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Lewis Landry

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11-25-2014 03:25 AM

I have been trying to sell my Delta table saw on CS for some time, lowering the price weekly. I have acquired a Delta Unisaw. The contractor saw has served me well. Perhaps folks don’t want a saw with a 230 volt motor. Is it overpriced at $250? Your thoughts?

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#1 posted 11-25-2014 03:36 AM

I just sold my Craftsman 113 for $325, but I had built a complete stand with 7 drawers that had full extention slides. I also threw in 3 blades, a miter sled, and a cross cut sled and I had a acu fence as well.
I never like selling my stuff, because I always feel it’s worth more than I can possibly get.

Try $150 and see if you get any takers.

-- Steve: Franklin, WI

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#2 posted 11-25-2014 03:37 AM

Yeah. Its a little over priced IMO. If you could re-wire it for 110/120v, I think it’d be easier to sell. As is, I’m thinking $150-175 might be more realistic.

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#3 posted 11-25-2014 03:48 AM

Can you clean the top up a little? It shouldn’t matter as long as its flat, but most buyers will look at the top and think it’s not in good shape.

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#4 posted 11-25-2014 03:52 AM

It would sell instantly in my area for that price.
Looks like a good little saw…Unifence…..Fenner belt, probably more.
When I found my cabinet saw, I decided to keep the contractor saw-it comes in handy.

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#5 posted 11-25-2014 03:55 AM

What immediately sticks out is the missing right side wing. Most people on craigslist who would be buying your saw are either new to woodworking our are upgrading job site saws and have little knowledge about these dates so aesthetics matter, also most people don’t have 220v or know why they should have. I think $150 would be a better price.

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#6 posted 11-25-2014 04:07 AM

I would put the stock fence and rails back on,
switch it back to 110, and sell it for 150.00.
Then I would try to sell the other fence for whatever you can get for it.

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#7 posted 11-25-2014 04:21 AM

I noticed you don’t have the blade guard on it. I went looking online for one of those awhile back and it was over $300 for a replacement. I’m not sure about most people but that would cut how much I would be willing to spend on a saw like that by a lot. Combined with the 220 wiring and I think you are either going to have to convert it back to 110 and clean it up a bit or drop the price some more.

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#8 posted 11-25-2014 07:12 AM

I agree. Try cleaning up the top. Maybe respray paint the insert red so it looks newer. Re-wire for 110 so it doesn’t seem scary. And get rid of anything in the photos that you aren’t selling with the saw. The price might be ok. In my area I’d list it from $200 – $150 at the lowest. Finally, don’t forget to rewrite your description.

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#9 posted 11-25-2014 08:06 AM

I think the motor plate says it is single voltage (230).

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#10 posted 11-25-2014 12:27 PM

Your price would be quite fair in my area for a saw in good shape. In the past year I’ve at least 2 of them sell for $250. Don’t fret the motor, though some folks may think the “230” number is a magic one that won’t work on the normal 240V circuit, just explain it to ‘em. It’s a good solid saw, and would be a great upgrade to, say, a job site saw for woodworking. That said, what it sells for will only be what someone will pay…so if you can’t wait for that buyer you may have to take less.

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#11 posted 11-25-2014 12:40 PM

If I was looking for a saw in CL, I wouldn’t be interested in paying more then $100 or $125. for that. But I’m a cheap bastard.

How about listing as Best Offer?

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#12 posted 11-25-2014 12:47 PM

I agree about the rust on the top. For most people this could mean that all of the guts of the saw are in bad shape too.

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#13 posted 11-25-2014 12:54 PM

I think it depends on where you live. Here, in the Chattanooga, TN area, that price is too high by about $75. Head South just two hours into Atlanta, that would probably be a great price. When I put things on CL, it is not uncommon for me to have someone from North Atlanta call me up and try to have me meet them halfway.
Just more expensive down there.

-- Paul, Tennessee,

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

The unifence alone is worth 250

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#15 posted 11-25-2014 10:01 PM

Red flag for me is “blade not included.” I would want to see a complete saw and all controls working; start the saw, see it cut and listen for problems before buying.

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