Good Deal? Stihl concrete saw

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by fool32696, Apr 4, 2009.

  1. fool32696

    fool32696 LawnSite Senior Member
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    I was planning on just buying a new 420 saw but you guys pushed me to go bigger and I found this http://tampa.craigslist.org/hil/tls/1092027656.html . I got the guy to $950 via email and was wondering if I should pull the trigger. I found the saw new for $1340 plus tax and was told the cart and water attachment run $600+. Also a couple of diamond blades are included. You guys probably have no use for the cart, but I'll be cutting in a lot of expansion joints in concrete.
     
  2. DVS Hardscaper

    DVS Hardscaper LawnSite Fanatic
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    call your local stihl dealers and find out how much they would cost if you bought one from them.

    Then, you can decide if it's a good deal, or not.

    Also, make sure it has a serial number and isn't hot. Cut off saws have a way of developing legs.
     
  3. fool32696

    fool32696 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Local dealer wants $1340 plus tax. I'll make sure that it has serial numbers. How would I check to see if it's stolen?
     
  4. skidster32

    skidster32 LawnSite Member
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    we have one of those carts at work....they are amazing...
     
  5. soopa

    soopa LawnSite Member
    from NY
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    nice rig. great setup for what you'll be doing. if it was truly used one time, it seems like a "steal". i'd jump on it.
     
  6. BostonBull

    BostonBull LawnSite Senior Member
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    Beware of knockoffs! Chinese made cutoff saws look very similar to the untrained eye.
     
  7. fool32696

    fool32696 LawnSite Senior Member
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    I picked up the saw yesterday. It runs great, came with all the Stihl paperwork, and looks almost new. This ts800 with a 16" diamond is a night and day difference to the ts350 with abrasive wheel that I used years ago.
     
  8. ParkviewNursery

    ParkviewNursery LawnSite Member
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    We just bought 24 blades, and got two saws for free.
     
  9. fool32696

    fool32696 LawnSite Senior Member
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    How much were the blades and how do you like them? Did they give you two Ts800s? I know most of those promotions are for Ts420s.
     
  10. ParkviewNursery

    ParkviewNursery LawnSite Member
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    2 420's.......couple thousand, but the blades should last us all year
     

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