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Sampson7810

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09-27-2010 10:41 PM

Topic tags/keywords: bandsaw planer drill press

I went up in the attic of my new house and found a Drill Press,Bandsaw,and Planer from the mid to late 40’s from what i have found on the internet.If anybody has any idea of how i can sell them relatively quick i would really appreciate the help.


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uffitze

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#1 posted 09-27-2010 10:46 PM

Craigslist.

Or, if you post your location and a better description of the tools here, you might be able to sell them here.

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#2 posted 09-27-2010 10:49 PM

Do you have brand names and model numbers?

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newbiewoodworker

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#3 posted 09-28-2010 02:54 AM

IF you have the room, hold onto them! Old tools are a pleasure to use..! They are probably better quality than your current tools. And if you dont have any tools(since you are new here I dont know), then all of those are things that a home owner can use for home repair…

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#4 posted 09-28-2010 03:32 AM

ditto to what newbie said

But if you’re dead set on selling them, you might want to check out the Old WoodWorking Machines website. Heck, even if you don’t want to sell them, you might find out more about them.

http://www.owwm.com/home.aspx

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#5 posted 09-28-2010 03:39 AM

Where are you? Id love a nice drill press and bandsaw

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davidroberts

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#6 posted 09-28-2010 04:31 AM

It’s good to see the Lumberjocks site pops up near the top when someone googles woodworking or a similar facsimile.

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#7 posted 09-28-2010 03:24 PM

Craigslist is a great way to sell your old tools. You get cash, someone comes to pick it up, and it stays local. Use the Internet to figure out what they are worth.

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Sampson7810

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#8 posted 09-28-2010 06:53 PM

The Bandsaw is a mid 1940’s powerking,the planer is craftsman & the drill press is craftsman.i dont know the exact year but if anyone is interested please let me know.I will post them on craigslist also.The bandsaw still works as does the drill press.I have the motors for the planer and band saw available.I live in Charleston South Carolina.Im not much of the woodworking kind of guy.I work on F-16’s and cars haha…

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#9 posted 09-28-2010 06:56 PM

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#10 posted 09-28-2010 07:45 PM

Just buy seeing the pictures:
I recommend getting rid of them. lol
Preferably (outta country). lol
OH Canada is outta country. lol
Seriously. If I lived closer I would definatley be interested.
The planer is about a 60-70’s model and I do use mine still today.
Advertise them, woodworkers will be interested in buying them.

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#11 posted 09-28-2010 08:07 PM

some interesting little tools there. craigslist is almost certainly the best way to sell. When I look to buy, there are a few things that I want to know BEFORE I’ll bother contacting the seller. First, make sure there are multiple, well lit photos. If you can link to a site like photobucket or something like that, great. Craigslist reduces the photo quality so much that you can rarely see what you are getting.

Second, try to post model numbers and serial numbers where possible.

Third, try and set a reasonable price from the start. I like to think of myself as a nice guy, but I really have to resist the urge to snicker when I see an item posted for the 10th time (with the 9th price reduction) because the guy wanted too much to start. Set the price reasonably to start and you’ll be better off.

Last I’d check to see if you can find the table to attache to the bandsaw. There are a few people who’d take it for parts, but without the table, it’s not worth almost anything.

Good luck selling. They look like a couple oldies but goodies if someone has a small shop and is willing to do some clean-up.

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