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Forum topic by SleepingFox posted 04-22-2021 12:35 AM 298 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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SleepingFox

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04-22-2021 12:35 AM

Hello everyone, like the title says I’m curious on your opinions on the table saw below. Seen some older articles saying this say was worth $1000 so thought that this seemed like it might be a high asking price. Keep in mind that the $1400 is CAD which is around $1100 USD for the Yanks in the crowd ;) It’s a general international 10”. I only know what you can see in the pictures.

Thanks for your time.

https://www.kijiji.ca/v-power-tool/calgary/general-international-table-saw-model-50-200l-m/1560376215


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#1 posted 04-22-2021 12:37 AM

eh. No riving knife and made in Asia.

The old Generals were real solid machines but General International is just a badge, more or less, and I doubt any better than Grizzly. In my area I see realistic sellers with older cabinet saws in the $4-600 range, but my area is not a machinery desert.

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#2 posted 04-22-2021 12:47 AM

It’s probably worth $1000 CDN. Better quality specs than a lot of saws from the same factory but not the same as a real General. I’d say a smidge better than Grizzly.

-- Darrel

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#3 posted 04-22-2021 02:39 AM

Generally speaking, $400-600 USD is reasonable price range for Taiwan made 20 yr old 2HP cabinet saw in my neighborhood (that sells in less than week). A 5-7yr old hybrid saw is on high end of that range.

+1 Not a machinery desert here in Arizona, just a desert. :-)

Second half of last year, folks seemed willing to spend couple hundred more, with average cabinet saw prices near $800-1000. But they often included a router plate, long fence, or other accessories to make it sort of a reasonable deal for new guy. That saw shows none of that.

Will say that something changed roughly March 2021? CL has been flush with $650-800 3-5HP cabinet saws, and they are taking 3-4+ weeks to sell. Am afraid the Covid premium due high demand from everyone trapped at home is waning. Arizona used WW tool prices always drop 10-20% in May-September after winter visitors leave. But price reductions are early this year?

Keep hoping for the selling rush after Covid, when everyone that bought WW tools gets back to work and decides they need garage space back. Fingers crossed for many bargains to flip…...

-- If it wasn't for bad luck, I wouldn't have no luck at all, Doom, despair, agony on me… - Albert King - Born Under a Bad Sign released 1967

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