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Forum topic by dawsonbob posted 01-14-2015 07:16 PM 1454 views 0 times favorited 22 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-14-2015 07:16 PM

I don’t know whether anyone is interested,but this just popped up on my local CL.

-- Mistakes are what pave the road to perfection

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#1 posted 01-14-2015 07:19 PM

Wow I am in San Diego but not sure i can afford it.
How much do you think is a reasonable offer?

-- Joel, Encinitas, CA

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#2 posted 01-14-2015 07:33 PM


I have no idea what a good price is for that. Hopefully someone else will chime in and let you know.

-- Mistakes are what pave the road to perfection

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#3 posted 01-14-2015 07:34 PM

Ask a grand for it, but be prepared to be shot down. Looks like it’s in very good condition. When I sell on CL I hope to make half of what I paid max since I am voiding the warranty for the next owner. Others on here who are Sawstop enthusiasts will be able to guide you better, though. That’s just what I’d do.

EDIT: Oh wait, kinda misread all that stuff that was included. Probably 1300-1500 would be my offer.

-- Bailey F - Eastern Mass.

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#4 posted 01-14-2015 08:02 PM

I will have to get approval from the CFO (wife)
I can tell her it will be worth $1300 to not cut my fingers off.
I currently have an old Craftsman with virtually no safety features on it.
I was thinking of the $600 Delta at Lowes eventually but this is so much better.

-- Joel, Encinitas, CA

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#5 posted 01-14-2015 08:35 PM

Methinks $1800 a bit steep for used even though it’s in nice shape and has the right upgrades, but I suppose it’s worth what someone is willing to pay. My offer would be closer $1400….a bit more if the negotiable accessories have appeal.

-- Happiness is like wetting your pants...everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth....

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#6 posted 01-14-2015 08:45 PM

That config is $2,148 online +shipping or +tax depending on where you purchase. Id’ say new it is worth about $2,300. I’d pay $1,500-$1,700 depending on how far I had to go to get it.

It is also already assembled, worth something.

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#7 posted 01-14-2015 08:54 PM

Please explain to me why anyone with a brain would go to all that cost trouble to get one of these and cut a couple of boards.These things though strangely enough do happen.All I can say is those breadboards were bloody expensive.He ought to slow down and rethink his ideas in the future IMHO.
I must say it is not a handsome saw in my eyes and well overpriced.
Please don’t write back and ask how expensive a finger would be worth.LOLI am tired of that crap selling technique.
I have and many others have used saws ,after reading and practicing while the saw is off.When I bought my first saw I took my time it was studied a lot as well as others I took all the advice I could, and then some and I genuinely feel if you are not afraid of any saw and have respect for it using always the correct technique,along with safety pushers, there is no need to lose a digit at all.
IMHO most people do this as a result of intoxication, either booze or strong opiated medicine, or tiredness, or being in a rush,or ingnoring the safety tips you have learned or are badly distracted ,with something, or person ,in the shop with you, and more besides.In a way IMHO if you are not confident about these points maybe you should take up something safer.Not advice for everybody put more simply for some people if it gives them piece of mind or more joy in the woodshop then go ahead others however IMHO don’t really feel the need. Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#8 posted 01-14-2015 09:10 PM

I would call it a fair deal at $1500. But I’ll tell you, there have been a few around me that started out around that price, and came down after a couple of weeks. I’m not lobbying for you to wait, but if you offer him less and he says “no”, then watch the ad and see if it sells. I like Sawstop, but the contractors saw is so premium priced I think selling them is a little harder than the other models. That said, they are very well made saws and it should serve you well if you choose to buy it. Good luck with whatever you decide.

-- Our village hasn't lost it's idiot, he was elected to congress.

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#9 posted 01-14-2015 09:19 PM

It’s a fact that used Saw Stops command premium prices. I think $1500 is not out of line.

Not to start a flame war, but nearly everyone of the 15,000 table saw amputations a year believed that they were doing something safely. Unfortunately, it’s a fact, not an opinion, that trained, conscientious, smart, not distracted people get fingers cut off on table saws. You just can’t assure yourself, or your spouse, that you would never make the same mistake many of those folks did. There surely are a bunch of people who don’t meet the criteria who get hurt, but way, way too many good, careful people get hurt too.

In my case, when I showed my wife the SS in the Rockler store, and explained why I wanted to get one eventually, she insisted that I needed to get it immediately, period. I obeyed :)

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#10 posted 01-14-2015 09:38 PM

Might be closer to 4,000 per year, actually.

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive --

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#11 posted 01-14-2015 09:59 PM

Okay, my bad, 60,000 injuries requiring a trip to the ER, 4000 amputations. Does that change anything really? Good article.

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#12 posted 01-14-2015 09:59 PM

If you can get it sweet. Personally I’d get a newer model unisaw or powermatic for 1500. Hell, I’d even consider a grizzly.

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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#13 posted 01-14-2015 10:49 PM

Uhm, you’re welcome?

(not sure if i just got rheemed or thanked… saw stop fanboys, geez…)

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive --

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#14 posted 01-14-2015 11:47 PM

Less filling!

-- Support woodworking hand models. Buy me a sawstop.

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#15 posted 01-15-2015 08:31 PM

These two paragraphs and the last sentence pretty much summed up the article for me

“Osorio sued Ryobi for damages. During the trial of his lawsuit in February 2010, in federal court in Boston, Osorio admitted he’d been working without a guard on the saw. Before SawStop came along, this fact alone would have made a successful lawsuit unthinkable. But Gass testified about his efforts to license SawStop to Ryobi and other companies. He said that Osorio almost certainly would have escaped serious injury had SawStop or another skin-detection system been in use. The jury awarded Osorio $1.5 million.”

“Stollings, who had years of experience with table saws, testified that he was not using a guard and never did because it got in the way. Gass testified that Stollings would have escaped serious injury if his saw had skin-sensing technology. “If the manufacturers had to pay the cost of those injuries,” Gass said, “they would have adopted technology like this within months of the time they heard about it instead of looking for excuse after excuse to delay for year after year.”

“I’m doing what I also think is in my financial interest.”

Hell of a guy…

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