A couple of good buys at a auction on Saturday.

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Blog entry by Eagle1 posted 04-11-2011 01:57 PM 1578 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I went to a auction this weekend. The add said it had woodworking tools. I picked up a Delta universal tennoning jig #34-184 brand new in the box. It had not even been opened. I snatched it up for $45.00. I also picked up a Dewalt 682 bisquit joiner for $45.00 also it had not been used but only a couple of times. I also pick up a older craftsman 6” by 36” bed. It only has a little bit of surface rust on it. It will clkean up nice. I check the bed out this morning, the bed is flat as can be and the fence is a perfect 90 to the bed. I got it for $90.00.

I was really surprised that they had a little bit older Delta unisaw there, with the ext table with it and was on the roller base. It only went for $750.00

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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#1 posted 04-11-2011 02:19 PM

Wow! Nice deals.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#2 posted 04-11-2011 02:22 PM

some days are just good ones

sounds like you got some nice tools
and at a price that keeps you happy

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#3 posted 04-11-2011 02:44 PM

How am I supposed to drool if you don’t include pics?
Good scores!

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#4 posted 04-11-2011 03:02 PM

I’m still thinking about the Unisaw.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#5 posted 04-11-2011 04:32 PM

Sounds like you got some deals.

I love auctions. My wifes parents go to them all the time and they’re supposed to be on the lookout for woodworking tools for me. Supposed is the key word as they’ve only found 4 pipe clamps over the past 2 years. And they go atleast once a month.

I went to a local one last November. It was a cabinet shop closing up. I didn’t buy much as most everything went kinda high (like the delta boss spindle sander going for $250). Plus I was holding out for that PM66 w/ 52” rails. It came with a mobile base, an extension table, bench dog router lift, and the porter cable 3 1/4 hp router.

I didn’t win it. Although from about $700 up it was between me and the guy that did win. He got it for $1600. Told me afterward he would have went to $2000.

That PM66 was in phenomenal shape though. So without seing it, $750, at an auction, sounds about right for that Unisaw.

-- In this world there's two kinds of people my friend. Those with loaded guns and those who dig. You dig.

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#6 posted 04-11-2011 07:28 PM

It sounds like you did a good days work on Saturday. Nice going.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#7 posted 04-11-2011 07:31 PM

Always nice to get a great deal on something you can use. I love to browse swap meets, garage sales and the like when I have the time.

We have an auction barn nearby but tools are not a common item….Ocassionally, I have found some nice planes….a few really nice marking/measuring tools….and some items I can’t identify. They are starting to have more auctions with items that are not considered “antiques” so I am hoping perhaps they will sell some more modern versions of tools.

-- Woodworking.....My small slice of heaven!

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