Well lumberjocks I just had to share my good fortune / blessing (whatever term you prefer) with ya’ll. While I’m going to school I’m working for the Plant Services dept of the university in the carpentry dept. It’s pretty much the perfect job for me and i use it as my stress relief from school work. the carpentry dept is the most called on dept when things go wrong cause we can fix anything, right? well needless to say we get around campus quite a bit and the other day my buddy and i stopped off at the woodshop on campus to see their new set of SawStop saws (they got two of them). I asked the director of the shop what they did with their old saws and he replied that they were in storage and he was trying to sell them and was i interested? well who wouldn’t be? they were older Delta Unisaws both had full 50” Biesemeyer fences. Well after spending considerable time talking to the guy that has been there for about 17 years (almost the full life of these saws) he was able to tell me all about the single phase unit that i was interested in. it’s a great saw, i mean sure it’s been used by students but he kept it in premium condition as much as possible, always making the needed repairs, replacing belts, mending the fence each time a student would shove it against the spinning saw blade (you get the idea).
well to make a long story a bit shorter, i went in and submitted my offer of $375 and now i’m the proud, walking on air, owner of a delta unisaw with a 50”biesemeyer fence. i’m so excited, can’t wait to go pick it up. i ended up selling my old craftsman to a friend for 150 so that offset my already ridiculously low price even more. if someone would chime in on this i’d be gratefull. my old craftsman had a full cast iron top, 24” fence that is almost perfectly straight up and down, 3 hp motor belt drive, and has worked well for me but i just couldn’t pass up the delta for that price. anyway do ya’ll think 150 for my craftsman is a decent price to charge?
i’ll be posting pictures of the delta just as soon as i go pick it up. that’s all for now but i was so pumped about it that i just had to share my excitement with my lumberjock fam.
thanks for reading ya’ll,
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