Wondering what the group thinks about this deal I saw in the paper:
Jet 3HP Cabinet saw JTAS-10, 5 years old ("light use"), Biesmeyer fence, 30"
rip capacity, fold-down roller outfeed table, router insert, mobile base,
miscellaneous Freud blades, zero clearance inserts.......
I'd say it's in the ballpark, depending on how much "miscellaneious" you
get. If there is a decent dado set in the package, that will save you some
bucks. Is the outfeed table commercial or home brew? If home brew is it well
done? I've never understood putting a cabinet saw on a mobile base, but if
you need one, that's a few bucks also. I'm going to assume that you will
offer a lower price to start discussions off. You can always come up, but
not go down in the price you offer.
My rule of thumb is never pay more than 70% of new price for something used.
To qualify for the 70%, an item needs to be like new. Normal used price is
5 years ago, that saw was probably cost about $1100-$1200 new. If it has
the 15 roller outfeed table, that is about $300 new, the mobile base about
$200 new. Personally I would not consider the blades, router insert, or
zero clearance inserts to add to the value.
OK, so going by the 50% rule of thumb I probably shouldn't pay any more than
The outfeed table and mobile base are definitely plusses. I just don't have
the space for a saw to be permanently located. About 10% of the time I have
to move it to make a cut.
Well, the decision is up to you on what you pay. I was just throwing those
numbers out so that you would have an idea of that saw probably cost 5 years
That said, I bought that saw 3 1/2 years ago with the 15 roller out feed,
mobile base, zero clearance insert, and a new WWII blade for about $2100.
including tax. Given a 50% rule, $1000 would be about right if you compare
to today's prices.
This saw was sold for $1299.00 with $100.00 rebate five years ago.
Depends on the extras, do you need what comes with the saw? I would
say offer $850.00 and take it from there.You could buy a new
cabinetsaw for well under $1000.00 (Grizzly has excellent cabinet
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