4 posted 05-07-2012 12:49 PM

That one is fairly new. As for the price, that is your call. Not sure how bad you want it or if you see many. I have seen old ones from 100$ to 1500$. Its like buying used cars. One may be worth more to you then me. Good luck in whatever you do. bob

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#5 posted 05-07-2012 12:56 PM

The catalog number will tell you a lot more.
Can you get more pics?

-- If the old masters had power tools, they would have used them. So get off your damn High Horse.

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#6 posted 05-07-2012 01:06 PM

I do not have it

-- Bert

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#7 posted 05-07-2012 01:10 PM

Go see it with $900 cash in one pocket and a few hundred more in the other…. and be prepared to take it home right then and there.

If you like it, make him an offer.

As for age….. I thought the old ones were darker gray. This one looks to be 10 years of less.

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#8 posted 05-07-2012 01:14 PM

Three of the driving factors to the value of a unisaw.
1) Condition of course
2) Which fence? 52” Biesemeyer or uni-fence can add as much as $500 or more depending on condition
3) Motor size, bigger is better, 3 to 5 HP single phase can add another $500 in value.

If you can get a clearer pic of the catalog number, you will be able to bring the manual up on Delta’s web site.
This appears to be in the 4- 10 yr old range. I don’t remember the year but delta changed from model # to catalog # in the last 10 yrs or so.
The price seems a little below average for this time frame if it has a 3-5 hp motor. About average for the 1.5 – 2 hp motor.

-- If the old masters had power tools, they would have used them. So get off your damn High Horse.

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#9 posted 05-07-2012 01:25 PM

The asking price is $1275.00
The seller told that the sales his saw because someone made him an offer he could not refuse on a new Jet but that now he regrets that he bought the Jet as he prefers the Delta.

-- Bert

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#10 posted 05-07-2012 01:38 PM

I had to go out to the shop to verify my thinking on the catalog number.

the new Unisaw catalog # looks like this.

36-L336
36-L352
36-L552

36 is the basic saw frame model #
L or R is for left or right tilt with right tilt getting slowly phased out now.
3 or 5 is HP (The newer Unisaws only have these two motors now, I don’t remember when delta dropped the 1.5 and 2 HP).
36 or 52 is the fence size, the biggest majority of the over the last 15 yrs have been the Biesemeyer but the Unifence was still available up until just a couple of years ago.

-- If the old masters had power tools, they would have used them. So get off your damn High Horse.

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#11 posted 05-07-2012 01:45 PM

That is a very fair deal, I believe the x models came with 2 hp as the smallest motor (not sure on this). I know it’s not the 5 HP because of the 11 amps listed on the label ( 5HP is 18 amps @220v).
I would still try to get him down some but 1200 is fair.

I think the X tool line came out about 5 to 10 years ago.

-- If the old masters had power tools, they would have used them. So get off your damn High Horse.

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#12 posted 05-07-2012 01:50 PM

That model would have a standard splitter, not a riving knife. Left tilt, Biese fence. Looks nice. $1275 isn’t a steal, but it’s not a ripoff either. $1000 would be a nice deal IMO.

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#13 posted 05-07-2012 01:52 PM

I have this same saw paid a grand used but never used….it a great saw the fence is what set this one apart from the other style fence. 36-L336

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#14 posted 05-07-2012 02:19 PM

I also got a R4511 for $299.00 this is the saw I am replacing.

” As always I recommend that you look at the Central Machinery 10” Industrial Cabinet Saw. For just around $500.00 after discount, this is a lot of saw for your money.”

The only problem with that is the HF has not been selling this saw for at least 3years.

-- Bert

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#15 posted 05-07-2012 02:33 PM

I miss your point
This I wrote 3 years ago.
Things have changed. I have outgrown the R4511 and and HF no longer sale the cabinet saw.
If still sold the cabinet saw I would have look at it hard as it was made by Harvey , the same company which makes grizzly and jet saws, or at least some of them

-- Bert

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