OK, I'm shopping for a table saw and apparently the Unisaw is the nut when
it comes to table saws. Why? Even the older 40's Rockwell models bring big
bucks on ebay. What makes this saw so special?
Todd L<-----newbie so take it easy :)
They have been around for a long time, and the name is recognized. Quality
and workmanship has been an issue on later models.
But, You would probably do just as well and come out a bit cheaper with a
Jet cabinet saw and come out a lot cheaper with a Grizzly cabinet saw.
Kinda one of those, "if you gotta ask" things I guess.
Seriously, the Unisaw, PM66, General 350, Jet
WantsaBeAUnisaw and the Grizzly WantsaBeAUnisaw
are all good saws. If I had my druthers though and
was just starting out (with money) I'd own the General.
Part of it is that you can find parts for a 40 year old delta. Can you say
that about the competators? That is why they are still around, provided that
they ever needed parts. My unisaw was made in 1939, and was used in a school
for most of it's existance.
My credo for most items is sell on eBay, buy elsewhere. <G>
Too many people get caught up in auctions and bid far more that some
items are worth. I recently saw a Jet jointer sell for more than new,
PLUS shipping on eBay.
Set _your_ maximum comfortable price in your head at the beginning of
the auction and STICK TO IT. If you get outbid, let the item go,
don't join a war.
In the meantime, keep the cash ready and watch your local "Bargain
Shopper" news papers.
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