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Forum topic by Gixxerjoe04 posted 02-14-2014 01:28 AM 1072 views 0 times favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-14-2014 01:28 AM

I’m still in the process of getting tools i need/want and there happens to be an auction next weekend, the estate of an obvious woodworker. The things I’m looking for are a planer and jointer(from what I’ve read you need that for the planer to work best/right?) and a bandsaw. This auction has basically everything a woodworker has but they’re older craftsmans power tools. The bandsaw is a 1.5hp 14”, doesn’t look bad but dont have a model number or anything so cant research it like I’d like to. There’s tons of clamps and hand planers, I’m hoping people will be at a gun auction that’s in the same county at the same time that day so maybe i can get some deals. But anyways, are older craftsmans tools decent? Here’s a link, you can click on the photo gallery to see what I’m talking about if you’d like.

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#1 posted 02-14-2014 06:17 AM

I would rather have older tools on some. I had been looking for a tablesaw like the one pictured, but never found one around here. Everything looks good from what I can see. I wish I had a pocket full of money, I would drive down for the auction.

-- An oak tree is just a nut that stood it's ground.

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#2 posted 02-14-2014 09:57 AM

”...from what I’ve read you need that for the planer to work best/right?”

The two tools work best in tandem. The jointer flattens a reference face and an adjacent 90° edge to the face. The planer makes the opposite face parallel to the reference face created by the jointer, and gives it uniform thickness.

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#3 posted 02-14-2014 01:11 PM

Looking at the tools, the belt disk sander, table saw if I didn’t have one, the planer if I didn’t have one, radial saw if I wanted one, clamps are always good, but seem to go for high prices, mortise if I didn’t have one, not sure what that Delta tool is, The band saw might be ok, I would pass on the jointer, I had one and didn’t like it underpowered and hard to adjust, none of the routers, depend s on quality of bits.

-- Bill R

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#4 posted 02-14-2014 02:22 PM

I’m afraid people will end up driving up the prices to more than they’re worth like I’ve seen before. I had planed on buying a new Ryobi planer but might wait and see what that one goes for, i like having a warranty. Can’t seem to find a jointer that isn’t crap or isn’t out of my price range.

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#5 posted 02-14-2014 02:49 PM

Best of luck to you at the auction. Sometimes you can get some really good deals at an estate auction.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#6 posted 02-14-2014 08:58 PM

I’m hoping i can get some deals, wish it was this weekend, next week temps are going to be nice and i really want to get in my garage/shop and work on stuff, sitting here and looking at everyone else’s projects and videos on youtube is killing me.

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#7 posted 02-14-2014 09:24 PM

Keep in mind that Sears used to list max developed HP instead of peak; (e.g. their 3HP table saw was really 1.5HP). A hidden gem might be that Sears shop vac, they are highly regarded and only cost $100 new, maybe you can snag it cheap. The old soldering gun and draw knife might go cheap too. The handsaws if they go cheap.

There is a Delta tool/accessory between the scroll saw and vise, what is that? Tenon jig?


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#8 posted 02-14-2014 09:27 PM

know your prices and set your limit and stick with them, but the tools look decent. Auctions are funny, sometimes you get deals, and sometimes there’s just a few folk there that are determined to pay more than its worth. Good Luck.

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#9 posted 02-14-2014 09:43 PM

I was also wondering what that delta tool was because they didn’t have it in the description.

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#10 posted 02-14-2014 10:04 PM

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