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02-05-2014 03:13 AM

So I know I am not buying this saw. But who knows, maybe there is something about this saw that makes it more valuable than the normal Unisaw. It is a Platinum Edition after all which has got to account for something. But for 5000.00 it better have robotic arms and be able to throw sheets through it and adjust the fence all by itself. Never mind Sawstop technology, if the saw has it’s own arms/hands it could feed itself sheets/lumber, this way if any fingers are getting cut off, it is robotic fingers, just re weld another one on… OK, so my small attempt at being funny.

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#1 posted 02-05-2014 03:34 AM

I think he is serious. I expected to find where he might have fat fingered the zero and really meant $500. Not so. WOW!!

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#2 posted 02-05-2014 03:38 AM

Yeah, he actually has a decent deal on his Platinum Delta Bandsaw at 550.00. I sent him a message and told him when he was ready to sell his bandsaw to let me know and I will bring him 400 cash. He will probably not think that is funny but who knows, maybe I might get the bandsaw from him for what would be a good price for both of us.

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#3 posted 02-05-2014 04:18 AM

I see very few upper-end shop tools around these parts. I mean almost none outside, auto repair shop gear. I think that higher quality stuff does get some higher prices. For that type unisaw, $5,000 is high, but $500 is absurdly low, as I see it.

-- Jim, Houston, TX

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#4 posted 02-05-2014 05:20 AM

Many years ago I had a bass boat and the now ex-wife said “sell it”. So I priced it way over what it was worth, figured no way would I sell it. Holy crap, ten minutes after the paper came out, had the cash in hand. He could be in a similar situation…..LOL…

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#5 posted 02-05-2014 03:28 PM

Jerry, it is not about what they are asking….it is about what are you paying. larry

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#6 posted 02-05-2014 03:33 PM

yeah, that makes sense, but I am not paying 5,000.00. I would start the negotiations at 500.00 and go from there.

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#7 posted 02-05-2014 05:37 PM

The price is quite reasonable. After all, this is a genuine, vintage, right tilt Unisaw, and comes with a 30 micron dust pump.

It’s great seeing a price like this. It means I may be able to sell my newer, left tilt for a few times what I paid for it, say, seven grand, and upgrade to a saw with a riving knife, then use the left over money for a vacation.

This is a little like many auctions, where people will pay the same price something cost new (with a warranty). Hell, I ran my Bosch site saw for half what I paid and had to wait several months until someone was wanted a non-riving knife version for half off.

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#8 posted 02-05-2014 06:23 PM

Heck, I have that very saw with some extra’s, and I’d let mine go for 1/2 that! :-)
I have to admit, I also thought maybe he just typo’ed the price. Mine, new in 2001, cost about $1500; that’s quite an appreciation by his reckoning.

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#9 posted 02-05-2014 08:27 PM

So maybe there is some sarcasm in use here (see note a.), but while that saw isn’t likely to sell for $5,000, it should certainly sell for more than $500. Those saws did list for circa $2K when new, and accessories were additive. People at old-line saw shops (such as Circle Saw in Houston), still refer to those 3hp Unisaw cabinet models as near irreplaceable for much under five or even six thousand in today’s market. They are valuable, life-time type table saws.

AND I would like to pose a question for my own knowledge gathering: Is it the case that right-tilt versus left-tilt implies a price, or value, difference? Which way, and why? The first time I ever used a table saw must have been right about 1963, and since then i have never used anything but a right tilt saw, and have never ever even thought about why i would like that to be the other way ‘round.

Thanks guys …

(a.) I’m new to this forum, so I hope for some excusing if you perceive that I am overly naive about sarcasm on the site. Gosh knows I love sarcasm, and am guilty of overuse of that form of speech. And while new here, I am a veteran of many other sites where sarcasm is taken to stratospheric levels.

-- Jim, Houston, TX

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