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Forum topic by woody57 posted 1911 days ago 657 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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woody57

645 posts in 1929 days


1911 days ago

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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BigStick

17 posts in 1919 days


#1 posted 1911 days ago

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

-- Tommy, Pa, www.bigstickmfg.com

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woody57

645 posts in 1929 days


#2 posted 1911 days ago

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

-- Emmett, from Georgia

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TimberMan

113 posts in 1966 days


#3 posted 1911 days ago

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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oldskoolmodder

760 posts in 2181 days


#4 posted 1911 days ago

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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