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Topic tags/keywords: used machines surplus used

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: – 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. – Auction for government entities – federal, state, local. Sell surplus and confiscated items. – Industrial Recovery Services, not Internal Revenue related. - – This is the U.S. Government’s auction website. It is interesting, however the machinery I have seen looks pretty rusty and downtrodden.


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#1 posted 495 days ago
I think this is like but for the more mathematically challenged – I’ve seen items go used for twice what they cost new but occasionally you find a bargain if you’re in a low-population area like NM.
I’ve won auctions on – an engineer’s toolchest full of hand tools and a 10” grinder on pedestal. If you’re looking for mint condition you won’t find it there but if you are willing to do a little rehab then there are bargains.

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#2 posted 495 days ago

http://Kijiji (ebay classifieds) (so. California) (usually pricey, but bargains can be found)


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#4 posted 494 days ago

I have a list of plane parts sellers, most sell used planes and tools as well.

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