My wife isn't showing the appropriate amount of excitement for my new toy so thought I would log on here and share my news with people that would better understand why I am so excited.
Back in the fall when I was looking to upgrade my table saw from the Bosch 4100 I set up an alert in my craigslist account so that I get an email when there is something with a keyword posted. This has worked out really great for me since I have started building up my tool collection. Got my Domino for less than half what it would be new, same for my bosch glide saw. Anyway, back in September I set up an alert for "Sawstop". There have been 2 hits, one priced at a $100 off the new price and one had been backed into with a forklift and needed repair.
Last night about 7:30 I got an email alert that led to an ad that said only "$2500 - Selling once used saw stop table saw with all the bells and whistles. Impulse buy used once then went into storage. Price is negotiable if you're willing to pick it up". I fired off a text that said "might be interested in your saw, what model, size, etc..."
He called me and told me that it had been his dads saw and he bought it on a whim, used it to cut flooring for the attic and then it ended up in his storage unit and that he is moving out of town and doesn't want to move it. He doesn't know much about it other than it is a 5HP and needs a 220 outlet. He said he would be back in town Saturday morning to get a load of stuff from storage to move to the new house and that I could meet him to see it.
His storage unit is about 30 mins from my house and I was going to have to go to my storage and get my trailer to go down there so I said "If I meet you in the morning will you take $2000 for it." He countered with $2200 and we agreed.
This morning I get down there and it is a 52' industrial 5HP with all the factory stuff (manual, inserts, miter gauge, etc), plus he has it on the mobile base, a zero clearance insert plate, a dado insert plate, an extra break cartridge, a dado break cartridge and a Freud Dial-A-Width Dado still with the factory seal on the box.
I had played with the sawstop build your saw feature on their site last night so I know this is $5000+ worth of saw. I told him I would take it with 2 stipulations. One, we have to get all 700 lbs of saw on my trailer with just the 2 of us. And two, I rounded up every last bit of cash I had in the house and it was an even $1000, I hit the ATM on the way and our bank has a $500 max withdrawl per day and I took the max from checking and savings. So I have exactly $2000, and I can throw in a drink holder full of loose change from my truck.
He hemmed and hawed for a bit and said is that "is really all you've got", I pulled out my wallet and gave him all the cash. He counted it up and still wasn't sure he wanted to let it go for that. Having my wallet in my hand I noticed some gift cards so I said "here is Starbucks card that should have 20-30 dollars on it. And a $50 Cabela's card that has never been used". He shook my hand and we had a deal.
Loaded it on the trailer with a fair amount of effort and I brought it home and scrubbed the top with some rust remover and applied a good coat of wax and then put it in my storage unit. I have to get rid of my current saw to have space for it and get a 220 outlet installed in my garage.
My wife just says "I'm happy for you honey". Hopefully I can at least get an "attaboy" from you guys.
If your local to OKC my saw is posted on craiglist https://oklahomacity.craigslist.org/tls/6089796351.html