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Forum topic by LonghornLumber posted 12-01-2017 06:04 PM 4542 views 0 times favorited 15 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-01-2017 06:04 PM

Hey y’all,

I’m looking at buying a second-hand SawStop PCS. In need it wired for 110V so that limits it to 1.75 hp. The 36” T-glide fence would be nice (and it’s all I have room for). This would go for about $2600 wit tax new. Throw in a couple of spare brake cartridges and a mobile base and you can hit $3000 in a hurry. What would be a fair price to pay second-hand, assuming mint condition? FWIW, their warranty is only to the original owner and does not transfer.

Thanks all!

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#1 posted 12-01-2017 06:31 PM

It depends on how important the saw stop feature is to you. I would guess subtracting $200 for the first through 5th year would be a fair price as long as everything works as it should. A 1-3/4 hp motor indicates it is a hybrid saw and not as desirable as a full 3 hp cabinet model.

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#2 posted 12-01-2017 08:00 PM

Good luck. Used Sawstops are rare and go very quickly. A quick look at the Canadian equivalent of craigslist found zero used Sawstops for sale in the entire country.
The price for a new 1.75hp PCS Sawstop with a 36” T glide fence starts at $3700 new + tax, not $2600….

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#3 posted 12-01-2017 08:13 PM

Good luck. Used Sawstops are rare and go very quickly. A quick look at the Canadian equivalent of craigslist found zero used Sawstops for sale in the entire country.
The price for a new 1.75hp PCS Sawstop with a 36” T glide fence starts at $3700 new + tax, not $2600….
- Manitario

Not sure where you are getting that $3700 figure… we talking USD or Canadian ? :)
Base price (USD) for a 1.75hp PCS is $2,299. w/32” fence it’s $2,569 (from Sawstops web site).
Amazon has them for ~$2700 w/free shipping

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#4 posted 12-01-2017 08:18 PM

I don’t have a SawStop, probably will never have one. Not in my paygrade. I will however hope that you make this happen and bring this one home for yourself.

Good Luck!

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#5 posted 12-01-2017 08:32 PM

I would guess that for the small amount you would save if you could find a used SawStop, you’re better off getting a new one with a warranty. I shopped for used SS for close to 2 years and finally got a new one from Acme tools when they had a one day sale with 25% off their entire stock. I’m not sure they have this sale every year and if they do I’m guessing they forgot to exclude SawStops from their sale when I got mine.


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#6 posted 12-01-2017 08:33 PM

The 1.75hp Sawstop PCS is still a cabinet saw and pretty much identical to the 3hp otherwise.

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#7 posted 12-01-2017 08:37 PM

In general from what I’ve seen and paid
50% of retail is a good starting point for
used woodworking equipment with relatively
up-to-date features.

This doesn’t apply to Festool equipment
which holds its value much better than other
brands and perhaps not to Sawstop due to its
patented features.

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#8 posted 12-01-2017 08:47 PM

a1Jim what time of year was that Acme Tools sale, if you recall? Thanks

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#9 posted 12-01-2017 09:10 PM

I think it was a little before or after Christmas ,you can sign up for Acme’s sale emails and keep an eye out but I don’t know if they do that every year or not.


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#10 posted 12-01-2017 11:02 PM

no sales listed yet… but this price doesn’t include shipping.

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#11 posted 12-01-2017 11:18 PM

I’m pretty sure SawStop doesn’t allow dealers to sell below MSRP. Though I think they are free to throw in accessories to sweeten the deal.

As for a 1.75 HP vs 3 HP. It’s typically very easy to add a 240 V circuit. So don’t assume becasue you don’t have one, you can’t have a 3 HP saw. Obviously it depends. If your breaker panel is in the shop/garage area it is likely trivial to add. If your shop is well away from the breaker panel, then of course running a wire can get complicated to do well.

I have the 3 HP PCS and don’t regret paying for it. But, I doubt I’ve done anything the 1.75 HP wouldn’t have handled fine.

Good luck finding a used one.

Keep in mind these are great saws and quite possibly the last table saw you’ll every buy. Spread out over perhaps a few decades, the difference of cost between new and used will be in the noise. But, few of us are made of money, and you have to draw a line some where.

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#12 posted 12-02-2017 12:37 AM

Ok folks I gave you bad information,I just looked up my Receipt and found that the sale was through Zoro a company I’d never heard of before, after a day or so I looked online for reveiws of Zoro and they were not good at the time and the fact the sale had 25% off and free shipping I was very concerened that I had been scamed espeically after SawStop told me the same thing that no one is alowed to sell for less than MSRP but Zoro sold me my SawStop ICS51230-52 5 HP 230V 60 Hz Cabinet Saw with 52-Inch for $3299 plus free shipping which everyone else said the there was $350 shipping surcharge, to make things even scarier the saw did not arive on time it was supose to. Now I’m thinking I’ve been scammed for sure or they’re sending me a different model or a demo. I kept touching base with Zoro and they explained why the saw was late (SawStop was running late with shipping) I confirmed with SawStop , I was very impressed with their customer service keeping me updated and called back when they said they would. They were not anything like the bad reviews had said. All said and done the saw came on the revised delivery date and was the correct saw.Why they could sell it for that price and free shipping I could never figure out, other than they possibly should have excluded it their sale and once the order was made they stood behind their offer.


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#13 posted 12-02-2017 02:29 AM

For some reason unknown to me some products like apple computers or festool tools have much higher resale value than the others. Sawstop is in this category too. If you do find it used the savings most probably will be moderate. I would rather add a few hundreds and have a piece of mind of having new merchandise perks such as warranty, service, knowing the full history etc.
now if you buy used Unisaw or Jet that would be another story as the savings could be significant.

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#14 posted 12-02-2017 12:08 PM

I wouldn’t hesitate to buy a used SS, and looked for one for about a year before I bought a new one. Warranties aren’t much of a concern to me, and SS has such fantastic CS you can get help whether it’s second hand or not. But I would want to save a little money if I bought a used one (that’s why I didn’t, they were all too high, IMHO). There is a fellow on Woodnet that somehow comes up with NIB Sawstops quite regularly and sells them at a modest discount (20%, +/-), as I understand it they are returns or something. But you will be hard pressed to find a sale that amounts to much…I think I got a free sawblade and something else with mine, unless you fall into something like Jim did.

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#15 posted 12-02-2017 12:51 PM

On the very rare occasion they come up in my area (CT), people are usually looking for ~90% off retail. I’m sure there is some additional flexibility thereafter but I doubt much. Personally, I can’t imagine paying 85% of new on any used tool.

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