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lensf

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06-25-2019 12:22 PM

Topic tags/keywords: saw 14 radial arm saw power tools

Hello, I have a 14” radial arm Saw a “De Walt Multiplex” Style 75991 which I would like to sell as I have been a cabinetmaker for 40 years and no longer need it as I am downsizing. Would like to get some feedback on what to be able to expect to sell it for. I have it on Craigslist for $2400 ad that is about 1/3 of what they are selling for at place where I inquired comparable new. Does anyone out there have any interest in buying it, or can give me advice on how to sell this wonderful, sturdy saw.


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#1 posted 06-25-2019 03:04 PM

Think about who your market is. That’s a huge machine for a hobby shop and besides most hobby ww’ers have gone to sliding miter saws.

So you’ll probably be appealing to a commercial shop.

In general radial arm saws don’t move well, exception being the “old iron” .

Might be a tough sell see what happens. Drop the price by $200/week?

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#2 posted 06-25-2019 04:00 PM

You are mostly talking to hobbyists in forums like these, and I agree with what Robert said. I seriously doubt you’ll be able to sell at that price. A lot has to do with the local market you’re in, but I’d rethink what I need to get out of it.

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#3 posted 06-25-2019 05:00 PM

+1 Mostly commercial users want the large 14” RAS.
They take up to much space for home shops.

I see large RAS all time at local cabinet shop – owner retiring auctions; the older 14” monsters usually sell for <$1000. If it’s one of the newest General/WoodTek/Delta models still available for $6K+ new, have seen them sell for ~$2000 at auction.
Only know this as when I see cheap enough 12/14” RAS at auction will pick it up.
Flipped two of the smaller 12” Delta commercial RAS in last couple years.

IMHO – RAS demand is very small. They got a bad rep for use in home shop via FTC recall.

Generally speaking; unless demand for tool is high in your area, sale takes a long time to get more than 30-35% of new cost.

Check out the commercial used equipment broker websites, or Ebay for price comparisons. They always have RAS for sale. Quick look just now brought up most of vintage 14” Delta/Dewalt RAS as listed below $1500?

+1 for ‘old iron’
If the RAS is old US made iron, target buyer might be different. Might try registering at owwm.org site and maybe sell via the classifieds. Still won’t get 50% of new, but will find more potential buyers.

Best Luck!

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