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usnret

184 posts in 1970 days


05-06-2012 08:41 PM

Topic tags/keywords: bandsaw drill press plane tablesaw jointer

Well yesterday I saw an estate sale and stoppped by to take a look. Well I picked up a Bedrock 605, 2-#5’s, I think a #4, and a body for a #5. I paid $35 for the lot. I think I got a good deal on them.
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Here is a Powermatic 6” jointer I got for $200. Took it apart and cleaned up the bedways and she is smooth as silk.
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Here is the old Craftsman tablesaw I got for $80 and refurbished. It has a 1hp motor and is from the 50’s or 60’s. It cuts nice and smooth the runout on the arbor is .001 and the flange flatness is .001.
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Drill press, bandsaw and dust collector were all free and work. Just need a little cleanup.
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Milo

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#1 posted 05-06-2012 09:34 PM

..”all free and work.”

It would be rude, truly, to say how much you suck!

CONGRATS on the haul!

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#2 posted 05-06-2012 09:39 PM

Sounds great, i couldnt see the pics. Congrats on the score.

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#3 posted 05-06-2012 09:44 PM

Hi Usnret,
Lumberjocks doesn’t follow traditional BB code so your image url’s aren’t comming in properly

Some very nice tool finds you got, well worth the money and the trip that is for sure.

To post images on lumberjocks you click on the img button, and choose “from the web” and then paste in the image URL.

Here is your post with the images fixed for you.

Well yesterday I saw an estate sale and stoppped by to take a look. Well I picked up a Bedrock 605, 2-#5’s, I think a #4, and a body for a #5. I paid $35 for the lot. I think I got a good deal on them.



Here is a Powermatic 6” jointer I got for $200. Took it apart and cleaned up the bedways and she is smooth as silk.

Here is the old Craftsman tablesaw I got for $80 and refurbished. It has a 1hp motor and is from the 50’s or 60’s. It cuts nice and smooth the runout on the arbor is .001 and the flange flatness is .001.

Drill press, bandsaw and dust collector were all free and work. Just need a little cleanup.


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Richard

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#4 posted 05-06-2012 09:49 PM

That’s a heck of a score!

Why can’t I find estate sales like that? Every one I have ever been to has everything priced like it’s made of “unobtainium”.

-- "It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble. It's what you know for sure that just ain't so." - Mark Twain

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BentheViking

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#5 posted 05-07-2012 12:38 AM

what a freaking score

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Brad

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#6 posted 05-07-2012 03:10 AM

As far as estate sales go, you hit a home run in the bottom on the 9th with the bases loaded to win game 7 of the MLB World Series. I’ve never seen anything like it.

Regarding the power tools, ”...refurbished jointer…” ”...just a little clean up…” ...something tells me there’s one heck of a learning curve in there somewhere for a neophyte. Would be cool if you would blog on bringing those power tools back to life.

Dude, I’m still in awe of your haul.

-- "People's lives are their own rewards or punishments."

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usnret

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#7 posted 05-07-2012 04:31 AM

As for refurbishing the tools. I refurbishes the table saw and jointer. I took them down to parade rest, using lots of WD-40 and wood blocks hit with a hammer. I just took my time and looked at the parts very carefully to determine the best way to disassemble them. Everything get wire brushed or 220 sandpaper with WD-40 as lube. When its all cleaned up it goes back together and gets lubed with a dry lube like teflon.
Really the only special tool needed was snap ring pliers for the table saw. I even tore the motors apart and inspected the insides.

For some clarification I got the planes at an estate salefor 35. The tablesaw from a friend for 80. The jointer from the friend of a friend 200. The bandsaw drillpress and dust collector were free from a guy my son works for.

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davidroberts

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#8 posted 05-07-2012 06:12 AM

The first two digits in the PM serial # is the date of birth. Yours was born in 1978. Great jointer and $200 is a song. That is a finely made 14” Rockwell bandsaw with a retirement lamp and a Rockwall drill press. I saw the same DP offered for $150 and still kicking myself for not grabbing it up. Worth more in my opinion. I did scoop up a 14” Delta-Rockwell BS at just a tad more than free, I think around 250 tads. You suck so hard. But congrats on your haul. You done real good.

Hey Jeremy, you are a straight up guy. Glad you wanted to see the pics also!

-- Better woodworking through old hand tools.

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Don W

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#9 posted 05-07-2012 12:14 PM

what a gloat!!.

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Mainiac Matt

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#10 posted 05-07-2012 01:27 PM

there’s a lot to be said for being in the right place at the right time and having the knowledge of somethings value tucked away in your head.

A couple hundred bucks in you pocket doesn’t hurt either.

Great hall! Congrats.

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canadianchips

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#11 posted 05-07-2012 01:40 PM

I hope you said. “THANKYOU”
Good find.

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Bill White

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#12 posted 05-07-2012 02:21 PM

Yep! You sucked all the dust outa my shop.
Bill

-- bill@magraphics.us

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Brad

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#13 posted 05-08-2012 01:21 AM

“I even tore the motors apart and inspected the insides.”

usnret, to my parent’s chagrin, I was doing that sort of stuff at age six. The radio and about every kitchen appliance fell before my curiosity. The problem was, I couldn’t put them back together. Yet there you are, flathead screwdriver in hand, ready to tackle the job and get the tools working again. Nice!

-- "People's lives are their own rewards or punishments."

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