|Forum topic by ryanjg117||posted 10-09-2015 12:30 AM||627 views||0 times favorited||9 replies|
10-09-2015 12:30 AM
I’m going to be checking out a used jointer/planer combination machine tonight and—being a novice woodworker myself—was wondering what I should be “looking for” in evaluating the machine.
Here’s the catch: the machine can’t be powered up. That’s right, the machine is 220V and the owner doesn’t have a 220V outlet in his garage. (He recently moved.) Obviously, this is a pretty big deal as I would like to be able to run some boards through and look at the finish.
That said, he has offered to essentially guarantee its performance (with a napkin warranty) once I have it moved.
I know there is some risk in such a transaction, but it seems to be a good deal on a really nice machine.
Knowing that it can’t be powered on, how would you evaluate its condition on-scene?