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Forum topic by NewTown posted 02-20-2010 01:17 AM 2637 views 1 time favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-20-2010 01:17 AM

Topic tags/keywords: old oliver

I am looking to continue growing my shop, and am always looking for old woodworking machinery (Pre 1960ish). I like the looks and quality of old cast iron.

I currently am looking for a bandsaw, disc and spindle sanders, a mortiser and multiples of a few of my other machines.

If you have something in the NY/PA area, please let me know. Thanks!

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#1 posted 02-20-2010 01:20 AM

You may already know, if not I’ll throw this up as a suggestion:

-- God is great, wood is good. Let us thank Him for wood......and old hand tools.

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#2 posted 02-20-2010 10:00 PM

Use CraigsList there are increadable bargains there on quality used machinery. I mean it is a GOLD mine if you know what you are looking for and are patient. I have found dozens of Delta / Rockwell machines there like the unisaw for great prices. Never pay full retail when these machines are changing hands all the time as people inherit these tools and just want them gone. I recently bought an SK 3/4” drive complete 28 piece socket set, hardly used like new condition in the original tool box for $125.00 that normally would sell for around $850.00. Only my 2 cents

-- Bruce, Upstate New York

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#3 posted 02-20-2010 10:39 PM

i have a super old table saw that doesnt work but i live in iowa so guess not

-- wood takes time and effort... just like women

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#4 posted 02-26-2010 06:59 AM

I have a 1940ish radial arm saw with original manual, Delta I want to say. I bought it a couple years back and it just sits in the corner and serves as nice shelf, I haven’t used it. I am in Cleveland not too far from PA. Let me know.

-- You can't stand apart unless you're prepared to stand alone. Alex, Cleveland

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#5 posted 04-18-2012 11:39 PM

new town I have an 18” double disk sander and an 8” Mattison edge belt sander from closing our production facility.

-- Stu

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#6 posted 04-19-2012 12:08 AM

Lots of machinery auctions in the PA area.

For that matter lots of shops closing or downsizing. You’ll get
a lot more machine for your money if you buy big… but then
there’s the fun of moving and wiring the big’uns.

A lot of the older light-duty machines targeted at the
homeowner market are nothing special in terms of performance
and lack modern safety features. Still, some have an elegant
appearance which can be appealing.


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#7 posted 04-19-2012 12:14 AM

Duh. Old thread.


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