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    There is a 1995 Excalibur scroll saw for sale. I am planning to go look at Thursday. It's a 30 inch one. It does not look as beefy as some of the newer models.
    What things should i look for to tell what kind of shape it's in? Should i stay away from that old of a saw ? They are asking 1200.00 for it. That seems a little high.
    Some guidance please.

  • #2
    Holy cow, when they were making them a 30" was priced a around $1029! You could buy a brand new Seyco or Jet for somewhat less than that. A new Hawk is around that price. I cannot imagine a 22 year old saw being anywhere near that price..... Guess I could be wrong,, been wrong before.
    AKA Paul from Washington State
    21" Excalibur
    22" Hegner.

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    • #3
      I personally wouldn't buy that saw for $200. I think it is plenty beefy, but Seyco doesn't support it, so you will be on your own if anything goes wrong, and stuff does go wrong on old saws.

      Some people have these and remember what they paid, and are sentimental. They think the saw "was as good then, and is still the same saw now", and they are right in a way. But markets values change, and unsupported models may still be capable, but capability doesn't equal value. Very once capable Deltas are filling landfills.

      Here is an interesting link for you: https://web.archive.org/web/19970630....com/saws.html

      -------Randy
      "Ever Striving, Never Arriving"
      website: http://www.coincutting.com/coincutting

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      • #4
        Thank-you for the updated information. You both point to an answer that i was thinking about.

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        • #5
          I just bought a brand new Ex-30 last year (2016). It was right at $1,000. $1,200 is wishful thinking on someone's part! Thank goodness you didn't buy on impulse.
          Linda at www.ArtIngrained.com

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          • #6
            If it was brand new i would consider offering more. How ever, I will be using Randy's suggested offer. I will be going to see it over the weekend. Monday i will update the post and close it out.

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            • #7
              If it's in good condition Randy's suggestion would give you a great deal. Ray at Seyco still has some parts for maintenance and he's a great help on the mechanical bugs. We look forward to hearing how this goes for you. Good luck!
              Linda at www.ArtIngrained.com

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              • #8
                Can get a brand new saw for that or even less than that, I got my ex 16 for about 600, when they were still make them, the new seyco saw think is runnign about that price and is pretty much a excalibur saw but made and sold by seyco.

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