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Forum topic by pumperdude posted 11-20-2012 02:45 AM 1324 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-20-2012 02:45 AM

Need some opinions on this radial saw for 300 bucks. Claims little use. Rust from being stored. Should I make an offer?Is this a fair price. Thanks in advance. Timmy

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#1 posted 11-20-2012 03:04 AM

I don’t know about New Orleans, but in the Twin Cities radial arm saws clog up Craigslist in the 0-50 dollar range. I don’t think I’d pay 300 for one unless I was a collector and it was something very rare.


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#2 posted 11-20-2012 04:19 AM

I’m an RAS fan, we run a 10” dewalt and a 12” dreamt RAS in our shop. They have really been very usefull. I am looking at maybe buying one more in the future.

To answer your question, my opinion is 300 is about 200 too much. The value for these good machines is just not there. At least not where we live, but I suspect the RAS value is low country wide. I can get a greatheavy duty dewalt RAS and sometimes a Delta for between 100 and 150.

If it is a 14-16” RAS, then there is more value, but the 10” RAS is easily had on CL daily.

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#3 posted 11-20-2012 04:36 AM

Agree with Rich and Jerry. I would go over $150 max. and probably not $100. Also, I’d look for a DeWalt. Personally, I love ras, but my TS is more accurate and ras have been replaced by the scms.

Best wishes.

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#4 posted 11-20-2012 01:55 PM

I agree…$100 max for this saw…$50 more if it’s being sold by the original owner, has manuals, and attachments. CL has many old RAS that continually come up for sale in almost all areas of the country. Do your research to find what model/size saw you want and keep looking until it shows up. The older (pre-1970) RAS were usually designed and built well and so can be brought back to like new condition without too much angst. Be patient…with so many people dumping their RAS (and not understanding what they have), you can afford to be picky and drive a hard bargain.

-- Jeff, "The things I make may be for others, but how I make them is for me."

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#5 posted 11-20-2012 10:24 PM

Thanks for the info gang. I knew the Craftsmans were going for cheap but didnt realise that Dewalts were down in value as well.I personaly like a radial saw.Its what I cut my teeth on. I liked the Craftsman I had (it drowned)but figured to upgrade to a Dewalt. Thanks for saving me some green. Timmy

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#6 posted 11-20-2012 10:33 PM

I have taken to asking for video’s with sound from people on cl before I waste time going to look at them.

-- Who is John Galt?

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#7 posted 01-27-2013 06:33 PM

He is still asking 300. What would be a fare offer?

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#8 posted 01-28-2013 02:27 AM

I’m not a big fan of RAS. Miter saws make a much better cut. I’s save the space and the money.

-- Sorry the reply is so long. I didn't have time to write a short reply.

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#9 posted 01-28-2013 04:36 AM

Radial saws are a tough sell these days. Miter saws have taken over but I still like a radial saw for chopping to rough length. They beat Hell out of a miter saw for that.

I’d offer him less and see if he really wants rid of it.

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