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Forum topic by woody57 posted 01-24-2009 04:37 AM 1019 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-24-2009 04:37 AM

Buying used is a good way to get a commercial quality tool for a lot less money.

Today I bought a Sawtrax vertical panel saw for $500. I found it on Craigslist. I check Craigslist and Ebay everyday and lately I’ve noticed more going out of business cabinet shops. This person had a sign shop that went under.

I’ve been wanting a drum sander and was looking at new, but now I’m thinking if I’m patient I’ll find it used and probably get a better tool than I would normally buy new. Does this make sense?

-- Emmett, from Georgia

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#1 posted 01-24-2009 04:52 AM

One mans trash becomes another mans fortune…
Love the used market.

-- Tommy, Pa,

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#2 posted 01-24-2009 04:52 AM

I agree CessnaPilotBarry, but I don’t know what cosmolene is.

-- Emmett, from Georgia

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#3 posted 01-24-2009 05:01 AM

Having worked in the auto industry.. cosmolene was a film protectent that use to be used on cars to protect them during shipping. I guess they use it on tools as well. Now cars are protected with sheets of plastic.

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#4 posted 01-24-2009 05:29 AM

I’ve only been burned once form used stuff, though it was a big burn. Craftsman 10” contractors saw, that with me, got less than 1 hour of use, before it totally crapped out on me. I wasn’t happy about that one, but I’ve had luck with other used stuff.

-- Respect your shop tools and they will respect you - Ric

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