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Old 12-15-2013, 03:01 PM   #1
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Default Realistic price for a RBI Hawk 220VS

Hello Everyone:

There's an RBI Hawk 220VS saw with low use on the local CL with 300 blades included for $750. What would a reasonable cash offer be?

I'm a beginning scroller with a 16" VS Delta saw (uses plain end blades) that I bought new in the mid-90's.
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I bought an RBI VS at an auction, for $200.00, used it a while and found a Dewalt on CL and bought it for $300.00. Sold the RBI to a friend for $200.00, before I'd give that much for it I'd buy a new Dewalt 788 and have money leftover and buy blades with it. Blades are not that expensive. I'm sure some RBI fans will disagree with this.
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RBI is a nice saw but as Okie says I have seen them on CL sell for under $300. I would take a look at the Excalibur from Seyco for that kind of money, If the guy is willing to take much less, I would get the serial number off that saw and call RBI and talk to the techs. They can tell you what was on that saw when it was built and give you a better idea on what to look for. Dont let them try to snow you, 300 blades, when you can buy them for under $4 a dozen isnt that big of a bump to the price.
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I just bought a used 220 Hawk for $350 in very nice condition.
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I know it's spendy; the saw has been on/off CL for over a year...thanks for the feedback, everyone!!!
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If it were in perfect condition $500.00 should be the top end. Age and condition will dictate the value down from there. I would agree with the rest that $350.00 range would be more realistic.
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300 blades don't mean nothin' if they're not the blades you use.
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I am a big fan of the Hawk , but it really depends on it's age since there were some design changes over the years.
$750 is too much in my opinion if it was a G4 or newer in excellent condition I might consider it.
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Shoot,,, I thought you were talking about RBI ( runs battin ) as in baseball LOL! I would look for a better deal. I have seen them for less than $300. on CL but lately haven't seen any at all. on CL over here. Have a great day Fay
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Five years ago I bought a slightly used Hawk 226VS for $750. The saw was mint. It had the magnified light, stand, a couple hundred assorted Flying Dutchman blades and a 6 books of patterns. If I was in the market now I would be looking at about $450.
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