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Forum topic by Moron posted 05-10-2010 12:49 PM 1224 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-10-2010 12:49 PM

Cry me a river ? I went to an auction on Saturday and having little spare change I did manage to buy a few things but before I write what I bought I thought I would tease you first with some prices.

A general 10” TS with a Beismeyer 52” fence, side table and outfeed table sold for 325 bucks. A general 14” bandsaw sold for $450, dado blades sold for $20, 50 saw blades sold for 10 bucks and the list goes on. A mortiser with 5 brand new mortise chisels still in the box….......he couldnt even sell it for 10 bucks.

I bought over 30 3’ spring clamps for 30 bucks (there were 2 sets of pony pipe clamps too) and my deal for the day was about 500 to 600 BFM of 5/4, 6/4, 8/4 and a bit of 12/4 rift quarter sawn white oak in boards up to 14” wide and 16’ long for 90 buckaroos.

I felt sorry for the fella who was getting rid of it.The auctioneer was poor at best.

I really wish I would have that jointer for 10 bucks and the rototiller for the back of my tractor that sold for 100 but tomorrow is a new day.

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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#1 posted 10-11-2010 11:29 PM

at a recent auction in IL table saws went for 25, lathe with 30 chisels for 125, this list goes on as well. i just never get to the right one

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#2 posted 10-12-2010 01:00 AM

Arn’t auction sales FANTASTIC. Sometimes we have to wait for few HOURS, they sell tools at END of auctions here. I no longer feel guilty buying TOO much. If its cheap, its going home with me. My old 1/2 sheet sander that I use a lot was going on the hummer.(brushes) So in June I bought a new one to replace it. Since then 2 more have come up at auctions for $10. The one last week was in box, not even dust on it or in it . Same brand as the old one I use a lot. So what, now I have 4 of them ! (bought new brushes for the old one and it works fine).
Apperently I am a PACK RAT.
Annnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnd Lovin it !

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