|Forum topic by Loren||posted 12-23-2011 06:22 AM||1991 views||2 times favorited||10 replies|
12-23-2011 06:22 AM
I’ve been at this awhile and learned a trick or two. There are nuances, but here are some tips for finding machinery bargains.
2) Type in “planer” and also “planner if looking for a planer. Type in “jointer” and also “joiner” if looking for a jointer. Unusual machine terms you might want to type in are “boring” “mortising” “mortiser” “dowel” “doweling” “tenon” “tenoner” “pin router” “overarm router” and unusual brand names as well, e.g “robland” “inca” “scmi” “ema” “belsaw”, etc.
See what comes up? Results are all over the place, but I bet you would drive 100 miles for the right machine bargain. Some of us nutcases would drive a lot further.
There will be nuances to searching in other countries, but understand that you can search craigslist.org/tls for relevant terms and get relevant results.
I have tried various Craigslist aggregators and “search engines” and found their results to be generally outdated compared with the results the above method produces.
Try these out. Have fun. Lots of deals out there you may have been missing. You can also search Kijiji and other sites using this method.