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Forum topic by Tommyinnorthfl posted 12-14-2012 06:17 PM 1710 views 0 times favorited 17 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Tommyinnorthfl

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12-14-2012 06:17 PM

Could some one who knows prices of used tablesaw’s give me some info and feed back. I know where there is a 10’’ 3 HP right tilting Delta Unisaw w 52’’ Unifence, table and shelf and Deluxe Uniguard w blade shield. This saw is on a mobile base. Saw has been keep in an heated/air-conditioned building. It is a Delta purchased in 1993 and the original owner is trying to sell it for $ 1100.00. I will have to drive 240 miles round trip to purchase this saw. What do you folks think?


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toolie

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#1 posted 12-14-2012 06:26 PM

FWIW, i just sold this unisaw for $800. the price sounds ok, but i’d want to go for $1000.

-- there's a solution to every problem.......you just have to be willing to find it.

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Cosmicsniper

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#2 posted 12-14-2012 06:32 PM

Mine is a 1992 3hp Unisaw that came with the 32” fence shown in Toolie’s picture above (damaged). It had no motor cover and no miter gauge. I bought mine on CL about 4 years ago for $500.

$1100 is too much for that saw, even with the better accessories.

-- jay, www.allaboutastro.com

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Fred Hargis

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#3 posted 12-14-2012 06:36 PM

I, too, think that’s high for that saw. It’s pretty much the same saw I bought new in 2001, and I paid $1450 delivered. I’m thinking used tools should be close to 1/2 of new….so to me that saw prices out closer to $750/$800. Depending on condition, of course.

-- Our village hasn't lost it's idiot, he was elected to congress.

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IrreverentJack

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#4 posted 12-14-2012 06:50 PM

A 52” fence, Uniguard and a mobile base? Add up all the extras and decide if you want or need them. If the saw is in nice shape, not 3 phase, with some good blades, good miter gauge etc., the price might be in the ballpark. -Jack

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huff

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#5 posted 12-14-2012 07:19 PM

Tommy,
If you have a preference in saws and you’ve been looking for a Delta, then if that particular saw is in good shape and hasn’t been abused, then considering all the added extras, that would probably be close to a fair price. I’m like toolie, I would probably shoot for $1,000 though. It’s not a great deal by no means.

If you are looking for a cabinet saw to upgrade from a smaller saw and don’t have a preference, then you can probably buy a brand new 10” Cabinet saw with a 52” fence like a Grizzly for about the same investment and have a new saw that will do everything the Delta would do.

Only you can decide if it’s a good value for you.

-- John @ http://www.thehuffordfurnituregroup.com

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#6 posted 12-14-2012 07:42 PM

If it has a single phase motor, two cast iron wings, motor cover, runs well, and is in good shape it could be worth a $1000. The blade guard, mobile base, etc., are plusses, but the lack of a riving knife works against it. I’d be inclined to offer $900-$950, and see where it goes. 240 miles = ga$. As a bargaining chip, you can mention that a brand new Griz G1023RL with a warranty, Shop Fox Classic fence, and a riving knife is $1195 ($1294 shipped).

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Cosmicsniper

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#7 posted 12-14-2012 09:12 PM

Scott hit my point on this. A brand new Grizzly with a riving knife is barely more than what that guy was asking. The price for the Delta must come down off of that. I got a good price on mine, but I routinely see 3hp Unisaws and Powermatics on CL in the $500 to $700 area in DFW, even ones with better accessories than mine.

Again, the accessories might be nice, so you might find it’s worth $900 to $1000 to you. But at $1100, that’s too much for the risk you take of buying a saw without a warrantee when one WITH a warrantee AND an important safety feature is only slightly more expensive (actually, probably about the same price when you consider the price of the gas you’ll use to pick it up).

-- jay, www.allaboutastro.com

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runswithscissors

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#8 posted 12-17-2012 04:48 AM

I’d also look at that fence. When I bought a used Unisaw a few years ago, the fence was partly missing, which was fine with me, as I’d always hated that fence (hard to move, didn’t want to lock at far end, and had to be slid all the way to the end of the bars to remove if for crosscutting. I had the same fence on a Rockwell contractor’s saw and soon realized I couldn’t live with that. Put new rails on and made a T square fence that served me adequately for at least 25 years. On the Unisaw, I felt this was an opportunity to try an idea I’d been toying with for a long time to build a rack and pinion mechanism (racks and pinions at both ends of the fence), on the same principle as Dewalt’s table saw fence.
Okay, getting off topic here. Just meant to say, figure you’re going to want to replace that fence, which will add some expense. And I agree, that’s too much dinero.

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Fred Hargis

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#9 posted 12-17-2012 12:56 PM

Tommy, what did you decide???

-- Our village hasn't lost it's idiot, he was elected to congress.

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Tommyinnorthfl

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#10 posted 12-17-2012 01:19 PM

Fred He still has the saw listed on CL I am going to wait a couple of days and offer him a much lower price. I do not think he will get 1100 for the saw. I currently do not have a table saw but was thinking if i bought a new saw would probably buy the Rigid 4512 @ Home Depot but would really like to have a little bigger saw. I am going to take one section of my barn 12X40 and enclose it and make me a work shop. Thanks to all for your valuable info.

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Terry

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#11 posted 12-17-2012 01:44 PM

Depends on where you are located. I looked for over three months here in TX, rarely was one listed for a grand, most sold around 1500. I lucked out and found one right up the road, finally, a 93 with the sliding table attachment for 1250. Worth it to me, as he delivered to my door!

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Grandpa

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#12 posted 12-17-2012 04:42 PM

I am 2 1/2 hours N-NW of Dallas and I seldom see a Unisaw on Craigs list. I see a few in Dallas. I ocassionally see a deal but you have to be quick. This stuff is regional and pricing is regional. I would sit and watch a little longer for the “deal” . I feel that you can usually find a saw like this one in this price range. Finding a good deal takes longer and you might have to drive a little.

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Loren

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#13 posted 12-17-2012 04:47 PM

I’d say it’s worth $700-$800. The Uniguard adds some
value in my opinion. I like the Unifence too, personally.

A lot depends on supply in your area. In mine, cabinet
saws with a fence and a blade sell for $400-$500.

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Cosmicsniper

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#14 posted 12-17-2012 05:38 PM

Hey, Grandpa, sounds like we share some of the same stomping grounds. You referring to the Wichita Falls area or some place north of the border?

-- jay, www.allaboutastro.com

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Terry

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#15 posted 12-22-2012 02:30 PM

I’m in east TX, and my search circle went from Dallas, up through OK to Springfield, Mo and down to Little Rock, through Shreveport, and on to Houston. I heard many times the “700 price range,, but only once did I find a saw close to that price, and it looked like hell in the photo. Then again, Grizzly has a showroom in Springfield, so maybe there just aren’t that many around this geographic area.

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