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Forum topic by reelman65 posted 04-22-2014 11:09 AM 821 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-22-2014 11:09 AM

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Hello fellow WWers,

I am in the process of outfitting a small woodworking shop. Hobby only. I own a 12” jointer, 13” planer and have other stuff borrowed. My primary focus for the next year or two will be furniture and shop fixtures. I really need a Bandsaw, router table, Table Saw etc. I can probably get by until Aug with the borrowed stuff, except for the Bandsaw.

My Question:
Is the IWF show a place where I get good deals on new or demo equipment?
or is it more like a gunshow where it is just an aggregation of stuff at full retail? basically is it worth waiting for that before i make any purchases?


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#1 posted 04-25-2014 03:37 AM

Wow a 12” jointer, that’s a nice jointer to start with!

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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#2 posted 04-25-2014 03:51 AM

The woodworking shows are a nice place to find new equipment new demo’s etc. I have yet to find a good deal on any new tools on any of them that I have gone to.

My best score on new equipment was direct from a steel city warehouse that was selling new “show” pieces from the front office of their warehouse here in chicago.

Many companies have “showcases” in the front part of their warehouses that you can find gems in depending on where you live.


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