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Forum topic by Thrakintosh posted 12-29-2012 06:19 PM 712 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Thrakintosh

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12-29-2012 06:19 PM

Topic tags/keywords: unisaw delta tablesaw

Hi All,

I’m about to put my 6 year old Delta Unisaw 36-831LA (http://amzn.com/B0007KQXSQ) on the market in order to finance an “upgrade” to a SawStop. Along with the saw I’m planning on offering a number of accessories: the Delta 50-302 Outfeed Table, an HTC Brett-Guard 10A-L, the Biesemeyer 78-431 T-Square Anti-Kickback Snap-In Splitter, a Freud SD206 dado set and a few inserts.

Can anyone offer any guidance on pricing? I paid $1500 for the saw new but I’m not sure what the market is on similar offerings. Also, is Craigslist my best option for selling? Anyone have any experience using eBay for this type of item?

Any help is greatly appreciated.

Cheers,
Adam

-- Adam - Red Hook, NY


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a1Jim

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#1 posted 12-29-2012 06:36 PM

Hi Adam The market for Table saws is down due to the economy. I’m not a delta expert but delta does have a following.
I would say to offer it here On Ljs first and perhaps Craigs list. My guess is that you saw is worth some were between $750-$1000 depending on condition. The accessories will possible boost that price somewhat. Congrats on the SS upgrade .Don’t forget to post plenty of photos.

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#2 posted 12-29-2012 06:54 PM

I always consider the starting price of used tools to be about 50% of new, the price then goes up/down depending on an unending list of variables. One of them is the surrounding area, I’m a little rural so my market is smaller, hence that would drive the price down. I would think if you started around the $850 range you would have good response….but that is a guess. I’ve seen ones like yours recently sell for as much as $1100, and as low as about $800. CL is free and it would pay to start there, remember any sale on e-bay can cost as much as 10% (including potential paypal fees) for the service. There’s always the hassle of folks wanting you to ship it, and if you auction it you just never know what you’ll get. But an often overlooked source would be to post them on classifieds with forums such as this, that would almost certainly work out better. BTW, a good one for listing stuff (if you don’t belong) is Woodnet. Lots of traffic there, along with interested buyers. Nice saw, I would be surprised if you have any trouble selling it.

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Loren

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#3 posted 12-29-2012 07:06 PM

Part out the accessories on ebay. Most buyers of
a used saw won’t be looking for a Brett Guard
and won’t want to pay much for it.

Saw with the fence and miter gauge probably worth
$700-$1000.

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#4 posted 12-29-2012 07:23 PM

I’d offer the saw and outfeed table on CL for $1200 or “best reasonable offer”. Maybe try to sell the other accessories priced spearately within the same listing. Who knows, the saw buyer might be interested. Being semi-close to NYC, you have a fairly big market. Title the listing something like “Unisaw and/or accessories”.
You can always drop the price after a week or two. I’d be surprised if you couldn’t get $800-1000.

Any reason you wouldn’t keep the dado stack? You might need that on your next saw?

I’d try to sell the splitter and guard on ebay if they didn’t move on CL; but I’m not sure what they’d fetch.

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#5 posted 12-30-2012 03:34 AM

Selling a Unisaw with a Brett guard to buy a Sawstop. An expensive decision with questionable gain.

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Thrakintosh

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#6 posted 12-30-2012 03:56 AM

Thanks all for the guidance and advice. Tedstor, I was thinking along the lines. As for the dado stack – the SawStop safety mechanism only works with 8” stacks so I need to replace that one.

Dwight: Thanks for your unsolicited opinion.

-- Adam - Red Hook, NY

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