As some of you may know I like to browse craigslist from time to time. Mostly in the morning during the two or three hours it takes to get my body to the point where I can walk without too much pain. Well while browsing for Planers I happened upon a 5 HP single phase Belsaw Molder Planer. The add said it was in working condition but needed some work, the guy was moving shops and didn’t want to move it so it could be had for $300. Now that got me curious about what kind of work it needed so I sent the guy a quick e-mail asked him what was going on with it. I included that I had rebuilt a 30 year old Jet Bandsaw & Shopsmith so I was serious about it at the right price.
Boom an hour later he calls. Tells me that some idiot in his shop started it up without securing the blades and the inside got trashed. Hearing that I started to fade out but then he said “But I fixed all of that so there are all new gears rollers and guts, the only thing that needs fixing is the kickback guard and the hinges on the top” I brightened up significantly!! But that’s not all, what he said next floored me “Really I just want to get this out of here, I’d take a hundred bucks for it really” BOING!!!!!!!!!!
What’s your address I will be by in an hour! LOL
Yep so that is the story about how I got a Powermatic/Belsaw Molder 12” Planer Molder for $100. True I will likely be sinking some more money into it for molder blades but hell man ya just can’t beat that deal.
Not knowing exactly what this machine was the wife was upset about me spending $100 today. So I had to appease She Who Shall Be Obeyed, I sold my Shopsmith Telescoping extension legs that I have never used for 70 bucks. LOL I didn’t mention that I was already planning on selling them ;)
I would be GREATLY interested in hearing from anyone who knows anything about the capabilities of this machine. I bought it because my Harbor Freight Thickness Planer Sucks. But browsing the owners manual I see that it is a bit more than your standard planer. But really I am such a novice I don’t even know what I don’t know! LOL We have all been there at one time haven’t we. ;)
-- I wouldn't be so arrogant if you weren't such a moron!