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Forum topic by mikeinok posted 08-01-2013 08:01 AM 2557 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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mikeinok

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08-01-2013 08:01 AM

I recently purchased a few tools at an estate auction that I’m looking to sell. I am not trying to sell them in this thread, strictly looking for insight on their value.

The first up is a Rojek VDA316 slot mortiser. It appears to be in very good condition. The previous owner installed a phase converter and three phase motor in place of the original 110/220 motor, thus enabling it to be ran on 110/220 with the new motor.

Second is a Woodtek BM301 boring machine. It is an older machine but appears to be in decent condition. The nameplate says 1990 as the manufacture year.

Lastly, I have a Grizzly jointer model G 0500. It is in excellent condition.

As I stated, I’m looking for a value estimate of each of these tools. Is there anything I should know about these tools such as known issues, wear items to replace, etc?

Thanks in advance,
Mike


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#1 posted 08-01-2013 08:21 AM

Worth about $400-$500 each on the used market, maybe
a little more in some regions. Mortiser and boring machine
are primarily of interest to professionals and may not be easy
to sell.

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#2 posted 08-01-2013 11:46 PM

Loren,

Thanks for the reply. Are the mortiser and boring machine mainly used by cabinetmakers?

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#3 posted 08-02-2013 12:16 AM

Boring machine would be used by shops that make
cabinet doors, which many don’t these days. Also
used in furniture manufacturing.

Slot mortisers are mostly used by custom furniture
makers in N. America.

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#4 posted 08-02-2013 12:20 AM

Excellent. Thank you!

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#5 posted 02-05-2014 06:27 PM

Do you by chance still have the Rojek?

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#6 posted 02-05-2014 06:27 PM

I would be interested in speaking with you about it…

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#7 posted 02-05-2014 09:10 PM

Everyone should have a slot mortiser, they are so versatile. Doors, polygon frames, odd segmented frames,
curved chair legs on two planes. It will double as a single or double stop horizontal borer. The quality depends on how good the table is. Mine is also used to mortise the pegbox on elect. double basses and I’m planning to use it on a slotted guitar headstock.

-- Mama calls me Texcaster but my real name is Mr. Earl.

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