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This is a big unit and a long drive away from me. What would be the right questions to ask or additional pictures/videos to see before making the commitment. I don't have a truck and don't have family close so arranging pickup will be a big deal. i cannot be driving all the way there only to find a lemon of a unit.
 

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A new 1023RLW (the new version of the SLW) retails for something like $1400. I don't know how different the SLW is from the RLW, but I have the 1023RL (same saw, no router table) and I love it. Assuming there are few material differences between the RLW and the SLW I'd suspect that saw would be a steal at $500, but you might want to Google around for reviews of that particular model.
 

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That sounds about right to me. Plus the general rule around here is, knotscott knows table saws.

For reference, you can get a brand new G1023RLW with shipping for $1525 (or you can get the RL for $100 cheaper), and every so often Grizzly sells one or the other on promotion - e.g., $100 off, free shipping, etc. I don't know if I'd pay more than 50% of the retail cost of the newest model for a used version of its predecessor, especially if I had to pick it up from a remote location.

But I guess if it is far away, this is the time to hop on it - gas prices being what they are for now…
 

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It looks like it has the router table wing on it too, with the Shop Fox fence and mobile base. I would jump all over it for $500, but would go as high as $800; but that is just me, knowing what I know about this particular model saw. Ask the model year, what repairs have been made if any, can it still pass the nickel test, what blade comes with it, does it have the 220 plug ( you do have 220v ?) Does it have the stock miter gauge and blade guard with it? Really, there is no reward without risk, so you probably need to drive there to look at it, do some test cuts, and look the saw over. I have no idea how you will haul it if you buy it, but you could rent a small U-haul trailer with the low deck and take another strong back with you, but that's about as far as I can help you there. I think that this saw new is going for $1525 including freight, plus another $70 or so more for the mobile base right now from Grizzly. Good Luck, I hope that it is a good saw and that you are able to get it. I have had mine for 7 years and it has performed flawlessly.
 

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500 was the starting bid, so it should go for more. i upgraded to a 5hp ICS last wenter and sold my 10 year old 1023slx with 7' rails in that shape, and they have the nice shop fox HD base, so it looks good on the surface. I sold mine for 800. That's a good saw! (assuming bearings are in good shape and I'd check em).
 

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Take the time to look at it if you can… Email him and see… From what is described and pictured.. That is a heck of a good deal for that saw… And when you go look at it.. Take cash and see if he has end it now on it.. You never know he may just end the auction early if you have cash and are there..

Good luck and let us know how it goes… I wish I was in your position and closer..
 

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rent or borrow a engine hoist to take with you or rent there and some heavy duty tow or ratchet straps;you buy put the straps around the saw hook to the engine hoist jack up drive the trailer under.if your using 2 ton ratchet straps you can the use them to tie the saw down.
 

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rent or borrow a engine hoist to take with you or rent there and some heavy duty tow or ratchet straps;you buy put the straps around the saw hook to the engine hoist jack up drive the trailer under.if your using 2 ton ratchet straps you can the use them to tie the saw down.

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All you need is an appliance dolly. The guy that bought mine, helped me and we strapped it in, and put it in the back of this pickup. Once you remove the rails, and the two wings, it's not that bad. Two guys can lift it.
 
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