Fence Query, plus a joke

Folks -
I *may* have found an old Uni for ~1000 or so, but I am not yet sure if need/has a decent fence. I'm a-looking for input. A bies looks like it'll run 300 anyway.... I'd like feedback and leads for other good fences as well. I know of one called a "Mule" I believe.... but don't know what I might be missing in my search. Comments from users of different fences and the pros and cons would be very much appreciated.
TIA
John Moorhead Lakeport, CA
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I have the Biesemeyer and I love it. I've never used the Unifence, so I can't provide a comparison. I've had mine for about 10 months and haven't had to realign it at all and it's dead on accurate. I've also found it very easy to make jigs for and to clamp things to, which is pretty important.
About the Uni you found - if it is "old" then I can't see how $1000 is any kind of fair price, especially if you have to drop $300 for a new fence. You can get a brand new Unisaw for $1700 or so, and can get a Jet or Grizzly for even less (depending on the package).
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May need a fence, all for $1000? Price seems steep to me. I am not sure if I would pay $1000 with a Bies or Uniifence on it. Depending on age and condition I would pay somewhere around $500 to $750, unless it was like new, with a quality 50" fence, then maybe $1000 I passed up a brand new Unisaw a couple of years ago for $1000. It had a 30"Biesmeyer on it. Greg
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The saw is being offered at $1,000 OBO.... so.... I will know more tomorrow - and yes, I agree that 1k is a bit much... Saws have been going for 500 to about 800 on ebay. Thanks for your input!
John
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Don't pay OVER that IF it does nOT have a excellant quality fence. I bought mine reconditioned for less than $900 from Delta and I could not tell it was not new/never used.
On Mon, 17 Nov 2003 04:16:11 GMT, "john moorhead"

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I paid somewhere between $1100 and $1150 for a new Unisaw without fence. I had a 30" Beis that I had mounted on an old Crafrsman. As a rule of thumb, I limit my budget to 70% of new price when something is "like new." I factor down from there depending on condition.
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