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Forum topic by Willygmcd posted 01-22-2019 11:24 PM 983 views 0 times favorited 11 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-22-2019 11:24 PM

Hey, hope I posted in the right place, new here. I put a 750 offer on this saw. Is this a decent price. Thanks for the help guys.

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#1 posted 01-22-2019 11:29 PM

The fence is good, saw is good, but being 3 phase adds some cost or complication for most people, so could end up on the high side.

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#2 posted 01-22-2019 11:34 PM

if you can back out,, Cancel your purchase.

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#3 posted 01-22-2019 11:41 PM

If I have 240v 60amp for an ellectric car, would that work?

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#4 posted 01-23-2019 12:04 AM

I’m certainly no expert, but I’m pretty sure that 3 phase electrical service is usually not available for residences; it’s typically limited to businesses or other sites which have high power needs. That said, there are devices which can convert single phase (residential) 240v to 3 phase. My guess is that your EV charger is single phase.

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#5 posted 01-23-2019 12:07 AM

If I have 240v 60amp for an ellectric car, would that work?
- Willygmcd

Not unless your 60 amp service is three phase, which I doubt.

3-phase isn’t a big deal… just add another $200 for a VFD and use that 60A service you have. But by the time you do that, add in the costs for new bearings, belts, and a couple of new blades, then you are getting up there in price. Then hope there is nothing else hiding that needs attention (like wiring, missing stuff, any cleaning/painting you may want to do, etc…).


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#6 posted 01-23-2019 12:34 AM

Yeah, if you wouldn’t have bid $1000 for a single-phase Unisaw, this ain’t it. I’d back out if you can, or use the 3 phase extra cost to you as a point of negotiation. Adding a VFD and wiring it in is the bare minimum you’ll need to even tell if the rest of it is fine.

Here in NorCal, you can find single phase Unisaws anywhere from $500-800 any given week.

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#7 posted 01-23-2019 12:47 AM

i think unless some one of knowledge in your area knows of the value of said tools, itd be hard for anyone from another geographical area to determine if you got a deal, or what ever, values change with the area of sale, the state, ect.

I travel a lot and am amazed at the value of things in other states as compared to my home state (Arizona), most of the wood working tools here are of new in last 40 years so not much old machinery available, so most is fairly modern, and expensive, seems to be a whole lotta wood workers in the sun state
If it works for you, then i’d say great day to have a new tool
Rj in az

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#8 posted 01-23-2019 12:48 AM

This is a really old saw. The Delta Rockwell combination name goes back before the 1970s. I had a lathe with that name on it I bought in about 1972. I don’t have exact dates but shortly after that it became just Delta.
I think the price is a little high. I’m thinking $500. So with the age and 3-phase wiring if it were me I would let it pass.

-- Les B, Oregon

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#9 posted 01-23-2019 01:12 AM

next time… just directly private message MrUnix before purchasing a Delta. He is Mr Unisaw…just misspelled the X, I think.

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#10 posted 01-23-2019 02:51 AM

An old Rockwell 3 phase? I’d say you bid too much. Sorry.
I might have given a couple hundred for it. Maybe.

But I’m buying a brand new Saw That Must Not Be Mentioned. So. Moot point for me anyway.
You want an old Ridgid TS? I gotta pay for the new beast somehow…

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#11 posted 01-23-2019 01:54 PM

Not to pile on, but I’d also suggest you back out of your offer.

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