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bbc557ci

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06-01-2013 03:30 PM

Stopped at a garage/moving sale this am and spotted a Delta Uni-saw with a long fence and extension table. Saw is wired for 220. I don’t know the age of the saw but is looks to be in ok shape, a little minor surface rust on the table is all. Blade / arbor moves up and down and tilt is very smooth. But… I couldn’t plug it in to hear it run because the wife didn’t know where the 220 plug was in the barn/garage.

Wife said her husband had left to help a friend with a plumbing issue but would return very soon. I left her my name and phone no. and asked that she have hubby call me when he returns (seller is 2 miles from my house).

Asking price is $600.00 which seems in line? He may take less, maybe $500.00? Down side is (to me) it is a right tilt saw. Other than that, and needing a little clean up, it looks ok. If he/hubby calls me back and the saw functions/runs ok, what would be a fair offer to make on it?

Thanks !!

-- Bill, central NY...no where near the "big apple"


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a1Jim

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#1 posted 06-01-2013 03:34 PM

Good luck with that,I hope it works out.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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bbc557ci

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#2 posted 06-01-2013 03:39 PM

Thanks a1…. $600 seems like a reasonable start to me. Think it’s a fair price?

-- Bill, central NY...no where near the "big apple"

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#3 posted 06-01-2013 03:49 PM

If it runs and does not shake or squeal, $600 should be good.

The right tilt would be a deal buster for me. I used a right tilt for 35 years and bought a left tilt in Feb. I will never go back to a right tilt saw.

-- Loyd, San Angelo, TX http:www.moorewoodenboxes.com

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bbc557ci

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#4 posted 06-01-2013 04:12 PM

The right tilt is the main hold up for me too.

-- Bill, central NY...no where near the "big apple"

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#5 posted 06-01-2013 04:13 PM

Buy if it’s in good shape…offer $500, but even $600 is a great price if fully equipped.

Unlike, Loyd, I never understood the fixation with left-tilt saws. There’s nothing I can’t do with my Unisaw that somebody else can do with a left-tilting Grizzly. It’s about number 534 on the list of things to consider.

-- jay, www.allaboutastro.com

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#6 posted 06-01-2013 04:15 PM

If that is a long unifence, the price is definitely good. You just have to get used to moving the fence to the
other side of the blade for tilt operations and changing your thinking a bit. A friend has both a left and right
tilt unisaws in his shop, you can never have too many tools.

-- As ever, Gus-the 78 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#7 posted 06-01-2013 04:23 PM

Sounds like a good price to me. I have always used a right tilt and never felt it to be an issue in any way. I use the fence on either side of the blade with no problem.

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#8 posted 06-01-2013 04:26 PM

Right tilt is no big deal. You get used to it.

In practice the blade is left at 90 degrees
most of the time in furniture and cabinet making.

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GT350

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#9 posted 06-01-2013 04:29 PM

Sounds like a good deal, good luck.
Mike

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#10 posted 06-01-2013 04:40 PM

For $600, I wouldn’t be too concerned with some minor repairs if needed. And if it’s good to go, the minute you bring it home, that’s a bonus! Buy it!!!

-- Einstein: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." I'm Poopiekat!!

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#11 posted 06-01-2013 04:55 PM

I would grab it were I you. Won’t even discuss the tilt with you as that is only some hype someone started . what fence system is on the saw now ?

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#12 posted 06-01-2013 05:11 PM

running good and a uni-fence I would be all over in. just my opinion how often do you really tilt your TS?? Even though I have a lefty I wouldn’t even think of passing at $600, but $500 would be even better.

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LoydMoore

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#13 posted 06-01-2013 07:09 PM

As I said, I used a right tilt for 35 years and I didn’t know the difference. I almost passed on the new saw because it is a left tilt. I tilt my fence 2/3 times daily and it only took me half a day to realize that everything is better with a left tilt. Just my opinion.

-- Loyd, San Angelo, TX http:www.moorewoodenboxes.com

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#14 posted 06-01-2013 07:55 PM

If it works you should have bought it on the spot! All this non sense about left tilt being all that is ridiculous. I have a left tilt and would give it up in a heart beat for a right tilt at that price. I was brought up on a right tilt since the late 70’s and had my first experience with a left tilt in 2005. To me it’s just not as versatile as a right tilt is.

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#15 posted 06-01-2013 09:48 PM

Right on Alan. I use both. If one had to go it would be the left tilt. I tilt often.

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