|Forum topic by gillyd||posted 03-24-2012 08:54 PM||7003 views||0 times favorited||15 replies|
03-24-2012 08:54 PM
So I have alerts setup on my craiglist application that runs on my phone – set to drum sander. I see one pop up this last week for a Large Drum Sander (Supermax 25×2) – $600 OBO. First thing I say to myself is wow I haven’t seen one of these on here before, I’ve seen a ton of Performax 16/32’s, etc, but this Super max is the first commercial grade one I have seen. Then I see the price and I had a double take, they are nearly 4k retail new.
So I email the lady and its a very nice older couple looking to unload it because they can’t do wood working anymore. I said I’ll be there to pick it up on Saturday (after seeing the picture – was very well taken care of) – in the next 2 days she gets calls and people stopping by offering them more money – but here is the most amazing thing – she said no because I was the first caller and I said I was going to buy it. This is the generation that meant what they said and said what they meant, and a handshake and someones word meant something.
Long story short – I spent a good part of my morning today sitting in their wood shop talking about their life and family – I met some friends today. I also bought about 100 BF of walnut from them, which I purposely offered more than the going rate – they deserved it.
I will post pictures and do a review on it – I am in the middle of cleaning it up and waxing it down. I did run a few boards through it – wow it is a beast, definitely the coolest tool in my shop now – cooler than my powermatic band saw or general table saw. The leeson 5hp motor is definitely cool. Forgot to say that he also gave me 300 dollars worth of sandpaper for it – all grits!