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Sark

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11-07-2019 12:39 AM

Topic tags/keywords: unisaw delta unisaw

I’m moving on to a Sawstop, and will be selling my Unisaw which I’ve owned for about 5 years. Don’t know what to sell it for. I’m in Orange County, California.
The specs:
Model 32-802, new bearings, 3HP motor, 240v
Fence: Unifence, cut to 32” max width of cut., with the Peachtree upgraded Uni-T-fence + the old delta fence which I use for routing.
Delta add-on splitter with kickback pawls
Also my folding outfeed table which I love and works great. (based on a design I found on Lumberjocks)
3 inserts.
A bit wonky: I used 3” angle iron to mount the Unifence, and the outfeed table.
Missing: Original motor cover (using plywood replacement), and original access panel which now has an mdf replacement

Not trying to make a killing, just want to sell for a reasonable price fairly quickly. I bought it for $600 without a fence, because I already had the Unifence, and spent a couple hundred on upgrades.
What are your ideas on pricing? Thanks.



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#1 posted 11-07-2019 01:13 AM

Take a look at the various on-line auction sites. They usually have some. Otherwise run a search for “unisaw for sale” and see what comes up. It looks to be in good shape but it depends on how much of a market there is locally.

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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#2 posted 11-07-2019 01:24 AM

I sold a Unisaw for 500. It was x5 series or something like that. A guy drove all the up from San Diego and bought it.
I’m just north of Pomona. I was surprised.
They are pretty popular saws.
Good Luck

-- Aj

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#3 posted 11-07-2019 03:49 AM

I paid around $850 for mine and I love it. Mine is likely a little newer but I’m not sure how much that matters.

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#4 posted 11-07-2019 04:06 AM

Whatever you think the market will bear around you, and you’re willing to take in the timeframe you’re looking to sell it in.

This might help https://orangecounty.craigslist.org/search/tla?query=unisaw

List it for $100 and I bet it will be gone by end of day tomorrow. List it for $1200 and you might have it for a while. Seems like $650-$850 would be a decent range based on others for sale around that area, depending on how fast you want it gone

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#5 posted 11-07-2019 12:15 PM

Sark,
I’d suggest that you keep the Unisaw and add other equipment which can help expand your capability.

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#6 posted 11-08-2019 03:14 AM

A new Sawstop won’t come with a Uni-Fence.

I really like the high-low option of the original fence on my UF. The PeachTree fence would be a nice, convenient option for a sacrificial fence (rabbeting, etc), and one of the shorter versions would make a good short fence for cross-cutting.

Selling the Unisaw without the Uni-fence will reduce its value considerably.

I personally don’t believe the Sawstop is worth it. YMMV.

Andy

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#7 posted 11-08-2019 11:28 AM

Other than the saw stop safety feature what are you looking to gain by getting the sawstop?

-- always something

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#8 posted 11-08-2019 12:47 PM

I sold my griz unisaw clone (g1023) for $650 and it took a few weeks to actually sell at the full price.

I also bought a pm66 with a 3 roll 1hp power feeder attached for $600

Both were the same area and timeframe and both had 52” beis fences.

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#9 posted 11-08-2019 02:23 PM

Sounds like $600-$700. All original original purchaser new would be easily worth a bit more

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Sark

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#10 posted 11-08-2019 03:33 PM

Jack et al. Yes, 600-700 sounds about right.

I like my Unisaw. So why Sawstop? Safety feature is #1. But apart from that, I want a saw with a true riving knife. The Delta add-on splitter works…but it is a pretty mediocre design. Someone on this site marketed a riving knife kit (some time ago) that could be installed on a Unisaw. Could never track him down. I’ve also tried the micro-splitter, which works, but I’m ready to go with a saw that’s properly designed for this feature.

The Unifence will go with the Unisaw. Sorry that it must be so. Two steps forward, and one step back.

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#11 posted 11-08-2019 03:58 PM

I would not buy the Sawstop for the splitter, but for the safety feature.

I used the Sawstop for over 5 years and saw no advantage over a unisaw that a little effort couldn’t do with a splitter…..

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#12 posted 11-08-2019 05:16 PM

Decide what your bottom line price is and add 50% along with an OBO or Price Negotiable. In my neck of the woods, a setup like yours could easily fetch $600 – $800 bucks.

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#13 posted 11-08-2019 06:24 PM


Someone on this site marketed a riving knife kit (some time ago) that could be installed on a Unisaw. Could never track him down.
- Sark

I think you mean Bob Ross (Borkbob, or maybe Borktown). Bork was the “bolt on riving knife. He passed away a few years back.

-- Our village hasn't lost it's idiot, he was elected to congress.

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#14 posted 11-08-2019 09:49 PM

Years ago I bought a riving knife for my Unisaw from a LumberJock member who made them.
The knife was very expensive and junk.
For years I have been using MJ SPLITTER SteelPro TK and I am extremely happy with it.

-- Bert

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#15 posted 11-08-2019 10:39 PM

The Delta add-on splitter works…but it is a pretty mediocre design.
- Sark

Are you referring to the disappearing splitter or some other one? I ask because I have the disappearing splitter on mine and love it… much better than the traditional splitter/guard combo and easy to drop when doing non-through cuts. Unfortunately, they are only available for Unisaws, and only right-tilt ones at that.

Cheers,
Brad

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