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Offline sprior

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I just upgraded from a Delta Twinlaser (36-255L) to a Kapex and a friend is interested in buying my old saw.  Given our relationship we both want the price to be fair with his concern that I might be charging too little and mine being not to charge too much.

The package includes the saw itself, two of the Delta accessory clamps, a Forrest Chipmaster blade (in good condition), a vacuum hose accessory I built to attach it to a shop vac (the dust collection on this saw works surprisingly well), and possibly the New Yankee Workshop design saw bench I built (I'd settle for cost of materials for that part), and a 3D printed zero clearance insert in addition to the original insert.  All of this was used in a hobbyist setting so it's all been VERY well cared for and not worn.  Attached is a pic of the stand with the new Kapex.  There's a chance I might keep the stand for the Kapex, at least until I decide what I'd like better for it.

Can anyone give me a clue on a fair friend price for this (either with or without the stand)?


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Re: Price for Delta Twinlaser with accessories to sell to a friend
« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2017, 03:05 PM »
nice touch trying be fair to both sides!
If you have looked on ebay and Craigs List and not found anything helpful you might try this:
take a comparable power tool which does show up on those lists with probable actual selling prices and compare to the original cost new of the essentially the same item. After a couple of reference points you'll likely get a sense what percentage of new applies.

An exception would be if the tool is no longer available but has become a sought after or even cult item with bidding exceeding the new price.

In my own case, I would reach out to an auctioneer who does a good bit of business in selling off smaller woodworking companies. He might tell me what he/she thinks is a likely price to change hands.

If all else fails: eacch of you write down what you feel would be "fair" - turn over the papers and split the difference. At least your method would "Fair" even if the price is not perfectly centered.

let the rest of us know what you decided  [smile]


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Offline Alex

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Re: Price for Delta Twinlaser with accessories to sell to a friend
« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2017, 03:29 PM »
Used tools depending on their condition, can go from 50 to 60% new price, if the condition is good. If it is as good as new, it might even go for 70-75%.

Considering it's your friend, 50% seems very reasonable for a good working but clearly used tool.

Offline JayStPeter

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Re: Price for Delta Twinlaser with accessories to sell to a friend
« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2017, 05:27 PM »
I have a twin laser sitting in my basement that I'm hoping I'll get $50 for on CL.  The laser is shot, which only takes leaving it on by mistake for a while.  Overall the lasers work great until they don't, but the saw itself is pretty mediocre at best.  I'd say your value is in the chopmaster.  Forrest blades hold their value well.  Delta miter saws, not so much.
Jay St. Peter