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Forum topic by dieselpusher6262 posted 10-07-2014 07:59 AM 1200 views 0 times favorited 23 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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dieselpusher6262

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10-07-2014 07:59 AM

Topic tags/keywords: tables craigslist advice delta 5hp

So my ridgid r4511 height adjusting gear is shot, so I decided to look around craigslist at what is out there. Just looking, and ran across this ad for a delta 5hp cabinet saw for $900. Seems like a really good deal, which leads me to my first question is that a good deal (if the condo is good etc) and since I can always fix my ridgid is that saw something that would last and be of high quality that I should consider replacing my saw. I am relatively new to woodworking and have already learn that quite often Harbor freight quality is more of a hassle than its worth. I know that this saw isn’t Harbor freight, but I would rather wait and save to get the right saw, then replace mine and still let wanting more. Any advice is greatly appreciated. Thanks

Oh here’s the link
http://orangecounty.en.craigslist.org/tls/4702796761.html


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#1 posted 10-07-2014 09:34 AM

Looks like a really nice deal. The Delta is very heavy duty. No riving knife on the Delta, but there good splitter options, or the BORK riving knife will fit. You’ll need 220v to run it.

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#2 posted 10-07-2014 11:26 AM

Scott nailed it, that looks to be a very good buy….BTW, you may well need a 30 amp (240V) circuit to run it, check the manual. Yes, that is a lifetime saw…...

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#3 posted 10-07-2014 02:50 PM

I also just purchased a “gently” used Unisaw and discovered after a few hours the arbor brgs were dry from lack of use. It wasn’t a bad job to pull the arbor and also as you have – the arbor flange was warped. I had an automotive machine shop that grinds engine cranks shafts true my arbor – it was cheep! vs a new one that could be just as bad.

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#4 posted 10-07-2014 03:03 PM

I’d buy it. Looks clean.

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#5 posted 10-07-2014 03:12 PM

I have a Delta Uni X5, and this thing is a beast…It’s a 2010, and nothing slows this puppy down….Go for it…

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#6 posted 10-07-2014 07:49 PM

Anything in particular I should be looking out for. I am going to go take a look at it, guy said lowest he would take is $750

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#7 posted 10-07-2014 08:16 PM

$900 was a pretty good deal IMO. $750 is a great deal unless it’s been trashed. Look for busted stuff and general neglect. Spin the blade and see if the bearings grind. If the handwheels are stiff, that can usually be remedied with lube….same for the fence movement. Listen to it run. Unisaw parts are generally readily available.

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#8 posted 10-07-2014 09:32 PM

You had better get your butt over there…right now!

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#9 posted 10-07-2014 09:36 PM

If you have the room to set it up, it’s not a bad deal.

You won’t lose a bundle if and when you sell it anyway.

Here in SoCal used cabinet saws are pretty plentiful
so I’ve certainly seen comparable saws for less,
particularly at online auctions like Machinerymax.com.

Sometimes a big operation is liquidating so much
equipment things like table saws sell pretty cheap.

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#10 posted 10-07-2014 11:25 PM

At a recent auction pickup I saw a Whitney no. 77,
one of the best saws ever made. It had sold for
$260 as I recall. The Northfield no. 4 had sold
for well over $1000. The poor Whitney was
just a wallflower while the guys squabbled over
the Northfield.

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#11 posted 10-07-2014 11:35 PM

There’s this one in NH for $600.

https://nh.craigslist.org/tls/4704072437.html

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#12 posted 10-07-2014 11:42 PM

For 750$ I wouldn’t be on here talking.

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#13 posted 10-07-2014 11:50 PM

Nab it …..... quickly….... b4 it’s gone…..............

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#14 posted 10-08-2014 12:16 AM

You can buy that saw, use it for 10 years, and sell it for what you paid for it, if not more. It looks almost brand new, and was probably about $1800 when new, if not a little more.

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#15 posted 10-08-2014 12:27 AM

The General may take a riving knife.

http://losangeles.craigslist.org/sfv/tls/4704260683.html

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