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10-10-2016 01:01 PM

I just bought my first house and would like to start off with some smaller power tools that would look give me a little more efficient(just using hand tools currently) I’m primary I’m looking for smaller inexpensive tools(table saw, band saw, drill press).

Thanks
Max


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#1 posted 10-10-2016 03:18 PM

Max, congrats on the new house, glad you said inexpensive and not cheap, because there are not many folks here that believe in cheap tools, since you’ll often replace them more than once so it makes more sense to buy quality to last. Craig’s List is the best market that I’ve found to get and sell tools, and I troll the occasional pawn shop too to see what’s sitting for a good deal. I peeked at the northern NJ site and there are a few tools listed that might fit your needs. I lived in he NY & NYC area for awhile so I also know that you might be travelling around it regularly and can watch some of the other locations in your area too. good rule of thumb is generally 50% of the new retail price is good for Cl and sometimes there are folks that are clueless about what the tools are worth, for example, this table saw is really only worth about $100 unless there are LOTS of accessories to go with it. There are a few more table saws that you can look at and learn about. If you find tools that look good to you and worth the drive you can get a second opinion here and learn what to examine for wear. There’s usually someone here with the saw you might be looking at, and there’s also folks who know about just about every saw ever made. Welcome to the habit or the hobby whichever you call it…

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#2 posted 10-11-2016 12:29 AM

Thanks Dan, I’m not picky, I’ve been watching craigslist like a hawk and just picked up a band saw this afternoon for 25 bucks. I know its not great but after a little bit of work it is good enough to rough something down to just quicken things up. I don’t depend on the tools I’m looking to buy it is more of a luxury, I think that is where my flexibility is that most members wont have. But I do know that there is a tool hog among us, who may still have there starter tools from the 60s lol.


Max, congrats on the new house, glad you said inexpensive and not cheap, because there are not many folks here that believe in cheap tools, since you ll often replace them more than once so it makes more sense to buy quality to last. Craig s List is the best market that I ve found to get and sell tools, and I troll the occasional pawn shop too to see what s sitting for a good deal. I peeked at the northern NJ site and there are a few tools listed that might fit your needs. I lived in he NY & NYC area for awhile so I also know that you might be travelling around it regularly and can watch some of the other locations in your area too. good rule of thumb is generally 50% of the new retail price is good for Cl and sometimes there are folks that are clueless about what the tools are worth, for example, this table saw is really only worth about $100 unless there are LOTS of accessories to go with it. There are a few more table saws that you can look at and learn about. If you find tools that look good to you and worth the drive you can get a second opinion here and learn what to examine for wear. There s usually someone here with the saw you might be looking at, and there s also folks who know about just about every saw ever made. Welcome to the habit or the hobby whichever you call it…

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#3 posted 10-11-2016 02:38 AM

Check the selling apps like letgo

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#4 posted 10-11-2016 11:49 AM

Craigslist is the place. Broaden your search to the Hudson Valley and NE PA as well.

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#5 posted 10-11-2016 03:52 PM

I’m also in north jersey and I’ve picked up a few things from estate sales. you can find them listed online and browse through the pictures that are posted to see if there are any tools in the sale. If the items are still there on the last day you’ll typically get 30% off or something.

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#6 posted 10-12-2016 03:42 PM

is there a specific site you are using?


I m also in north jersey and I ve picked up a few things from estate sales. you can find them listed online and browse through the pictures that are posted to see if there are any tools in the sale. If the items are still there on the last day you ll typically get 30% off or something.

- TFA

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#7 posted 10-12-2016 04:23 PM

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#8 posted 10-12-2016 04:46 PM

http://www.bermansauctiongallery.com/
http://www.ajwillnerauctions.com/
http://www.auctionguy.com/NJ-auctions.html

Cazillions and bazillions of estate, out of business, moving, general auctions in the New England area as compared to where I live. And nearly my entire shop has red auction tags on machinery and tools from auctions. I would say…75% auctions, 10% craigslist, 15% purchased new.

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#9 posted 10-13-2016 04:14 AM

I’m in Northern Jersey looking to sell my EZ Smart system including extended EZ One that can fit a full sheet. Looking to save some space in the shop and maybe pick up a sawstop jobsite saw that I can stash away at the end of the day. With the EZ One in the garage I can never get a car in, and my wife complains.

Have an extended EZ One, tracks, router kit, Hitachi Router, 8 1/4 inch Makita saw etc. If you set this system up right it has great dust collection, and repeatable cuts in a way that I think is significantly safer than a table saw.

Get in touch if you are interested.

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