|Forum topic by Joshua Oehler||posted 07-06-2014 03:01 AM||2980 views||0 times favorited||45 replies|
07-06-2014 03:01 AM
I just had to share this with some fellow woodworkers. I believe I just hit the jackpot. Maybe I’m crazy and got ripped off but I just don’t see it. If I did.. It’s too late…It’s still a huge upgrade. I answered an ad that was titled “Woodworking Shop for Sale…$2450.00” I thought surely I was going to open an ad to find someones rusted out woodworking shop of old craftsman tools or something but the first thing listed…
3hp Jet Table saw with 50” Fence…My interested peaked…Alot better than the Rigid Contractor Saw I am using
Also some random jigs, gadgets and have a possible deal on some wood if someone buys the lot…Okay I finally found the problem…those dreaded words “Email if interested… can provide pictures on serious inquiries”
Okay it all makes sense now … but what if? Nah…but I am going to email just in case. I quickly get an email back with pictures. The tools are clearly used but all of them appear to be well maintained. No rust on the cast iron tops. The Grizzly band saw looks brand new. Cyclone system is a DIY shop made system using a shop fox motor but still better than the one I have now which is nothing. The wood is about 80-90 bd ft of Walnut, Cherry and Hard Maple. Now the going back and forth on the price..what we settle on is $2600.00 for everything, all the tools & wood and going by his word that he had some extra stuff “little things” that he would through in. I start adding everything up in my head… I think did I just bought a table saw & drum sander and get 2 truckloads worth of stuff for free???
It gets better
I arrive at the house 2 days later, money in hand waiting to see this stuff. Very nice guy comes out and meets me and proceeds to show me around everything. So everything is on mobile bases that I get to take too. I start figuring out a game plan on how to load the stuff how many trips and as we are talking I get the first of ..oh yeah you can take this… Incra 1000se Mitre Gauge…uhhhh sweet! Here are some Incra Tracks to build some jigs….Oh that oscilatting spindle sander underneath the drum sander, you can take that too (It’s only a ryobi but okay) Take this moblie cart that I keep the planer on … here’s 2 extra sets of blades for the jointer….here’s 3 extra Timberwolf blades for the bandsaw..Ohhh speaking of which I have a resaw fence and riser blocks for the band saw you can have..Here’s 4 table saw blades…here’s a height gauge…here’s an incra try square…here is a wixey digital angle gauge (already have one but hey why not 2?) You want this porter cable Dovetail jig? How about this Central Machinary Mortising Machine with an xyz axis vise? here is 3 sets of unopened pipe clamps… ohh I also have this grizzly tenoning jig, Here is a wheel marking gauge. a dial indicator, a digital dial indicator ohh and a 3 pcs grizzly set with a magnetic dial indicator and calipers. 2 70 mile round trips with a fully loaded 8’ bed truck I have a completely packed garage full of tools, an aching back and a big smile on my face. Now to find something to do with all my old tools, rearrange my garage, setup the dust collection system, Add a 220 plug to my garage, take some pictures and start making some saw dust!!
The model numbers of the big equipment I got
Jet 3hp Left Tilting 10” Arbor saw JTAS-10XL-1w/50” Fence
Updated with a picture of the Table saw all cleaned up…You can see the bandsaw and jointer in the background. Hoping to have everything cleaned up and running tomorrow.
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