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Forum topic by 7Footer posted 09-24-2013 02:12 AM 1176 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-24-2013 02:12 AM

Topic tags/keywords: dremel scroll saw drill press jointer trade

I have this Dremel 16” scroll saw model 1671 that was given to me by a co-worker who retired about a year ago (he was moving across the country and didn’t use it anymore). I have only used it once, and I know he used it very little, it is in great shape.

I also just got a bandsaw over the weekend, and I just don’t see my self doing much scroll saw work so I was thinking about putting it on CL for a trade.

What do you guys think it is worth / what could I trade for it?

I am in pretty desperate need of a drill press right now, but I don’t know if this thing is worth a full floor standing drill press (I would go for a pretty good sized bench top model if it were a decent brand). The other thing I want is a jointer, but again I don’t think its worth that much.

So just wanted to ask the experts what this is worth and whether or not I would be out of line asking to trade it for a drill press or jointer…

Thanks in advance.


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#1 posted 09-24-2013 02:17 AM

I would think you might be able to trade for a smaller bench top drill press, or an older 4” jointer, but with CL, it’s all about timing, finding the right person at the right time. With trades that’s always going to be tougher than just buying or selling something.

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#2 posted 09-24-2013 02:55 AM

You mean a Dremel Saw, right.

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#3 posted 09-24-2013 02:59 AM

Maybe I’m missing something here, but the saw pictured says it’s a Dremel.
The OP called it a Delta.
In either case it’s a low end hobby saw with an aluminum table.

Bottom line, that saw was sold for about $120 to $140 when new.
If it’s in good shape, all parts present and accounted for, it would be worth maybe $60 to $70.

I have a similar band saw, with Rockwell/Delta badge that sold for around the same money when new.
I see them on Craigs list all the time for $50.

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#4 posted 09-24-2013 03:13 AM

Yeah I meant Dremel my bad.


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#5 posted 09-24-2013 03:15 AM

I updated it … yeah not sure why I wrote Delta, guess I need a proof-reader before posting.


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#6 posted 09-24-2013 03:41 AM

I just picked up a Dremel saw identical to that one for $25.00 at a garage sale. They’re not worth a lot of money and they’re not the best saw available, but if you’re only going to use it occasionally, it will work. I had a smaller one that might have gotten used twice a year but I was glad to have it when I needed it. If you have the room to store it, hang on to it. It’s not costing you anything and if you need one in the future, you’ll probably spend more than you’ll get for the one you already have.

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