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Forum topic by Joel Crawford posted 08-03-2013 03:21 AM 1352 views 0 times favorited 22 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Joel Crawford

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08-03-2013 03:21 AM

Topic tags/keywords: for sale trade swap

I’ve been looking in my area (That is the Atlanta, GA market) for used woodworking equipment. I’ve been able to cobble together an ok shop but I need to upgrade some things that just either don’t work or are too much of a pain to use. Most of all this is my planer at the moment. I have an old Delta 12” that the rollers are shot and it’s just not feasible to put any money into it and would rather just sell the thing for parts or scrap it.

So that’s where I’m at. So I’ve been looking CL and that’s near pointless. But what I’m looking for is a place to find what I’m looking for at the moment. I love LJ but it’s hard to find what I need with posts that are a year old or in Seattle.

So here’s the first bit…

Does anyone have a 15” planer in the Atlanta market?

Here’s the “more” bit of my title. I created a group on Facebook for my area called “Atlanta Woodworking – Buy, Sell, Trade & Brag”

It’s located Here

I hope this helps out people like me by having a regional system. I also hope I’m not stepping on anyone’s toes for posting this here.

Hope to see you or better yet, tell me you live next door and happen to have a good price on a 15” planer.


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rfusca

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#1 posted 08-03-2013 04:06 AM

I’m in the ATL area. I don’t have a planer – but I did request to join the group. I think its a great idea – assuming there’s not already such a thing.

-- Chris S., North Atlanta, GA - woodworker,DBA, cook, photographer

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Joel Crawford

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#2 posted 08-03-2013 04:08 AM

I couldn’t find one. So far we are 3 members strong, come on in, it can only get bigger. Hope it fills a niche.

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TCCcabinetmaker

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#3 posted 08-03-2013 04:27 AM

when you say an old delta 12 planer, is it an industrial or job site, the industrial planers are ummm worth replacing rollers, though I would think it hard to destroy cast iron rollers.

-- The mark of a good carpenter is not how few mistakes he makes, but rather how well he fixes them.

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#4 posted 08-03-2013 04:31 AM

No this isn’t the industrial. I don’t have the model number at hand but the rollers are not serrated steel, they are the sticky plastic kind. When I looked them up, it was going to be about 200 bucks to replace. Plus, add to the fact, that I really want a 15” planer for both the quality sake and the size.

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Shawn Masterson

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#5 posted 08-03-2013 11:30 AM

let me start by saying I live in south bend IN. I searched CL for over a year for a 15” planer. what I found was that everyone wanted so much for used I very seriously considered a new Grizzly. I stumbled upon a 3phz 20” jet knockoff 3Hr away and got it for $650 with a static converter. You either have to be very patient with CL or ready to pounce on it like a fat kid on a twinkie.

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firefighterontheside

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#6 posted 08-03-2013 02:02 PM

Have you tried cleaning those rolllers with some mineral spirits. Made a huge difference for mine.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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Bill White

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#7 posted 08-03-2013 02:04 PM

Look up Redmond. I don’t remember the complete name of the company, but call Highland Woodworking and ask someone there.
Redmond sells used equipment, and has a pretty good reputation.
Bill

-- bill@magraphics.us

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Joel Crawford

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#8 posted 08-03-2013 07:40 PM

firefighterontheside, I tried, there are chunks of material out of them, and while it helps for a board, getting even the slightest dust layer renders them useless. It means I have to shove boards thru by hand, which is, and pardon the french, an ass-puckering task in itself.

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#9 posted 08-03-2013 07:42 PM

Bill White, Highland Woodworking is the holy grail of woodworkers, if you ever have a chance to go in, the shop is, in a word, amazing. Two stories of just about anything you want with about 6 or 7 people milling about to help. Really is fantastic place. Use them often, but my wife hides my wallet when I say I’m making the trip. She has good reason to.

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firefighterontheside

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#10 posted 08-03-2013 10:51 PM

Ah. It is annoying pushing and pulling material thru the planer.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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bowedstraight

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#11 posted 08-04-2013 01:25 AM

there is a place in Knowville tenn that has used woodwrk equip I think he has a listing on craigslist all the time Knoxville craiglist he will even ship it to you looks like he has some good sized heavy stuff

-- Work in the city woodshop in tha country

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bowedstraight

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#12 posted 08-04-2013 01:30 AM

190 miles to Knoxville I think he has a couple 15 inch Jet planers and a 20 inch jet

-- Work in the city woodshop in tha country

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#13 posted 08-04-2013 02:32 AM

firefighterontheside
Yes. Yes, it is.

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#14 posted 08-04-2013 02:33 AM

bowedstraight do you by chance have a name for that? Or if you happen to run across it can you post it here in the future? Thanks.

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#15 posted 08-04-2013 03:23 AM

woodworkers trading post in Greenville Tenn has all kinds of used woodworking Equip good brands Grizzly jet powermatic general clamps he has it all at decent prices

-- Work in the city woodshop in tha country

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