Woodmaster 718 - used one on sale locally - how much is fair?

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09-05-2012 10:59 PM

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I’m considering buying a WM 718 – comes with sander and gang-rip saw blades, also with dust collection unit. No molders, 2 sets of planer blades (one needs to be sharpened).

What is a reasonable going price for a used machine? Do I want this machine? I have a 12 inch lunchbox planer and a cabinet saw. I am looking at this purchase mainly as a bigger planer, option for drum sanding, and option for using it to make moldings in the future if I ever need that.

I’m a hobbyist. This isn’t about making money (other than the occasional sale to finance more toys).

Any thoughts appreciated.

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#1 posted 09-05-2012 11:51 PM

I own the 725 and love it a ton. I cannot imagine life in our shop without it. It excells at planing and custom moldings. We use it just for cutting trim and planing. I intend on setting it up for gang ripping in the near future when cutting stock for doors and face frames.

I have the drum sander attachment but never used it, we use a dedicated steel city dual drum sander.

Used prices are always dictated by the retail price of the unit, condition of the unit and obviously your budget. If it is in good condition I would begin at 40% retail and go up from there as needed. We gave 2,000 for our 725 which is in like new condition and it came with the 7.5 hp motor, an extra planer head which is helpful when switching from planer to trim cutting knives.

And knives are cut at very economical prices. If you want I can give you a great source for custom knives at great prices.

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#2 posted 09-06-2012 06:32 AM

$1200 is ballpark realistic for that machine used in the 18” width.
$800 would be a major bargain.

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