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Forum topic by LucasWoods posted 02-02-2015 04:58 PM 755 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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LucasWoods

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02-02-2015 04:58 PM

Besides craigslist where do you all go to find used and or refurbished power tools?

-- Colorado Springs, CO


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HornedWoodwork

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#1 posted 02-02-2015 06:02 PM

Craigslist and ebay are the go to sources, are there any secondhand tool stores near you? If you have a local guild they might be able to point out some other places to look.

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#2 posted 02-02-2015 06:17 PM

Edit: ignore my response. You did indeed ask for power tools, my bad.

Brass City was one of the best, but the owner (Walt Q) is currently battling cancer. There are others (sydnasloot, hyperkitten) that offer tools at good prices, but not as much volume and variety as walt. Highly recommend you get on Patrick Leach’s monthly list. Much to learn on many tools, and he’s an oracle.

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#3 posted 02-02-2015 06:26 PM

Shhh smitty, if everybody goes buying from there, the prices will go up. Besides, he asked about power tools. :)

Spazy, Auctions are the other place people seem to do real well at, but I haven’t had any luck even finding good auctions around me. I think people are willing to drive farther for them than I am. And of course there’s always estate sales and garage sales that you can find used tools at.

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#4 posted 02-02-2015 06:30 PM

^ Amended my post, going back in the hole now. :-)

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TheGreatJon

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#5 posted 02-02-2015 06:52 PM

There are several auction sites that I check, but they are all regional. It takes some patience, but you can get amazing deals if they post one in your area. Two weeks ago there was an auction near me. I scored an old sears roebuck standing drill press for $20, a PC 3.25hp plunge router for $45, and a makita 10” sliding miter saw with saw station for $80.

If you watch, they will come.

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#6 posted 02-03-2015 12:47 AM

do a forum search about the keyword “auctions”.
i did a brief article about jumping into the auction arena that you might like.

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