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Forum topic by Beard posted 08-17-2014 11:06 PM 5972 views 0 times favorited 18 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-17-2014 11:06 PM

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I have a Delta table saw Serial # 88H52996 cat number 34-444 made in the USA I used it for a short time but, decided to upgrade to a Delta Unisaw. Its in good condition I upgrade to link belt and installed steel pulleys. I have keep it in storage and it needs to go! I need some help what is this thing worth?

-- Beard,Bristow Virginia

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#1 posted 08-18-2014 01:58 AM

ask 300. You may be fetch 250.

These are very, very good saws, problem is most folks are caught up in all the riving knife and blade guard hooblah that are standard equip. on most new saws.

I would put that saw in direct competition with anything under a thousand bucks (new that is).

That splayed leg base is key, one of the last us made. I have several thousand hours on one like it.

Where you located?

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#2 posted 08-18-2014 01:58 AM

Nevermind, va. too far

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#3 posted 08-19-2014 07:28 PM

Thanks for information I am located in No Virgina

-- Beard,Bristow Virginia

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#4 posted 08-19-2014 07:48 PM

I think id ask $200 if I really wanted it to sell. There are a lot of tools for sale in the DC area. I got my delta contractor saw with a biesemeyer fence, cmt dado stack and zci for it, cmt combo blade, cast iron wings, router table extension, and mobile base for $500. Tough to sell the contractors saws for what they’re worth.

If you want to get top dollar, push the fact that it’s made in the US and hold out for $250-300.

-- -Dan

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#5 posted 08-19-2014 07:57 PM

If you were in the San Jose Ca. area I would jump on it for $300 , I see the same saw in Bad Shape going for that in this area.

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#6 posted 08-30-2014 01:50 PM

Thanks for the all the good info. I have someone who told me they would give me $300 for the saw and $60 for a new delta tenoning jig.

-- Beard,Bristow Virginia

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#7 posted 08-30-2014 01:59 PM

That saw was made in Pennsylvania. One of the last. Not sure if they went with Taiwan motors or not that year.

It is a great saw and I would ask even more. I agree with Cabmaker, it will cut with the best of them and is worth more than most saws in the $1000 range or under.

I like not having to deal with riving knives and safety shiields. A zero insert and MJ Splitter set up and I am a happy camper with one of these saws.

P.S. I would upgrade the power switch for safety\liiability reasons before selling.

-- Brad, Texas,

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#8 posted 09-14-2014 12:39 PM

thanks for the information timbertailor I did get offered $220 and turned it down. I have the MJ Splitter on my Unisaw great product.

-- Beard,Bristow Virginia

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#9 posted 09-14-2014 12:55 PM

Like you, I upgraded to a Uni several years ago. Had my contractor’s saw for 20+ years. Asked $300 and ended up selling for $280.

-- "There are two theories to arguing with a woman....neither of them work"

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#10 posted 09-14-2014 01:15 PM

The fence alone is worth $150. With the upgrades ask $350 and see what interest you get. Go down from there if you really need it to move.

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#11 posted 09-14-2014 06:25 PM

The fence alone is worth $150

i’m confused. that fence looks a lot like the much maligned jet-loc fences that unisaws came with prior to t-square fences. whenever i read unisaw threads, the fence is often noted as a first item to be replaced. what makes this one so valuable? also, right tilts are, IMHO, inherently less valuable than left tilts for safety reasons, particularly where bevel rips are concerned. also, the finished side of work pieces on right tilts is usually good side down, rather than up as in the case of left tilts.

since the OP is selling it, set the price between $200 and $300 and hope for an unsuspecting newbie who doesn’t know any better.

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

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#12 posted 09-14-2014 08:44 PM

They are good saws but tough to sell in this day when many would rather pay $500 for a mediocre new saw than $300 for a excellent used saw. And any serious woodworker will want to replace the fence, that’s another $250 on the cost. Should have taken the offer for $300.

-- Rick M,

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#13 posted 09-14-2014 09:13 PM

I have that same saw…bought it used 20+ years ago for $250, with the same (bad) fence. I put on a link belt, and got a biesemeyer fence. I have a good blade on it, and it’s tuned to perfection…it’s all that I need, and I’d buy another one right now for $250, only you’re too far away.

-- Steve--

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#14 posted 09-15-2014 12:21 AM

I would love to have a saw like that all i have is a crappy ryobi lmao.

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#15 posted 09-15-2014 12:47 PM

Thought it was a Unifence. My bad.

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