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Forum topic by MinimusMeridius posted 04-20-2019 08:21 PM 474 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-20-2019 08:21 PM

Hello all. New to the forums and the woodworking world. Most impressive thing I’ve done was a work bench for the garage and even that wasn’t that great.

My neighbor on the other hand was very talented, but unfortunately he’s been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and his wife is in the process of having to sell everything with little to knowledge of what he has. I was hoping to get some input on some of the items. I’ve posted some pictures of what she believes are jigs, she’s just not sure what a fair asking price is for each. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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#1 posted 04-21-2019 02:01 AM

That looks like a collection of router bits.
Not sure about pricing for used, but that will help with looking up what she has on Amazon.

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#2 posted 04-21-2019 02:10 AM

Used router bits don’t usually command much on their own… best bet is to include them along with the router they were used with to make the sale more attractive.


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#3 posted 04-21-2019 02:19 AM

I agree not worth anything on their own. Bundle them with a tool that your selling.
I agree with Brad.

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#4 posted 04-21-2019 03:20 AM

well let me ask how much does your neighbor mean to you as a friend or person? if he means nothing get it for as little as you can,but if he means something to you as a friend give her a fair value.i see a few hundred dollars new,but maybe a 150 used.i don’t mean to be cold but she’s going trough hell right now so be fair,you now what I mean! not the time to take advantage of some poor woman’s pain! peace.

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#5 posted 04-21-2019 03:28 AM

Router bits are hard to sell on ebay cause people can’t tell condition sharpness. Best bet may be going to something like a Rockler parking lot tool swap where you may get $5 for some of the more popular ones. Maybe a bit more for the 1/2” panel raising bits. Then what don’t sell stick on ebay as a package set for best offer.

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#6 posted 04-21-2019 04:22 AM

Thanks for all the replies and help. Definitely not asking for myself. There is a community garage sale coming up and she wants to put them out, but has no idea what to ask. I mentioned CL or eBay might be a better bet since they are hobby-specific items but we’ll drag everything out for the garage sale, come what may. She’s also got an Incra Intelli-fence (apologies if I murdered that one). I’ve attached a pic. Any input on fair market value for one of these would be appreciated as well. I’m not sure how used these items are but I know her husband took great care of everything and they all seem to be in great shape.

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#7 posted 04-21-2019 07:45 PM

If you want to sell them, you may want to check for a local woodworking club. even if it’s a scroll sawing club or a wood turning club. The president of the club will most likely put out the word to the club members. Your more apt to find a woodworker that could use them, or want extra router bits in his arsenal of bits.

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