Help me price a saw (and planer), please!

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Forum topic by BusterBrown posted 04-24-2019 02:37 PM 498 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-24-2019 02:37 PM

I had the good fortune to invest some time and money in shop upgrades. My table saw and planer were both replaced and it’s time to part with the old equipment. I’m having trouble determining fair market value and figured I’d turn to the experts here for some advice.

First up, my trusty Craftsman table saw. On one hand, these are a dime a dozen and worth whatever you can get. On the other hand, this one has some nice upgrades that might separate it from the pack.

- 10 in blade capacity
- 13A, 3600 RPM, 120V
- Model 315.228390
- 2 cast iron wings, left wing is bored for router mounting
- 41” Biesemeyer fence
- Includes stand, mobile base and 2 legs (not pictured) to support the right side.
- Not that it makes a huge difference, but I’ll probably throw a fixed base Craftsman router in to complete the package.

Next up, my planer. This has been a real workhorse but I need something with dust collection.

- 12” x 5.9” capacity
- 15A, single phase, 120V, 8000 RPM
- Model 22-540, Type 2

Any thoughts on what I should ask/expect to take on either of these are much appreciated!

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#1 posted 04-24-2019 03:03 PM

DEPENDS … on your location search CL ,FBM .OU in your area …. base your price on that …. the saw does have nice upgrades …. so start high you can always come down make em think they getting a bargain :<))))))

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#2 posted 04-24-2019 06:55 PM

+1 depends.

FWIW average resale prices on the parts of Contractor Saw here in AZ:
Basic saw = 75-200, Biesemeyer fence = 125-175, Router extension = 75-125, mobile base 25-50
IE ~$300 in slow market, maybe $550 in market with high demand?

Chances of getting higher price for contractor saw or router extension are dependent on accessories (ZCI inserts, push block, sleds, router bits, fence supports, etc). Contractor saw priced over $400-500 is also selling in same market as vintage used cabinet saw, and can take time to find right buyer. What holds back resale pricing on upgraded contractor saws is 1.5HP motor, compared to 2-3HP on cabinet saw with same fence for $600-700.

Best Luck.

-- I'm an engineer not a woodworker, but I can randomly find useful tools and furniture inside a pile of lumber!

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#3 posted 04-24-2019 07:28 PM

$350-$550 for the saw.
$100 for the planer.

The saw looks great, but it is what it is….a pre-riving knife old school contractor saw with an outboard motor.

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#4 posted 04-25-2019 04:21 AM

Thanks! I’m in the Denver area and did take a look at Craigslist and Nextdoor. Direct comps were hard to find but the comments here definitely help. The limitations of this set-up are exactly why I bit the bullet and upgraded to a real cabinet saw. I think my ideal buyer is someone like myself a few years ago: ready for their first ‘real’ saw but not ready to commit to a cabinet saw. Hopefully someone nearby will see value in rolling this into their shop and getting to work versus pouring time and money into a restoration project.

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#5 posted 04-25-2019 06:23 AM

I’d agree with the 300-500 for the saw but I’d say the planer will go for around 180-200 pretty easy

-- Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with all thy might

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#6 posted 04-25-2019 12:31 PM

Not too sure what’s a great price, but here’s something that I’d consider if I was in your shoes:
Get a relative/friend interested in woodworking and give them a good deal on them (like $250 for both or something) or give for free! Many people are interested in starting into woodworking, but the high cost of some of the basic tools is sometimes prohibitive! Just an idea.

-- Pete

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