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Pimzedd

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02-17-2014 02:02 PM

Topic tags/keywords: bandsaw tablesaw jointer shopsmith

I go to estate sales and saw one coming up this week. It has a Shopsmith with Jointer, Bandsaw and Dust Collector. It is all New in the Box! The sale is in Weatherford.

I emailed the company. The owner paid over $4700. There is a copy of the receipt shown. They are asking $3600. The seller said he is taking offers so I think it will go for less. How much less, guess that depends on how good a haggler your are.

You can see all the boxes and the receipt at http://www.estatesales.net/estate-sales/TX/Weatherford/76086/571527

There are photos and a phone number. If your are interested, call the first number and ask for Jim.

-- Bill - Mesquite, TX --- "Everything with a power cord eventually winds up in the trash.” John Sarge , timber framer and blacksmith instructor at Tillers International school


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#1 posted 02-17-2014 02:24 PM

THanks for the heads up but if I bring one more tool to the basement- I’ll be sleeping down there!!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#2 posted 02-17-2014 02:26 PM

Lew – so what’s the problem?

-- - Billy

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Pimzedd

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#3 posted 02-17-2014 02:32 PM

Kinda cold down there huh?

-- Bill - Mesquite, TX --- "Everything with a power cord eventually winds up in the trash.” John Sarge , timber framer and blacksmith instructor at Tillers International school

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shipwright

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#4 posted 02-17-2014 03:18 PM

“In the box” will count for something but used SS in really good shape can be had waaaaay cheaper depending on your area. My Mark V with jointer and bandsaw in as good as brand new condition cost me $800 in Benson Az. The HF dust collector, a more powerful unit is on sale this week for around $150.

Also you can buy the new Mark 7 PowerPro model, far superior machine for $3979.00.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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Pimzedd

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#5 posted 02-17-2014 03:36 PM

Thanks Pual. I know you are quite knowledgeable about Shopsmith as I follow your postings. Just wanted to put the word out in case someone had been thinking about a new Shopsmith.

Have thought about getting one for myself to save space. I work out of a one car garage/storage building! Just like my old equipment since most is late 40’s early 50’s sold cast iron stuff.

-- Bill - Mesquite, TX --- "Everything with a power cord eventually winds up in the trash.” John Sarge , timber framer and blacksmith instructor at Tillers International school

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#6 posted 02-17-2014 04:06 PM

Bill,
It’s a great machine. And Paul is right on about the Power pro. But, only YOU can gauge it’s worth to YOU.
Generally speaking, because of the Shopsmith’s excellent design and longevity, a used machine very likely will be just as serviceable as one new in the box.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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Pimzedd

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#7 posted 02-17-2014 04:30 PM

Gene, I just posted it in case someone else is interested. It is not for me.

-- Bill - Mesquite, TX --- "Everything with a power cord eventually winds up in the trash.” John Sarge , timber framer and blacksmith instructor at Tillers International school

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Gene Howe

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#8 posted 02-17-2014 11:50 PM

Well, thanks for that, Bill.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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