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Delta Platinum saw value

by firefighterontheside
posted 02-24-2017 01:09 AM


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#1 posted 02-24-2017 01:50 AM

300$ max

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#2 posted 02-24-2017 01:51 AM

Normally, I’d say it’s worth $100-$200… but the Unifence is a nice score, as is the mobile base and extension table(s), so around $300 would be my top end as well.

Cheers,
Brad

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#3 posted 02-24-2017 02:11 AM

If I get it, I may just keep the blade and sell the saw. Thanks fellas.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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#4 posted 02-24-2017 02:19 AM

$900 when it was new, circa 2000. $450 now to anyone who knows what they are looking at.

American made, true 1.5hp, unifence, cast iron wing, machined pulley, 30” rip, mobile base, outfeed. Nice saw.

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#5 posted 02-24-2017 02:49 AM

That’s good to hear Rick. I’m winning with 30 min left. Current bid $220. If I get it, I’ll have to decide if I like my grizzly better or not.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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#6 posted 02-24-2017 03:05 AM

That saw also has one of those magical motors that actually increase horsepower when run on 240v… It’s 1.5hp on 120, and 2hp on 240. $220 would be a pretty good price if it holds.

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - In Dog I trust... everything else is questionable

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#7 posted 02-24-2017 03:09 AM

Um, yep. I’d love to have a magic saw.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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#8 posted 02-24-2017 03:33 AM

With the cast iron wings, mobile base, extension table, Unifence, and a WWII, I’d think it’d be worth in the $400-$450 range. It’s in nice shape and appears to be complete.

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#9 posted 02-24-2017 03:36 AM

Been keeping an eye on the thread. Did you win it?

-- Matt - Phoenix, AZ

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#10 posted 02-24-2017 03:36 AM

Good Scott, because I just bought it for $220 plus fees. Basically I paid 250. Guess I’m gonna have to remove outfeed, and the extension wing to transport on a trailer. Do you think it may be better to have than the G0575 that I have with shop fox alums classic?

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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#11 posted 02-24-2017 03:37 AM

Good deal! Don’t forget to bring along two sheets of plywood so you don’t mess up the guys yard :)

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - In Dog I trust... everything else is questionable

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#12 posted 02-24-2017 03:39 AM

Yeah, what a joke. LOL. I guess I will. Don’t wanna mess up the grass.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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#13 posted 02-24-2017 03:43 AM

You’re going to love the Unifence!

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#14 posted 02-24-2017 03:50 AM

I like my shop fox, but I could see liking the unifence better.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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#15 posted 02-24-2017 04:01 AM

Put it this way, I’ve owned the same saw for over 15 years and if it blew up tomorrow if buy another just like it. I’d rather have a Unisaw but it’s not feasible for me.

-- Rick M, http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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#16 posted 02-24-2017 10:41 AM



Good Scott, because I just bought it for $220 plus fees. Basically I paid 250. Guess I m gonna have to remove outfeed, and the extension wing to transport on a trailer. Do you think it may be better to have than the G0575 that I have with shop fox alums classic?

- firefighterontheside

That’s a great deal! Which is better is really a matter of preference. Both saws are basically in the same class. IIRC, the G0575 has steel wings vs solid cast, right? The cast iron wings would be a worthy upgrade if you kept the Delta. Try both and see which one you like!

-- Happiness is like wetting your pants...everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth....

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#17 posted 02-24-2017 01:04 PM

You are correct Scott. Stamped steel wings. I removed one and installed a biesemeyer laminate wing. The other side is still stamped. Maybe I’ll do some mixing and matching and make my grizzly better and then sell the delta.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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#18 posted 02-24-2017 05:14 PM



. Both saws are basically in the same class.
- knotscott

They may look similar, they are not in the same class. ;)

-- Rick M, http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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#19 posted 02-24-2017 05:24 PM

It’s hard to tell from the picture. Is this a left tilt saw?

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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#20 posted 02-24-2017 05:55 PM

Mine is right tilt. Can’t remember if they made a left tilt but I don’t think so.

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#21 posted 02-24-2017 06:01 PM

Bummer. I know it’s not a big deal, but after having my left tilt for 10 years I don’t think I want to go back.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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#22 posted 02-24-2017 06:17 PM

Understandable. With an ambidextrous fence like the Biesemeyer it wouldn’t make any difference but the Unifence has to be switched manually.

-- Rick M, http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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#23 posted 02-24-2017 06:28 PM

My Unisaw has the Unfenced, and I am a major fan of it. I think you made a fantastic deal, for a really nice piece of machinery.

-- Jim, Houston, TX

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#24 posted 02-24-2017 07:28 PM

looks like a good buy.

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#25 posted 02-24-2017 08:31 PM

I seem to have suffered some type of auto-correction glitch.
Posts #23 should read
“My saw has the Unifence, and I am a major fan of it.”

-- Jim, Houston, TX

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#26 posted 02-24-2017 09:18 PM

I figured it out Jim. I figured you hadn’t been “unfenced”.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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#27 posted 02-24-2017 09:56 PM

For $250 bucks, you scored. And if you don’t like it you’ll easily make back your money and then some on CL.

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#28 posted 02-24-2017 10:07 PM

I’m thinking about seeing if I can trade my grizzly wing for the cast wing and keep the Forrest blade. Yes either craigslist or a friend. Though I would make more money from not a friend. I like to help friends.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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#29 posted 02-25-2017 12:08 AM

Bill,

You should be able to swap out the wings on the two saws….Practically all the wings are pretty well standard size…something like 12×27” (?). The hole pattern may be different in alligning the wing flush with the top, but that’s an easy fix…..

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#30 posted 02-25-2017 12:11 AM

I thought that most were 27” long, just didn’t know how wide.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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#31 posted 03-02-2017 02:07 AM

Well, I finally got to pick up this saw today. It looks pretty good. The outfeed support looked good in pictures, but it’s pretty rinky dink. The fence looks brand new. I considered switching it over to my grizzly, but it’s only 36”. My shop fox is 41”. The cast wing will go right on and I will do that soon. I already took the Forrest blade off. It looks brand new. It is a woodworker 1 instead of the 2 advertised. I assume the 1 was intended to be a crosscut blade. It has 60 teeth. I’m happy I got it.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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#32 posted 03-02-2017 02:43 AM

Hey Bill,
Nice score for the money. Take a good look at the WW1, if it’s a triple chip grind (TCG) it would make a great RAS blade (what it’s meant for). ATB grind is good for table saw, laminates/plywood crosscutting.
earl

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#33 posted 03-02-2017 02:55 AM

Thanks Earl. It’s definitely an ATB.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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#34 posted 03-02-2017 03:47 AM

The photo is slightly imperfect, at least to my eyes.
However, I think what I can see is that the fence has one of these on it:

Uni-t-fence Table SAW Fence By Peachtree Woodworking – PW1113

If so – I wish I had that!!!

Also offered by Peachtree vis Amazon:
https://smile.amazon.com/Uni-t-fence-Table-Fence-Peachtree-Woodworking/dp/B001LYHYH6/ref=sr_1_1?s=power-hand-tools&ie=UTF8&qid=1488426341&sr=1-1&keywords=peachtree+woodworking

-- Jim, Houston, TX

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#35 posted 03-02-2017 12:38 PM

That’s exactly what’s on there, but it’s only 36” long. If it had that 43” fence I would keep it. Maybe I’ll buy that upgrade and keep it.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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#36 posted 03-02-2017 04:25 PM

$300 but if you getititshould be a good saw. Good luck.

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