delta unisaw and RAS

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05-09-2013 12:54 AM

think these two are worth $500 total as a flip project (assume good operating condition):

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#1 posted 05-09-2013 01:07 AM

IMO…The radial arm looks in real good condition…The table saw needs a lot of TLC….I’ve seen your restorations, so that TS shouldn’t be that much of a challenge for you

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#2 posted 05-09-2013 04:42 AM

My main concern about the Unisaw is that fence. When I bought mine (not quite as old as that one), the fence was incomplete, which suited me just fine, as I had determined to make a custom rack and pinion fence, which worked out great. In your situation, if you plan to flip it, I’d want to put an updated fence on it, which might eat up any profit you’d be hoping for.

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#3 posted 05-09-2013 02:29 PM

How much will the RAS be worth after you clean it up? In my area you can find Craftsman RAS’s that look near new for $150. I don’t know anything about a Delta RAS except that Delta parts are getting near impossible to find. Maybe it’s worth more than a Craftsman.
As for the Unisaw looks to be what..1-1/2 maybe 2HP? May need a good deal of work to make it sellable.
I bought a 3HP, 1PH, for $50 and a 3HP,3PH, for $250 and getting a third for free. Bought fences for the first two, arbor bearings, belts, motor bearings, new wiring, one switch, one contactor, one dust port, one arbor, one handwheel, two arbor wrenches, paint, some sand blasting, two gallons of cleaner, two mobile bases, and $75 in gas to pick them up. Sold the first one for $900 and trying to sell the 3PH for $650 (not started on #3 yet). If I do I’ll just break even.
So……with all of that….good luck if you’re thinking of making a profit. You’ve done this before so you know that even without a profit it’s a lot of fun.

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#4 posted 05-09-2013 10:27 PM

I don’t know the market in your area but in my area they would be worth about that. Not a lot of Unisaws for sale around here and fewer Rockwell radial arm saws. I think some areas are flooded with them and they are cheaper. Supply and demand.

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#5 posted 05-10-2013 12:24 AM

That would be a good price for those but in my area, resale value for used RAS is very low. Personally I would not be willing to give a lot for an older unisaw since I know those table saws are available at good prices at auctions and on CL on a regular basis. I would think buying those machines would be more for the fun of restoring old iron as opposed to flipping for cash. What can you realistically make, a few hundred dollars, not sure. I personally love restoring older equipment, just not sure of this as a very profitable flip.

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#6 posted 05-10-2013 12:26 AM

Its not profitable to flip old arn.

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#7 posted 05-10-2013 01:57 AM

I went on the l;ocal Craigs List and checked for Unisaws. There was a newer model like thos from around 2000 for $1375. There was another that was much like the one you were looking at. It is a 3 phase and has the fence like the one you are looking at. They wanted $475 for it. That is my region of the country and that is their asking price. Remember this is still for sale.

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