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#1 posted 01-30-2013 09:09 PM

All the machines that I can identify are decent, if not worth a ton. The Craftsman machines are from an era when Craftsman was a respected hobbyist brand. The bandsaw, jointer, and disc sander should sell on Craigslist fairly easily, depending on how you price it. Scroll saws are harder to sell, from what I’ve seen.

The DeWalt radial arm saw is one of the best small radial saws ever made. But radial arm saws are out of fashion, as a lot of people consider them dangerous, so the street price for it is somewhere between $100-150.

Ultimately, how quickly you want to get rid of the machines will determine how much you will get for them. If you want them out of your life quickly, put an ad on Craigslist saying $300 takes everything (but stipulate that they have to take everything). You might get Todd’s prices if you are patient, but in my experience it will take a while to sell, and you’ll have to deal with Craigslist ditherers.

You might also consider placing an ad on (you’ll have to register to do this). It’s a site for old wood and metal working machinery enthusiasts, so it’s definitely the right audience. The only downside to it is that you’ll likely not get maximum open-market value for some of the machines since the buyers tend to prefer more heavy-duty old iron.

Best of luck.

-- ian | "You can't stop what's coming. It ain't all waiting on you. That's vanity."

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