Fair price for R4512 mobile base?

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Forum topic by ADHDan posted 07-03-2014 05:30 PM 1174 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-03-2014 05:30 PM

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What would you consider a reasonable price for the mobile base from a R4512 table saw? I built a custom base for my saw (viewable in my projects) and I’m trying to decide whether it’s worth keeping the original. On the one hand, if I upgrade my saw a buyer may want the original base instead of my build (which is specifically designed to hold a planer under the wing), but on the other hand I could use the extra cash if it sells for the right price.

I just don’t know how to judge the reasonable fair market value of a used base; I can’t seem to find any for sale via Google/Craigslist, and it’s not entirely comparable to most other mobile bases due to the lift mechanism.


-- Dan in Minneapolis, woodworking since 11/11.

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#1 posted 07-03-2014 06:39 PM

Is it a straight Herc-u-lift or the PLUS version? The straight Herc will mount to most any of the CS or Ridgid saws, and $50 to $75 would be a fair price. When HD blew out all of the grey tools I bought 1 Herc-ulift, and two Herc + for $35 each. Couldn’t use the regular herc because it would not adapt to anything but a TS and sold it on CL for $50, but it did take a while. When/if you resell your TS, you should still be able to get a good price as long as you’ve still got the legs

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#2 posted 07-03-2014 06:50 PM

I’m not sure whether it’s a Herc-U-Lift or a PLUS. I’d be selling the entire base, not just the lifting mechanism – and I think you could bolt some plywood onto the base and then put any heavy, non-freestanding tool on it. But then, that’d mean selling the saw only with my custom base – and I’m not sure how much that would affect the price.

-- Dan in Minneapolis, woodworking since 11/11.

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