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Forum topic by Dan Thomas posted 03-15-2019 08:09 PM 510 views 0 times favorited 27 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Dan Thomas

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03-15-2019 08:09 PM

Topic tags/keywords: tablesaw sawstop jobsite

FYI: I am not trying to sell a saw here. I’m just wondering if anyone thinks I could sell it.

I have a SawStop JobSite table saw, which is about a year old. I kind of wish I had bought a higher end model, even though I have very limited space in my garage workshop.

So my question is, do you think anyone would buy a used SawStop JobSite table saw? I searched eBay and craigslist and I saw one used table like mine, and that’s it.

One problem is, the table surface scratches fairly easily on these saws, so there’s definitely some wear on the surface. Otherwise, it’s in great shape.

What do you guys think?

-- Newbie Dan, https://www.youtube.com/c/thenewbiewoodworker


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#1 posted 03-15-2019 08:48 PM

For me it’s all about price. I wouldn’t pay more than 50% of the cost of a new machine on Craigslist or Ebay. When someone is asking more than 50% of the cost of a new machine I go new. Not sure what you might ask for your machine. Some guys are getting good prices for used equipment. So really “it all depends”......Good luck to you.

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Dan Thomas

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#2 posted 03-15-2019 08:49 PM

Thanks, that’s good advice.

-- Newbie Dan, https://www.youtube.com/c/thenewbiewoodworker

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#3 posted 03-15-2019 09:09 PM

I would generally agree with Kelster. I always think that people trying to get more than 50% are just trying to get more than they are worth. EXCEPT…popular brands and models, to include Saw stop. I mostly see SS go for 60- 70% of new. You do need to take into consideration of how it was used….if you are a contractor dragging it around or a full time shop that have used it to death.
Just my .02

-- Mike

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Dan Thomas

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#4 posted 03-15-2019 09:11 PM

Thanks, Mike. Haven’t been dragging it anywhere.

-- Newbie Dan, https://www.youtube.com/c/thenewbiewoodworker

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#5 posted 03-15-2019 09:20 PM

List it for sale, should tell you pretty quick if there is a market.

I don’t agree with this automatic 50% rule. To may variables and section of the country/location to consider.

Something is worth what a buyer will pay.

-- Alaskan's for Global warming!

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Dan Thomas

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#6 posted 03-15-2019 09:23 PM

Not that I’m going to do this tomorrow or anything, but how should I list it? I’m in Southern California, by the way. ebay? craigslist? Some other way? I’ve never done this before, and it’s a little intimidating.

-- Newbie Dan, https://www.youtube.com/c/thenewbiewoodworker

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GR8HUNTER

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#7 posted 03-15-2019 09:25 PM

location location location see what is selling on your CL and FBM in your area this will help you set a fair price for both partys :<))))

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Craftsman on the lake

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#8 posted 03-15-2019 09:29 PM

If you put it on Craigslist give some background info. Be honest… The good reason you want to sell it. The scratches don’t mean the saw isn’t in good condition.

The reason is often very important. I’ve said. “maybe this tool is good for you but I have no reason to keep it as I don’t use it any longer. So looking for a good home for it.”

Or… “I love this tool and you might too. I just don’t have the room for it any longer.”

In your case.”I need a bigger saw. This is a great saw for limited space or someone needing to move it a lot to a work area”.

Of course the main reason we spend extra for the sawstop is the safety feature. So emphasize that. Put a link to a youtube hotdog video.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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Dan Thomas

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#9 posted 03-15-2019 09:35 PM

Tony: I somehow had never heard of Facebook Marketplace, but I guessed it from “FBM”. Thanks for sharing that!

Craftsman: I have no problem with being honest. I’m usually honest to a fault, and this is a case in point: The reason I want to replace it is that the JobSite saw has some things I really don’t like about it. I’ve actually done a video on the subject. So I’d feel remiss if I didn’t mention those things, which isn’t the best way to sell something.

As for the safety features, that I can sell. I stuck my thumb in the blade a couple of days ago, and only came away with a scratch. Had to replace the brake and the blade, of course, but that’s a lot better than changing my name to “Stumpy”! (apologies to James Hamilton)

-- Newbie Dan, https://www.youtube.com/c/thenewbiewoodworker

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diverlloyd

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#10 posted 03-15-2019 09:37 PM

Check your local high schools and see if they have a vocational program that could be interested in it. Then you could donate it or sell it at 50%, help the education system and then write the difference off on taxes as a donation to the school. Make a bit of money and get a tax right off with some good karma. Or maybe a student would want it for their own use. That’s what I would try first.

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dhazelton

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#11 posted 03-15-2019 09:37 PM

I don’t buy the 50% rule either. That saw will have more than a two year life (you’ve had it for one) so it’s worth more than that in my estimation – especially to someone who wants to continue to play the piano.

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#12 posted 03-15-2019 09:41 PM



I don t buy the 50% rule either. That saw will have more than a two year life (you ve had it for one) so it s worth more than that in my estimation – especially to someone who wants to continue to play the piano.

- dhazelton


Me either, we just sold a 9 year old Nova lathe for about 78% of new.

-- I always suspected many gun nuts were afraid of something, just never thought popcorn was on the list.

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#13 posted 03-15-2019 10:32 PM

I think there is a market. From what I understand, not a lot of SawStops come on the used market because the owners like them and have no reason to sell. And, that they sell fast. True?

You can always lower your price, so I’d start high. Plus, people will always expect you to come down some. One issue I can see is that at $1,300 new, every 10% is $130 and not a huge amount. So like Kelster58, I’m going to buy new if it’s only going to save me a few hundred bucks.

But heck, try for 75% and see what happens. Sounds like you have no reason to be in a hurry. Worst that can happen is another LJ member will flame you in the “Craigslist posters of gone nuts” thread.

-- Clin

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EdDantes

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#14 posted 03-15-2019 10:33 PM

50% is often what I’ll offer, or what I look for in a “good deal”. But if I’m trying to sell something, and I’m not in a hurry, that’s certainly not what I’ll list it at. I’d list a lightly used SawStop at 80% retail and wouldn’t feel bad about it. Listings for SawStops don’t come up often, and you shouldn’t have trouble selling it.

For reference, a SawStop contractor saw went at the AirWorks auction last month for $1200 (~70% retail) where I’d expect.to get slightly less than listing it as an ad.

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Craftsman on the lake

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#15 posted 03-15-2019 11:02 PM



Craftsman: I have no problem with being honest. I m usually honest to a fault, and this is a case in point: The reason I want to replace it is that the JobSite saw has some things I really don t like about it. I ve actually done a video on the subject. So I d feel remiss if I didn t mention those things, which isn t the best way to sell something.

I didn’t mean to imply that you weren’t honest. I was recommending that you volunteer some honest reasons. Often on Craigslist you’ll just see something like. Table saw for sale, come get it for $_. No info gives pause as to the reason for selling. Good reasons let the buyer know it’s not going because you might have been having trouble with it for instance. People often think…. “Why’s this guy trying to dump a good saw?”.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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