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Forum topic by RockyTopScott posted 09-17-2014 12:35 AM 881 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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RockyTopScott

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09-17-2014 12:35 AM

Topic tags/keywords: tablesaw

I found a used Unisaw online. It is about 7 years old and is the older model.

It does not have the extension wings and the old t style fence and missing the cabinet door.

Other than that is sounds and runs good. No rust or damage.

2 questions.

1. What is it worth? ( estimate)
2. Where is the best place for parts?

Many thanks
RTS

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#1 posted 09-17-2014 12:52 AM

If it’s only 7 years old, I wouldn’t consider it an ‘older’ model by any stretch.. these things have been made since the late 30’s (introduced in 1939).

Hard to tell what it’s worth without seeing it or without more information. Around here, the prices are all over the scale depending on condition, accessories, motor size/type, etc..

As for parts, they can be found all over the place. Online, you have a bunch of different after market suppliers as well as Delta to choose from.

Cheers,
Brad

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#2 posted 09-17-2014 12:52 AM

It’s worth 400$ to me if contain is just ok.

I bought a used 70s Rockwell unisaw yesterday, 1 1/2 hp new paint, belts, and bearings. Top has some pitting but it won’t affect performance. Older biesemeyer fence with 52” rip capacity. 800$ (Technically 300$ and a weatherby vanguard .270 w bushnell scope). Unisaws are pretty much the only cabinet saws in the Baton Rouge/ New Orleans, la area in this price range. I saw a couple older unisaws with your specs listed for 500$ and below in the last year but most had the wings.

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#3 posted 09-17-2014 12:54 AM

Just saw 7 years old. PM fellow LJ knotscott. He’s pretty knowledgeable about saws and value.

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#4 posted 09-17-2014 09:20 AM

I should have said it is not the newest model that came out in 2009 I think.

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#5 posted 09-17-2014 10:41 AM

I wonder if one of these would be close to you.

http://www.govdeals.com/index.cfm?fa=Main.AdvSearchResultsNew&kWord=table%20saw&whichForm=vehicle&searchPg=Main

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#6 posted 09-17-2014 10:56 AM

When the OP says the older model he means it is not the new unisaw but the one they made for 70 years.

If the saw were complete you could expect to pay around 800 for it. So the cost should be minus what you need to replace. A new t fence is 200$ and the wings used will be about 100 to replace if you buy used and don’t need to pay shipping. A new dust door is 30 to 50$. The saw is therefore worth 450$. Good luck trying to tell that to the seller, my experience is when they have a saw that new they think they should be getting 80% of the newest models value.

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#7 posted 09-17-2014 11:22 AM

Replacing the extensions can be expensive unless you find some used ones. The Saw Center shows them at $100 each, but then says they are discontinued. I imagine that cabinet door will be expensive as well. A curiousity to me is how a saw that new would be missing those parts? Regardless, start your search with The Saw Center, and then go to some of the internet parts sources, like ereplacmentparts. They often have NOS stuff on hand. I’m not sure how I would value that saw, but like minor hero said maybe $800 less the replacement parts (including fence) would be fair.

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