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Forum topic by rilemar posted 03-23-2012 01:00 AM 2843 views 0 times favorited 12 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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rilemar

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03-23-2012 01:00 AM

Topic tags/keywords: joiner sander saw shaper planer bandsaw drill press router clamp tablesaw

Just curious in knowing from the pros if I made a good purchase of used woodworking tools I purchased today. The equipment was purchased for $2500 and I hope it was worth the money.

(1) Rigid 6 gal 5.0 HP wet/dry vac
(1) Grizzly Industrial 8” X 75” Deluxe Jointer Model G0586
(1) Grizzly 12 speed heavy duty drill press model G7944
(1) Grizzly oscillating spindle sander model G0538
(6) Shop Fox heavy duty mobile base equipment platforms
(1) Delta 14” wood cutting band saw model 28-203
(1) Rockwell International 10” contractor’s table saw
(1) Ryobi 10” laser compound miter saw model TS1352DXL
(1) Reliant heavy duty wood spindle shaper model DD34
(1) Black and Decker 1/3 HP 6” bench grinder
(1) Central Pneumatic pancake compressor 2 HP 4 gallon
(1) Dewalt 13” heavy duty thickness planer model DW735
(6) 30” adjustable wood clamps
(1) Small craftsman router on small metal router table

I have never owned industrial type woodworking equipment and need to look online how to safely use this equipment before beginning to make any attempts at woodworking projects. Some of the items came with original documents, while other pieces have zero documents. I was able to purchase these items from a woodworking friend that sold his home and is moving out of state.

Thanks

-- Rilemar, Texas


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knotscott

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#1 posted 03-23-2012 01:48 AM

Seems like a reasonably fair deal if it’s all stuff you’d want, and if it’s in good condition. It’s priced at roughly 50% of what new would have cost, which is a good general rule of thumb for used.

-- Happiness is like wetting your pants...everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth....

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#2 posted 03-23-2012 02:11 AM

Well, I went through what you posted and thought about what I would expect to pay for each item and came up around $2250 total. But values fluctuate based on region and demand. I have seen conversations where a tool might go for $800-900 in one part of the country and less than half than in others. In the end, it comes down to whether you are happy with the purchase.

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Trapshter

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#3 posted 03-23-2012 02:21 AM

It’s fair . You didn t steal it. But it was fair
Jm

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Kickback

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#4 posted 03-23-2012 03:29 AM

” In the end, it comes down to whether you are happy with the purchase.”

X3

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#5 posted 03-23-2012 12:41 PM

You got all your shopping done at one time. Most of it sounds like good stuff. You didn’t do too bad. If they are industrial tools, you will probably never wear them out in a home shop. They are built to survive years of abuse by people who don’t try to take care of them. You got a few cheap tools, too, that probably probably won’t last forever, but they’ll do for a while.

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#6 posted 03-23-2012 01:10 PM

I agree with the others that it was a fair price. There are a couple of gems in there.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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toolie

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#7 posted 03-23-2012 09:53 PM

welcome to the forum and your new woodworking adventure. always remember, safety first. trying to do good woodworking is hard enough without burdening yourself with missing digits or limbs.

“I have never owned industrial type woodworking equipment …....”, and you still don’t. most of that stuff is good, consumer grade equipment. all the owners manuals should be avaialble online. the rockwell TS may be a problem. it’s not a gloat ($1500 would have been in gloatable territory), but it’s fair, provided the equipment is in really good condition.

being somewhat new to this forum myself, i’m not sure if the pics rule is encouraged here. that essentially says, “no pics to prove the transaction, it didn’t happen”. i, and i’m sure others, would enjoy seeing the spoils of your purchase. so get some pics posted before you start making sawdust.

-- there's a solution to every problem.......you just have to be willing to find it.

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knotscott

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#8 posted 03-23-2012 10:52 PM

Definitely have to post pics! Otherwise, it’s strictly rumor…..you merely have $2500 worth of “alleged” tools!

-- Happiness is like wetting your pants...everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth....

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knotscott

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#9 posted 03-26-2012 01:14 AM

Hit and run?

-- Happiness is like wetting your pants...everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth....

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#10 posted 08-15-2013 01:30 AM

Hey Rilemar, you wouldn’t happen to have a manual for that Reliant DD34 would you. I need one or at least the wiring schematic for converting to 220 or 110. I just picked one up for a song that is wired incorrectly and has no torque at all. Manuals are as scarce as hens teeth and I’d really appreciate a copy of that schematic and the motor model number if possible. Thanks. By the way that was a very good purchase imo.

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#11 posted 08-15-2013 02:23 AM

sounds like a deal.

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#12 posted 08-15-2013 02:42 AM

mantwi – Did you look under the plate covering the wiring? If the diagram isn’t on the motor sometimes it’s under the cover.

-- Tom Finnigan - Measures? We don't need no stinking measures! - Hmm, maybe thats why my project pieces don't fit.

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