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05-07-2014 09:32 PM

Topic tags/keywords: shop table saw used-tools bandsaw

Hey fellow lumberjocks – I am beginning to turn my two car garage into a full wood shop and in my research for tools but new and used, I came across a guy in my area selling his entire shop. I was hoping to get some opinons on the package deal he is offering, my base estimates seem to make it work out to be a good deal. The only tool I would eventually really want to upgrade would be the table saw, as I would want a Sawstop, though at the price of just the Sawstop I am have been looking at I could outfit my whole

shop to start and get to making saw dust.

here is the link to the ad:

tool list: $2,950

1. Delta 10” Hybrid tablesaw w/30” Biesemeyer fence. Includes Kreg precision miter gauge system, Forrest 40 tooth blade, Freud 8” Super dado set and tenoning jig.
2. Delta X5 14” Bandsaw, with riser block, Kreg fence system and resaw guide. Includes 2 blades.
3. Delta X5 6” Jointer.
4. Delta 1.5hp Dust Collector with Lone Ranger Remote system (2 remotes). Includes cyclone trash can separator and hose.
5. Jessem Mastrlift Router table w/fence, extra table inserts, remote on/off switch, Porter Cable model 7518 variable speed router, and some bits.
6. Dewalt DW735 13” Thickness Planer with cabinet, Wixey height adjustment gauge, and a new, spare, set of knives.
7. Delta Hollow Chisel Mortiser (Model 14-651)
8. Delta Boss Bench Oscillating Spindle Sander
9. Delta machines include Delta, model specific, mobile bases.

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#1 posted 05-07-2014 09:51 PM

Sounds like a fair deal. If you add up all the little extras, I bet you start to see the value in the overall package.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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#2 posted 05-07-2014 09:56 PM

I would go for it … as Willie said, if you start doing the math it is good value. If you wave cash in front of the seller you might be able to get the price down a little.

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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#3 posted 05-07-2014 10:37 PM

Pretty solid equipment to start with. I’d be more comfortable offering around $2300-2500. Looks like a majority of the equipment is Delta and they have been hit or miss with parts support as of late. If the equipment is all functioning properly, this would make a great starter shop, especially if each piece includes mobile bases for the garage. Go for it!

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#4 posted 05-07-2014 10:38 PM

Incredible deal. I have the X5 Jointer, nice machine.

-- --Tyrone - BC, Canada "Nothing is ever perfect, we just run out of time."

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#5 posted 05-07-2014 10:54 PM

With the TS being a hybrid, The dc about as bottom of the barrel, and the jointer being a 6” Im in the range of 2k. The only thing I see there that is special is the BS, and the router table. My only other concern is the issues Delta is having with parts. It’s a good place to start, at $2500 it’s fair, but not a steal.

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#6 posted 05-07-2014 11:04 PM

That’s a very good deal.
if you offered 2750 and he didn’t take it, you would still be ahead at 2950

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#7 posted 05-07-2014 11:52 PM

You could do worse, you could buy all grizzly …....stuff…. and if you decide this ain’t your cup of tea, sell it and get only 1/4 of your investment back. I do believe a year down the road, this package would have better resale value. I’m not saying you would throw in the towel in a year, just trying to put it in perspective for you.

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#8 posted 05-08-2014 12:04 AM

Id make a $2500 offer. Theres a lot of quality tools there, plus some pricey extras. It looks like everything is in great shape too.

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#9 posted 05-08-2014 12:18 AM

sweet deal. i wouldn’t think about it for too long, because deals like that don’t come around every day.

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#10 posted 05-08-2014 12:25 AM

Those tools all look very pristine. They either haven’t been used much or were well cared for.

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#11 posted 05-08-2014 12:46 AM

I would already have it in my garage before I even posted here. The saw alone around here is around $1,000-1500 used from what I have been seeing. So that alone tells you how good a deal it is. The planer usually I see for $350-500. The bandsaw $350-500. The jointer $450-600 and that is for a 6”. The dado set runs around $200 depending on brand. Router table not sure but those are $500-700 new and if it has a router add another $200+. So you see where I am getting at. That is a very good deal in my opinion.

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#12 posted 05-08-2014 01:34 AM

I’m with squaretree. Offer $2500.

That said I think you are ahead of the game at the three grand he’s asking.

Well below retail of all being offered. Most buyers will tend to ignore the value of the extras, which in this case are substantial and valuable. (Bases, Biesmeyer fence system, dado set, extra planer blades, etc…)

Man… There is a slew of quality stuff there. On second thought… You have the space, the cash, the desire. Live a little!

Resale value is there just in the machines.

-- Support woodworking hand models. Buy me a sawstop.

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#13 posted 05-08-2014 01:45 AM

Some nice looking stuff, if you got it for $2500 i think that’d be a pretty good deal from what i”ve seen looking at craigslist everyday looking for deals haha. If i had the money to spend and was starting out I’d probably go for it. Or buy it all, sell and get as much as you can for the TS and go buy a saw stop and a bunch of clamps and you’ll have a nice little shop.

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#14 posted 05-08-2014 01:48 AM

Have you consulted the wife?

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#15 posted 05-08-2014 01:53 AM

I would start in the low 2000.00 range. It is neat seeing everyone’s opinion, and from a bidding perspective, it appears I would be beaten. I would not go much higher than 2000.00 with what is given. The router table is nice, but decent 3 hp shapers can be had for fair money and would be a significant upgrade over the router table. We own a router table and it has not been used in years. The table saw being a hybrid seems to devalue the deal for me. It is a newer model Delta so I am not sure the newer models reputation are a huge upgrade over say a Grizzly. The Biesemeyer fence is nice, I am a Bies/Accufence fan, but I prefer a 52” fence for cross cut.

From a sellers perspective, it is good to see all the potential buyers on this thread :)

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