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What would you say this Unisaw is worth?

My neighbor has a mid 80's Delta Unisaw. It has the 50" wide extensions, a Unifence and a full size mobile base under it. It is 3 hp. Looks to be in excellent shape. He's going to be away for a month on his job and he asked me if I might sell it for him. I know he paid over 2 grand for it when he bought it new.

What do you think it would be worth today selling it outright?
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The value of the saw could vary a great deal depending on the location of where you are. I believe I would search craigslist to get a feel for the price in your area. The fence on that model saw is one thing that is going to go against it. They weren't very good and a new unisaw will come with a biesmeyer fence and somewhere in the $1200.00 range. I did look on ebay and it looks like that model is running between $650.00 and $800.00
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My neighbor has a mid 80's Delta Unisaw. It has the 50" wide extensions, a Unifence and a full size mobile base under it. It is 3 hp. Looks to be in excellent shape. He's going to be away for a month on his job and he asked me if I might sell it for him. I know he paid over 2 grand for it when he bought it new.

What do you think it would be worth today selling it outright?
An 80's Unisaw, 3HP/220V, (in very good shape) with a 50" extension, and a Unifence should go for $1000 - $1200. I had a Unifence on one of my Unisaws and really liked it. Could be converted from a low fence to high, and was very accurate. Equal to a Biesemeyer, IMO.





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My neighbor has a mid 80's Delta Unisaw. It has the 50" wide extensions, a Unifence and a full size mobile base under it. It is 3 hp. Looks to be in excellent shape. He's going to be away for a month on his job and he asked me if I might sell it for him. I know he paid over 2 grand for it when he bought it new.

What do you think it would be worth today selling it outright?
This my Unisaw to a T, no way would I sell mine for $650 - $800.

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Pictures would help with condition etc. (Plus we're just tool voyeurs.) One of the guys on a recent Fine Woodworking podcast was talking about how much he liked his unifence on a recent episode.
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I am also one that likes my unifence. Yes, pictures would be nice.
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..... I had a Unifence on one of my Unisaws and really liked it. Could be converted from a low fence to high, and was very accurate. Equal to a Biesemeyer, IMO.





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I also have Unifences on my saws and like them They are very versatile being able to have a tall profile and by flipping it over a 1/2" height for thinner stock and to allow your hand or a wide push stick to pass between the blade and fence.

I have a saw with a Biesemeyer also and it is very accurate, just not as versatile in my opinion.

AS long as the Unisaw is not a right tilt it will have more value in my opinion as the left tilt saws have become the industry standard. I would not have a right tilt saw with rail extensions on the right side. Everything should be reversed and located on the left for safety when beveling to avoid trapping the work under the blade.

The answer to your question will only be as detailed and specific as the question is detailed and specific. Good questions also include a sketch or a photo that illustrates your issue. (:< D)

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Condition means a lot. Do you have a picture of it?
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I have the same thing in good condition i would say 1200 or more.
By the way i love my unifence too.
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Hard to say what an item is worth without seeing some photos of it.
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I have basically that saw, bought new in 2001 and paid $1450 delivered. While I agree that knowing the condition would help, and different regions may bring more I'm thinking $1K tops, maybe less. Based on your description (excellent condition) I'd start at $1k and go down if needed. BTW, don't be surprised if some find that Unifence is a bonus, they are very good.

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