|Forum topic by deezldub||posted 230 days ago||1039 views||0 times favorited||28 replies|
230 days ago
SO Ive been a long time lurker, and finally a first time poster.
I’ve started woodworking a few years ago, house projects, and many sets of speakers as my main projects.
I have found a local Unisaw, about 15-20 years old, 52” beisemeyer fence, and mobile base, 220V 1PH motor.
The seller wants $1300 and seems solid in his pricing, hasnt moved in a month.
It is in really decent shape, surface rust on the cast iron, but an easy cleanup, no guard or riving knife, but otherwise complete.
I really would love a unisaw, but for $1300 plus guard and riving knife (net 1500 or so after adding the missing parts plus an unwarranted saw) the 691 or 1023 gets me new and well new is new.
I live in PA, so would drive to the Muncy Grizzly so shipping is saved, and the 691 with mobile bases post coupon and current sale makes it 1350 plus tax, the 1023rlx would be 1470 plus tax.
For $1000 the unisaw would be mine already, but the price difference to new negates much of my value of the unisaw name.
Heavily leaning toward the grizzly, and that opens up the 691 vs 1023 debate, I really like the dust control and drive improvements of the 1023, but I will split that hair next. I like the larger left of blade room on the 691 but more modern design of the 1023… This is too darn hard…
Am I wrong for passing on the unisaw for $1300?
Thanks in advance for any and all guidance.