How can I buy a New Cabinet Saw for only $20? #14: Slim Pickings but don't get discouraged...

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Blog entry by Chickenfoot posted 04-03-2012 02:25 AM 7276 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 13: Stormin in So. Cal. Part 14 of How can I buy a New Cabinet Saw for only $20? series Part 15: 1960 Delta Band Saw & My First Shopsmith »

It’s been a while since my last posting. Between all the storms coming thru So. Cal. and CL kind of drying up it’s been slim pickings in the area. I did buy a nice Shopsmith Planer on a powered stand with a couple other attachments for $110, should be able to make a couple bucks on them. It also got me thinking, I’ve seen a few shopsmith machines on Cl lately. After a couple days of researching the Bay, there’s a lot of people out there that restore and use these machines… I even went as far as contacting a seller that’s been parting these out for awhile and doing pretty good on the east coast, some questions about buying these machines. The one thing he helped me with was to buy cheep, Under $100 for a unit and you’ll make money, also attachments sell very well… So I think it’s something to look into if I can get one at a good enough price, plus I’m at a place money wise, where I can afford a small risk to see if it pans out. After the purchase of the Shopsmith equipment I’m at $1700 Keeping my eye on the big picture…

-- Mark-

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#1 posted 04-03-2012 12:05 PM

Good update. Looking forward to seeing future progress.

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#2 posted 04-03-2012 12:49 PM

ohh man youre almost there … i cant wait to see you fire up the new saw when the day comes!

-- Its not a crack, its a casting imperfection.

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#3 posted 04-03-2012 08:41 PM

Good score on the shopsmith planer.
They are very nice planers with a variable speed DC motor to drive the feed rollers.

-- Scott Smith, Southern Illinois

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#4 posted 04-04-2012 01:00 AM

Thanks for the kind words, If it wasn’t for this blog I believe I would have spent this money on something totally foolish like last year. Hope everyone’s are getting something out of it…

-- Mark-

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#5 posted 04-04-2012 01:38 AM

I still think you were a horse trader in your former life! Keep up the good work. You’re almost there.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#6 posted 04-04-2012 02:41 PM

I picked up a 1960 Delta 14” Band Saw last night, Taking the family to Disneyland today so I’ll have more info in a couple days…

-- Mark-

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