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Hi everyone. I was wondering if $475 was a fair price for a lightly used X5? It looks like it has the riser as well as the carter bearing guides in it. Hopefully it is still available come Monday so I can probably snag it. All the other enclosed deltas I have seen have been running about $350-400 without risers. The one I did find has the riser, but will need a good cleaning, and he wanted $550. Hopefully this one doesn't slip through my fingers like several of my other finds. Working 50-60 hours a week puts a damper on tool buying.
 

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I wouldn't pay that much for it. The carter guides are nice, but absolutely unnecessary. Cool blocks, or even steel or wood blocks will yield stellar results if the saw is set up right.

Does it have a fence? I assume it has the 3/4 HP motor.

I would pay $400 for it. But, as I said, I see no real value in the carter guides.
 

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I would think equipped the way you described it would be worth somewhere in the $475 area. I've seen them sell for more (not to me) but those didn't even have the Carter guides. Good luck with whatever you choose to do!
 

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I'm assuming you are referring to a bandsaw. I had an x5 sander that was a total POS. With a riser and carter guides depending on age and condition, I'd not go over 300 myself. I picked up an 34 solid cast iron BS for a little over 200. If its a later model, I'd go half that.
 

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Well the X5 was sold, but I went and looked at another and it ended up being a 1hp 28-203 that had a riser and carter bearings. Overall it was in great shape and he wanted $550, ended up settling for $425. Not a steal by any means but it did come with a spare set of tires, not sure if they are rubber or urethane. Seems to be an ok price based on similar saws on Craigslist in the area. Now just a new blade and a tuneup and time to cut.
 
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