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Forum topic by Alan72 posted 12-08-2012 09:56 PM 2861 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-08-2012 09:56 PM

I cut my middle finger on my contractor saw last weekend! I was lunky only had to get 4 stitches and I been off work for the past week. So I decided to put it up for sale. I’am asking $450.00 I know people will try and haggle it down. The saw has a 30 inch fence, cast iron wings, link belt, and mitergauge. I will put my money towards a sawstop contractor saw. So I want to know if I’am asking too much thanks for your input.

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#1 posted 12-09-2012 07:00 AM

Glad that you are okay. How did you cut your finger? I think that is a good price based on what I see on the midwest CL. I would not come down much at all it will sell.


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#2 posted 12-09-2012 12:13 PM

The general rule of thumb is roughly 50% of new ($650-$700 in this case, plus the cost of the mobile base?) ...give or take a little for extras, condition, age, initial quality, etc. Do you still have the original blade guard, or are you including an aftermarket one? If not, it knocks ~ $40-$50 off to many folks. I think $450 is on the high side even with the blade guard, but you’ll stand a better chance of getting that if you clean the saw up and give it a good waxing. I’m thinking $350-$375 is more realistic…once you get over $400, the deals on something like a new Ridgid R4512 get attractive. Your fence and cast iron wings have more appeal to me than entry level saws like the R4512, but the riving knife and warranty on a new saw will have appeal to many. The quality of your ad can help too….take some good pics of it, and give pertinent details about the saw.

Good luck!

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#3 posted 12-09-2012 04:46 PM

Thanks for your replys, I thought $350.00 would be the price. but I also know buyers would say I”ll take it for $50.00-$100.00 less. I can’t believe how stupid I was with cutting my finger. I was putting a zero clearance insert on the saw and I was holding it down with a piece of 2×4. I had the blade through the insert and instead of turning off the saw I lowered the blade. I thought the blade was below the insert and let off some of the pressure, next thing I knew the piece of wood goes flying and I look down and see a drop of blood. So next stop is to the hosptial for stitches. I will never use a zero insert like that again.

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