Unisaw re sale Value???

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08-07-2013 11:22 PM

Does anyone want to provide any input on a table saw I bought today. I bought it actually just to re sell the saw. It is a Unisaw, has a 5 hp 3 phase motor, 52” Bies fence and overarm DC/blade guard attachment (just the arm, no actual DC/gaurd which may have gotten lost over time). It is fairly clean condition, looks to be more than 10 years old but exactly sure. I pick up the saw tomorrow so will know for sure then.

Basically, while I love the saw myself and would be happy to keep it, I am trying to raise funds to cover our unexpected repair cost on our Speedaire Compressor.

Maybe after I get the Unisaw set up in the shop I will get some pics and add those later. I hope to list it for sale at the beginning of next week.

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#1 posted 08-08-2013 12:12 AM

for a 90’s uni-saw as described I would place it in the market of 500-800 dollars depending on where you are. There are so many people out there that are scared of 3phz that it my be a hard sale. depending on what you got it for you may make it an easier sale if you bought a static converter and wired it up so all the new owner can just plug it in and use it anywhere with 220. just my thoughts

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#2 posted 08-08-2013 12:20 AM

The 3 phase factor is going to hurt you for resale. Around here, 3 phase stuff goes for about 25%-50% of single phase. That said, you could probably do pretty well if you separate the overarm. I think you’ll be doing well to get $500 for the saw and you should be able to get $100-$150 for the overarm guard (depending on he market in your area).

-- Dave, Colonie, NY

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#3 posted 08-08-2013 12:38 AM

Thanks for the advice guys. I am hoping for closer to 800.00 but I agree and understand the logic behind buyers being afraid of 3 phase. I have been one of them myself for a long time but now have been gaining a better grasp and understanding as to 3 phase options. My thoughts are this, I like the Bies better than either of my current saw fences. One of our fences is an older 50” pipe fence, locks down great but not as smooth as the Bies and the other fence is a 30” unifence, again I don’t think as nice as the 52” bies. So my thoughts were the Bies with the overarm option could fetch between 700 and 800. But if I had to drop into the 500 to 600 range I would keep the Bies fence and let our 30” unifence go with it. I am personally not afraid of running the 3 phase motor in our shop with a converter so if the 3 phase seems to detract from the sale I will just swap motors and let it go with our 3 hp single phase motor.

In any case whomever buys the saw will get a good saw to work with. It seems in very good working order.

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#4 posted 08-08-2013 01:17 AM

In my area maybe $500 would be a good deal but not a
giveaway. I don’t care about cabinet saw age much
because the features of a Unisaw stayed the same
until pretty recently when they added riving knives
and put the handwheels on the front.

The overarm guard is nice though, esp for fine
dust collection.

3 phase hurts resale value on machine types that
are also commonly found single phase.

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