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Good Price for These Saws??

what say you guys??

http://chicago.craigslist.org/sox/tls/2779973582.html

OR THis

http://chicago.craigslist.org/nwc/tls/2811188493.html

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I think the one for $1500 is a better deal. Itís newer, less overall use. Itís also 22v single phase. Itís got a built in router plate and Biesemeyer Fence.
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Tom,
That's a hard decision. I'd agree with Mariah, if you needed the router capability. If not, I'd go with the other one. Is the router table, less use and the better fence worth the extra $500? Or is the over head guard system, acres of table and the monster motor (ya got 3 phase available?) more important?
Tough to decide.
If I had the 3 phase, I'd go with that one. That's just me, though.

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Unless you have 3-phase in your shop (most residential areas don't), you'll either need a converter or a different single phase motor for the first one, which will add $250-$400, making it fairly expensive for you to get into.

I think the 2nd one is overpriced ....a new Unisaw is $3400, but that one is a different design and was closer to $1500-$1700 when they bought it. The new ones have a riving knife and front controls. To be competitive, IMO a used cabinet saw needs to be priced competively with a new a Grizzly G1023RL or G0690, which both have riving knives and warranties for < $1400.

Some serious haggling would be in order for me to make a move on either.
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Gentlemen thank you very much for your insight. I think I may keep looking until a better value comes along.
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Gentlemen thank you very much for your insight. I think I may keep looking until a better value comes along.
No harm in making a reasonable offer before giving up... if nothing else, it may get them thinking that they're asking too much.
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No harm in making a reasonable offer before giving up... if nothing else, it may get them thinking that they're asking too much.
That's true....well the first one is out since it would be too much to add 3 phase....so it would be the second one.....if it were you guys what would you offer?
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I'm not a fan of the Unifence. So when looking at the first one and realizing that it is a three phase motor.... Three phase means that the saw probably came from a commercial shop and is well used. If the saw has been well maintained, that's not a problem.

HOWEVER

The first saw is a right tilt saw which is a big plus for me.

Assume about $500 for a new single phase motor and you're ready to go. (Even if the saw has a magnetic switch the phases do not matter.)

The second saw has the 36" fence system but it is a Biesemeyer fence. IMHO, much better than the Unifence.

Unfortunately the second saw is a left tilt saw.

The bottom line is:
If you have three phase in your shop, the first saw is by far the better deal.

My UniSaw is almost the same as the second saw except right tilting and has the commercial (a.k.a. 50") Biesemeyer fence. My saw is was purchased in 2006 or 2007. I paid about $1800 delivered and the saw "package" included a PC Belt sander and a PC 690 router.

IMHO the second saw is prices at about what it cost five years ago. I would expect that saw to be in the $900 range, tops.

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I was also thinking $800-$900, maybe even $950 tops if the router table has value to you.
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Interestingly enough I just now found a post by the seller on another forum....you may be interested to read this....

http://www.forums.woodnet.net/ubbthr...Number=5773771
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Interestingly enough I just now found a post by the seller on another forum....you may be interested to read this....

http://www.forums.woodnet.net/ubbthr...Number=5773771
That could work to your advantage if others feel the price is too high.
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That could work to your advantage if others feel the price is too high.
my thoughts exactly.....
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That could work to your advantage if others feel the price is too high.
It appears some good soul has pointed out the fact that his saw is a bit over priced...i may indeed need to capitalize on that

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claims he has a buyer at his price.......we'll see....
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