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dustyguy1

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01-21-2020 07:20 PM

Topic tags/keywords: saw table saw rogers vintage

Hi I have a Rogers model 61 tablesaw was saved from working shop everything works. No motor or fence arbor was trued by Machine shop. I don’t have room for it and would like to see it got to some one who will enjoy it.


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#1 posted 01-23-2020 08:30 AM

Gift to someone, or for $$$$$$$$ If a dollar amount is involved it would be best to state that here.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#2 posted 01-23-2020 08:44 AM

Sorry the saw is in portland or. I don’t know what the value is for this. But would $700 be in the ball park??

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#3 posted 01-23-2020 10:48 AM

Found this information about the company: http://vintagemachinery.org/mfgindex/detail.aspx?id=700

Given lack of information & documentation for this table saw and needing a fence & motor, $700. way too much! Time & money to get this saw operational a big factor.

Good luck with it!

-- Bill

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#4 posted 01-23-2020 11:37 AM

Like I said don’t know how much it’s worth $700 was a guess $200 would have someone a cool saw.

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#5 posted 01-23-2020 08:31 PM

If look at reconditioned saw and asking price and read what poster has to say even with restorations may not get back the time or money invested if there is no interest. Just because a woodworking machine is old doesn’t increase it’s value.
http://www.vintagemachinery.org/classifieds/detail.aspx?id=18025&p=4

When can buy a Delta 10” Unisaw 3 phase in good working condition for $5 50 or less. why would anyone give you $200. for essentially scrap iron. http://www.vintagemachinery.org/classifieds/detail.aspx?id=17976

If peruse all four pages of the classified adds will see old iron even after restoration may not be worth much yet there are some real diamonds there too. Must be big reason lot of machines as is & where is for sale

-- Bill

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#6 posted 01-23-2020 08:37 PM

Looks like a labor of love so your customer is a collector or noob. I would give it to one of those youtube guys that specialize in restorations, if they’ll come and get it.

-- Rick M, http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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CaptainKlutz

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#7 posted 01-23-2020 09:38 PM

+1 that is labor of love.
Suggest you join OWWM.org, and advertise on their classifieds.

Value?
- How much does it weigh? It’s worth $0.10 per lb as scrap metal, minus freight charge to scrap yard.

- Not having a motor with saw is big deal. They add significant cost to rebuild. Not having an original motor, makes it worth lot less to OWWM types.

- The Rodgers TS are susceptible to trunion cracks or broken gears/shafts, especially on the tilt adjustment. The exposed internals will rust lock and are easily damaged if forced. The difference between ~$50 scrap value and more valuable machine base is very small, and requires close inspection.

- As already posted, lots of competition for old TS sales. With insurance companies requiring Sawstop to even be insured; commercial market is dumping old table saws all time. Hobby market is saturated with them. Can pick up a running but neglected 10” Unisaw for less than $500. If missing motor/fence; they become < $100 parts machines instantly as the $600-800 replacement parts cost exceeds the used market price for machine. Gone are days where antique TS will sell for $1000+ (unless it comes with a ton of accessories).

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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#8 posted 01-23-2020 09:39 PM

Hey you don’t have to sound like a dick. And I want this to go to someone who loves this saw Or may need parts for there’s and not the scrap pile. And deltas are shit and I can find them for $200!all day long. Never said this was a turn key this is old was removed from a working shop.

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#9 posted 01-23-2020 10:02 PM

Sorry if you were offended by a blunt outline of a low valuation on your TS, but you did ask if $700 was fair?

Have owned two Rodgers wood working machines in past. Have been rebuilding tools for many years. What I posted above is facts I know dealing with ARN, and you can confirm if you ask folks on OWWM?

Still no reason for name calling?
How we treat members

#report_offense

#unwatch

-- 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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#10 posted 01-25-2020 12:19 PM

Dustyguy1 don’t think have to shoot the messengers providing facts and online links to trying to help you. Internet is full of antique, classic, old, and vintage tools & machines for sale at both at reasonable and crazy prices. Choice to use or not information provided is definitely yours!

http://vintagemachinery.org/mfgindex/detail.aspx?id=700&tab=4

-- Bill

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