Building My Work Shop #17: He He He He I am SOOOOO Giddy!!!

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Blog entry by Crushgroovin posted 03-05-2011 09:38 AM 1817 reads 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Wow I got myself a BIG HUGE PRESENT Today!!!!!!!

1- PM2800

1- PWBS-14CS

1-Oliver 4230

When I am not trying to clear out space for them I am giggling to myself.

Oh yeah and the best part is the prices I got on thems thar tools.

The Brand Spanking new Powermatic PM2800 Drill Press cost me $500

The Brand Spanking new Powermatic PMBS-14CS Bandsaw with riser block installed cost me $680

The Brand Spanking new Oliver 4230 8” Jointer cost me $500

Geez at those prices I could re-sell them on Craigslist at a profit!

So Where may you ask did I get these bargains????

Equipment Sales & Surplus in Auburn, WA

They have a retail shop but sell nationally by phone or via eBay

They have more down there and a whole bunch of bargains on stuff from Jet, Powermatic, Oliver, & Wilton. So if you are looking for something specific call down there and ask for Neil. He runs the place and is one hell of a great guy to work with. They get all kinds of surplus items in down there. They had something like 25 PM2000’s last fall that they sold for about $1,300 a piece. They auction items on eBay as well, a PM2800 was just up there, with nationwide shipping.

-- I wouldn't be so arrogant if you weren't such a moron!

12 comments so far

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#1 posted 03-05-2011 10:15 AM

Looks like you were a mile from my house ;-)) Nice haul!!

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#2 posted 03-05-2011 10:25 AM

Oh I thought you were up north more. I am up in the Fairwood area out toward Maple Valley. Have big time ties to Auburn though. My dad has worked for Auburn Dairy on West Main for 20 years and is now the GM.

-- I wouldn't be so arrogant if you weren't such a moron!

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#3 posted 03-05-2011 03:59 PM

very nice!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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#4 posted 03-05-2011 04:51 PM

You got a fantastic deal on these tools. I just checked out their website and these tools are now listed on it at considerably more that what you paid. You must have a great contact there. Great shop addition.

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#5 posted 03-05-2011 05:04 PM


-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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#6 posted 03-05-2011 05:07 PM

You did GOOD!
- JJ

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#7 posted 03-05-2011 05:08 PM

OK, I’m officially jealous!!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#8 posted 03-05-2011 06:01 PM


-- Don - I wood work if I could. Redmond WA.

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#9 posted 03-05-2011 06:13 PM

Just to clarify, their “surplus” item prices are not advertised on their website. You have to call in and ask about a specific item and if they have it on “Surplus” you will get a heck of a deal.

-- I wouldn't be so arrogant if you weren't such a moron!

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#10 posted 03-05-2011 06:14 PM

Nice score! I’d be giddy too. I hear the Oliver jointer is a BEAST.

-- Brad, Oregon- The things that come to those who wait, may be the things left by those who got there first.

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#11 posted 03-05-2011 06:39 PM

You deserve to be giggling, what a steal! Those are all solid manufacturers, surprised at the clearance prices.
Love the jointer

-- Scott "Some days you are the big dog, some days you are the fire hydrant"

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#12 posted 03-06-2011 07:08 PM

Wow, that is quite the score, to say the least! Those are absolutely disgusting prices on brand new equipment. I’m especially liking the jointer.

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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