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Forum topic by Cory posted 05-21-2009 01:49 AM 43570 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Cory

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05-21-2009 01:49 AM

Topic tags/keywords: question tablesaw ryboi bt3000 used price

I’m helping my neighbor try to sell his Ryobi BT3000 table saw and I thought you guys might have some idea about what it’s worth. It’s in great shape and has both the folding extension outfeed table and the extended wings to the right of the blade with downdraft table holes and DC port. He’s also got a little Ryobi 1 3/4 hp router mounted to the table and the whole thing sits on a metal stand with wheels. He’s got both fences, zero clearance and dado tp’s, and all the accessories.

He was going to put it in his yard sale this weekend for $300. You guys think that’s a fair price?

Thanks in advance.

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#1 posted 05-21-2009 01:54 AM

Well I paid $299 for the same saw 20 years ago for on and sold it for $ 150 two years latter when I had bought a bigger saw. Given what some new saws go for I would say you could ask $ 300 and see what happens , but it’s a market place where lots of tools are on the market fairly cheap and you might not get any takers. All areas are different some places you put it out @ $300 and its gone in 5 minuets other areas like I live in with a small lower income folks you could put it out for $50 and no one will even look at it.

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#2 posted 05-21-2009 03:33 AM

I paid $400 for a new one (Craftsman version) in February so I don’t know what you could get out of it. But there’s a whole page of fanatics for this saw Here So you might try on there because they’re always looking for parts and whole saws for sale.

-- -- Jim - Kokomo, Indiana

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#3 posted 05-21-2009 06:28 AM

Jim you got yours for $299? I got mine back around ‘95 and I think I paid a little over $400 for it at Sears and thought that was a good deal because the regular price was $499 at the time. Then I bought all the attachments, the rail extensions, the router plate, etc., think I had close to a $1000 into it.

I sold the whole kit-n-kaboodle for $550 a year or two later and bought a UniSaw. So I won’t mention my opinion of it…

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#4 posted 05-21-2009 02:46 PM

I doubt it would sell at $300….maybe $200. Even if your neighbor paid $500-$600 for it, the improved BT3100 was selling new for $300 before it was discontinued, and a new Craftsman 21829 (current BT version with rolling stand and router table) sells on sale for ~ $400-$450. With saws like the full size Ridgid 3650 being clearanced for $399, the BT3000 for $300 would be a tough sell IMO. All the extras are nice, but don’t typically add a lot to the selling price unless a specific buyer sees value in those extras. Sad to say, but it’s probably worth more in parts than a whole…

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#5 posted 05-23-2009 05:09 PM

Just thought I’d update you guys. My neighbor just sold the saw for $275 cash. Thanks for the input and the help.

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#6 posted 05-23-2009 10:47 PM

Your neighbor did extremely well with the saw. Thanks for the update.

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#7 posted 10-10-2009 03:38 AM

FYI:

I figured I’d chime in here as I just bought one of these today ( 10-09-09).

I paid $250 for it with the sliding miter, two extensions with router mounts, table extenders w/legs + bells, whistles and a NIB Delta Dado ($80) blade. The guy also threw in two old 1/2” routers, one electronic one not, and a set of run of the mill forstner bits (new).
This one has had very little use by this home hobbyist with failing eyesight.
I own a Rigid contractor’s saw with wheels, but cannot load it into my truck without help. So with all the detachable parts on the BT3000, I can break it down, load it and set it back up when I get to my jobsite and still have a decent saw.
All things considered, I feel like it was an OK deal.

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