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Forum topic by jophoto posted 07-05-2015 07:05 PM 730 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-05-2015 07:05 PM

Thanks in advance.

Have decided to invest in some tools to set up a shop. For now, it will be in my garage. I am planning to buy used equipment mainly. I have found a very local seller on CL, and have gone to visit his shop and see the tools. I am pleased as he and his wife are good people, and have taken care of their tools, and were very straightforward with me on everything. He is asking premium prices because he knows what he has, and how it has been treated. I do not mind paying a little extra to get quality, but since this is first time buying tools of this caliber, I wanted to see if this community could offer some advice as to whether prices are right, and tools are worthy of consideration.

First, the table saw. Can’t find suitable used deal near me, so leaning toward the Delta 36-725, from Lowes, at $600, before I apply any coupons I can find. It seems to be best option in that price range, and offers the wheeled base which is necessary for me.

Used tools:

JET JWBS-14CS/OS 14” Bandsaw. 1HP, 115/230-V. Very nice, clean. He has mounted a light, and has a few extra new blades. It has the nice fence, and a miter guide. Cabinet is almost flawless. He was asking $500, and came down to 475. I believe he said it was ~4 years old.

JET DC1100C Dust Collector 110/220 v. 1 1/2 HP. This DC has the canister type filter on top with the handle for cleaning. Includes push button remote control and assorted hoses and connectors. He was asking $400, and came down to 350. He is throwing in about 6 gates married to PVC elbows that he got from guy he bought it from. It also has some tubing. Very clean. We took off the top and it looks like filter might need replacing, but I am no expert. It may just need a thorough blowing out. I did see that I can get a replacement filter from Wynn for $100-150 range.

Rockler router table with fence, dust port, hold downs. Comes with a Dewalt DW618 Router combo. The router and the table are in excellent shape. Router is 2 1/4 HP and includes fixed and plunge bases, 1/4” and 1/2” collets. Mounted to a homemade stand which is included. This was also in great shape, and he is throwing in bits as well. He is asking $275, and came down to $250.

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#1 posted 07-05-2015 07:13 PM

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#2 posted 07-05-2015 07:21 PM

They are on the high end. If you have the money to spend its a pretty safe bet it seems.

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#3 posted 07-07-2015 06:14 PM

There’s a lot to be said for one-stop shopping, convenience-wise.

The prices aren’t blow-out, but fair. Personally, without thinking too much about it, the one that seems the most over priced is the DC, but it is nicer than my 1.5HP Reliant that cost me $150.

Gates and plumbing add up FAST, so the more you can get him to throw in the better. One trip to Rockler or Woodcraft for that stuff will anger you.

Another personal hot button for me is the router. Is that set up easy to adjust from above the table? I could NEVER go back to under table adjustment. The table seems like a very basic setup, much like what I upgraded from after just months of use because I outgrew it quickly.

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#4 posted 07-07-2015 09:43 PM

Ended up getting all 3 for $1000. He threw in 5 gates, and 3, 10 foot hoses along with many hose clamps. And, a host of router bits.

Thanks for feedback

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#5 posted 07-07-2015 09:47 PM

Sounds like a you ended up with a very fair deal. The DC accessories and router bits may seem like throw ins to some, but the cost of buying those can add up quickly. Really added a lot of value to an already decent deal.

Good luck, be safe and start making sawdust.

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