|Forum topic by myxology||posted 08-11-2016 04:37 AM||659 views||0 times favorited||6 replies|
08-11-2016 04:37 AM
So, I’m super excited! I bought a couple of used tools today. I know I got a screaming steal of a deal on one and the other I think is a great deal too. I’ll share them both below. My question is, what do you think I should look out for when buying used tools? Is there something that you typically look to upgrade or replace on a used tool right away?
Here are my two purchases. The jointer is a Jet JJ-8 – probably circa 1986 or so. It has an 8 inch bed and I got it for $350 with a mobile base. I’m thinking this one may need the msot cleanup, but I think i was a really good deal.
My second purchase was practically an unfair acquisition on my part. The guy was retiring and he offered it to me for $75. I could not pass on it. It’s a Powermatic Benchtop Mortiser Model 701. The handle seems a little stiff to bring down, but I’m thinking that a little oil on the shock absorber or whatever it is, should help. Thoughts?
Again, any thoughts on what I might look at replacing, repairing, or just being on the look out for?