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Forum topic by Shawn Masterson posted 02-01-2013 03:37 AM 920 views 0 times favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Shawn Masterson

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02-01-2013 03:37 AM

I stumbled across this today. I had sent him an email with my concerns.
http://chicago.craigslist.org/nwc/tls/3568663405.html
1.I would need to replace the motor (want witch I have on the shelf)
2.I would have to build a dust chute (not hard to make)
3. The 300 + mile round trip. ($120+)

also it measures 41”tall x 16” deep(not including table) x 32” wide (for a machine like this I can make room)

I have been looking for a 15” or larger planer for a while, but all I have found are just at the top of my budget for what they are.

I tried to squeeze and he seemed firm.
He also said:
“I saw this exact machine go for 1600.00 at a machinery auction”
“Any new planer this size is 4,000+”
in doing some research I found this reference I found one that sold at auction $250
http://www.irsauctions.com/popups/bidders_paddle.asp?lot=214372&auction=9CP51HXPT59YJORI1ZQ7D6VUJJGCHK&id=15233
I am thankful for any guidance you guys can offer
I love this site


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Loren

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#1 posted 02-01-2013 03:57 AM

If you have the space for it and the need, it may not
be such a bad buy.

I’ve never felt the burning need for a 20” planer myself, but
if I had a sawmill or access to cheap milled slabs
I surely would consider it.

I don’t think it’s a good deal especially because there
are no support tables and parts availability may be
iffy.

In terms of who is selling used industrial woodworking
machinery on Craigslist there are motivated sellers
and the other kind. The other kind of seller sometimes
overestimates the demand for what he’s selling.

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Lee Barker

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#2 posted 02-01-2013 05:25 AM

I’m with Loren.

There are too many apologies in the description. I think the seller knows something he’s not letting on.

This tool looks like it has seen many seasons, many flips of the calendar, and it was running a lot of the time.

Kindly,

Lee

-- "...in his brain, which is as dry as the remainder biscuit after a voyage, he hath strange places cramm'd with observation, the which he vents in mangled forms." --Shakespeare, "As You Like It"

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#3 posted 02-01-2013 05:43 AM

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bondogaposis

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#4 posted 02-01-2013 06:04 AM

Chang Iron now owns the Delta name.

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Fred Hargis

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#5 posted 02-01-2013 12:04 PM

Well, I guess if he really thought it was worth $1600, he’d be asking that. I think I’d pass on it and wait for a hobbyist machine to show up. When buying used tools it really,really, pays to be patient. Let him send that one to the auction….I’m betting the $250 is closer to real than the $1600.

-- Our village hasn't lost it's idiot, he was elected to congress.

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#6 posted 02-01-2013 12:42 PM

I think he is being a little over ambitious on his asking price. If there was some service history or the guy could explain its working life in more deatil then worth thinking about. It’s a long drive to discover there could be many more things wrong with it than the seller is letting on.

I’ll ask you this, would you buy a car from a guy who couldn’t tell you much about it? it seems a bit like a get out clause to me when you buy and it goes belly up on you. On the other hand, they are built for longevity so it may be a good machine…...you pays your money, you takes your chance.

BTW what kind of work do you do that requires such a large cutting capacity?

-- No one plans to fail, they just, just fail to plan

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Shawn Masterson

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#7 posted 02-01-2013 01:41 PM

the guy I get my lumber from($.30-$1.00 a BF nothing over a buck) saws the whole tree some boards are 18+ I like being able to see where the defects are before I rip it up. also it would be great for slabs and panels. I would get away from sheet goods and make solid glue-ups for sides, and panels on cabinets. I am still himing and hawing. I was hoping for him to go down to $600. that was the only I responded to it hoping for the best

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Shawn Masterson

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#8 posted 02-01-2013 05:03 PM

he’s down to 700 with the phase converter. I’m on the fence

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Fred Hargis

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#9 posted 02-01-2013 05:49 PM

Still too much, although f you use your motor, you might be able to sell the phase convertor.

-- Our village hasn't lost it's idiot, he was elected to congress.

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Shawn Masterson

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#10 posted 02-01-2013 11:11 PM

whats a phase converter worth. I think static phase converters are horse power specific.

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