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Forum topic by Alexdi posted 10-18-2013 04:28 PM 570 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Alexdi

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10-18-2013 04:28 PM

Hey all,

Some time ago I started a Unisaw restoration project I had to put on hiatus. I’m finally getting back to it. Unfortunately, the saw will have to be sold, so I’m soliciting opinions for what it’s worth.

It’s a ‘69 Rockwell model with the traditional rounded styling.

  • Cleaned inside and out, restored, painted gloss black
  • 220V 3HP single-phase motor, new bearings and fan
  • Biesemeyer fence, 14’ guide rails
  • Delta Uniguard overhead blade guard
  • Overload protection box
  • Square steel mobile base with plywood inserts
  • Polished cast-iron wings

It runs as new. (I had the worn trunion teeth repaired.)

What would you list it for, and at what price would you expect it to sell?


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MrRon

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#1 posted 10-18-2013 08:40 PM

You usually can’t get what you put into a project. Potential buyers will always be wary of anything used or rebuilt. I would list it at $400 over your break-even cost and let it go for $200 over break-even cost. Whatever you paid for the saw plus any out-of-pocket costs equals your break-even cost.

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Alexdi

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#2 posted 10-18-2013 08:41 PM

I don’t feel the break-even cost is relevant. Purely a question of what you think it’s worth.

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b2rtch

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#3 posted 10-18-2013 09:13 PM

I pay $400.00 for mine ten I restored it
I doubt that you can get what you put in.
I put around $ 400.oo in mine

-- Bert

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Loren

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#4 posted 10-18-2013 09:29 PM

Cleaned inside and out, restored, painted gloss black,
220V 3HP single-phase motor, new bearings and fan $400

Biesemeyer fence, 14’ guide rails $200

Delta Uniguard overhead blade guard $200

Overload protection box n/a
Square steel mobile base with plywood inserts n/a
Polished cast-iron wings n/a


My guess $800 but hard to find the buyer for such a large rail setup.

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cabmaker

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#5 posted 10-18-2013 09:45 PM

The last one I sold was a 69-70 with a bies on 50 inch rails, Very nice condition but well used. 1000.00. First looker bought it. I had put 10 inch wings on it to replace the orig. 8 inch. No need to give it away.

There’s nothing out there comparable at that price. Problem now is that prospective buyers think they need all the Mickey Mouse stuff on a saw so that may send a few lowballers your way !

Good luck with it ! JB

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Alexdi

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#6 posted 10-18-2013 09:55 PM

When I was in the market, the only thing I wanted that it was missing was a riving knife. The overhead guard accomplishes a lot of that safety factor though. I appreciate the estimates. I’ll post a picture when it’s done for a second take.

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Loren

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#7 posted 10-18-2013 10:42 PM

Regional values vary of course and a lot of schools and some
pro shops are dumping table saws on the second hand
market and buying Sawstops for insurance reasons.

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unbob

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#8 posted 10-19-2013 12:04 AM

When purchasing used equipment, I found the best bet is machines with good condition original paint.
Rustolium and Scotchbrite rebuilds tend to hide a lot of wear and tear.

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toolie

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#9 posted 10-19-2013 01:01 AM

how about a pic of the subject saw?

-- there's a solution to every problem.......you just have to be willing to find it.

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