|Forum topic by Planeman40||posted 04-19-2013 09:51 PM||1144 views||4 times favorited||4 replies|
04-19-2013 09:51 PM
Its about time we compiled our sources for used woodworking machines and tools. Many times we overlook what should be an obvious source when we are trying to find a nice table saw, planer, bandsaw, or some hand tools. Most of us will be limited to a reasonable radius of travel from where where live, so be sure to note the location along with the name and the type of tool and machines we might find. Also, some of you may have interesting methods of bargaining and valuing. Some of you can tell us what to look for and to watch out for in making out decision. Most of these I have listed have e-mail alerts you can sign up for.
Here are some of mine:
http://machinerymax.com/ – auction house for industrial woodworking machines that covers mostly the western USA. Mostly bankruptcies and bank-owned machines. A good way to get a feel of the value of used machines. Really good machines! Get on their e-mail list.
http://www.govdeals.com/ – Auction for government entities – federal, state, local. Sell surplus and confiscated items.
http://www.irsauctions.com/index.asp – Industrial Recovery Services, not Internal Revenue related.
http://www.govliquidation.com/index.html – This is the U.S. Government’s auction website. It is interesting, however the machinery I have seen looks pretty rusty and downtrodden.
-- Always remember: It is a mathematical certainty that half the people in this country are below average in intelligence!