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Forum topic by Naftoli posted 05-31-2016 08:34 AM 802 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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Naftoli

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05-31-2016 08:34 AM

Topic tags/keywords: chicago auctions tools

hello fellow LJs. I am moving to the Chicago area in a couple of weeks from over seas and I want to set up my shop there as well. I wanted to know if anybody knew of a good place to start looking for tools (table saws, planers, etc.). I don’t think I will have the money to buy all new, so looking for any leads on auctions, sales, etc. Does anybody know of a good place to start looking. I did some research online, but a lot of it is tools for metal work, and that’s not me.

thanks, any suggestions would be helpful.

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#1 posted 05-31-2016 09:52 AM

Publicsurplus.com and IRSauctions occasionally have good auctions near the Chicago area. Other than that, I would just recommend craigslist.

I actually have a few machines that I’m looking to sell. I’m about 2hrs from Chicago, but I’ve made the trip lots of times. If you’re interested in stationary machines send me a PM and I can get you some pictures.

Jon

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