Should I? - Woodworking Talk - Woodworkers Forum
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 10 Old 05-28-2015, 06:38 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
was2ndlast's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Posts: 821
View was2ndlast's Photo Album My Photos
Should I?

List is for a belt sander, 14" busy bee bs and an older jet table top drill press (13r)

Got confirmation that none have been run in the last 4 years. How comolicated could the problems be? Seller sounds pretty much firm and selling as is.

Thoughts?


Please view this ad:

Woodworking Tools,
http://www.kijiji.ca/v-power-tool/mi...ols/1075604203

Price: $ 250.00
was2ndlast is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 10 Old 05-28-2015, 07:02 PM
Senior Member
 
Chamfer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Mechanicsville, VA
Posts: 1,450
View Chamfer's Photo Album My Photos
Seems like a steal if they all work. If they didnt you could offer less if you feel like repairing. I wouldnt think there could be much wrong from just sitting inside except for replacing drive belts and/or knocking some surface rust off.

I dont know much about Busy Bee tools except I think they're a Canadian brand? The DP is a JET, so that should be solid, and I couldn't tell anything on the sander. They all look like older iron to me though, which is always good.


I say go check 'em out, see if they operate and go from there.
Chamfer is offline  
post #3 of 10 Old 05-28-2015, 07:14 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
was2ndlast's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Posts: 821
View was2ndlast's Photo Album My Photos
I'm more worried about electrical...I know very little about electrical.
was2ndlast is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 10 Old 05-28-2015, 08:29 PM
Senior Member
 
Chamfer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Mechanicsville, VA
Posts: 1,450
View Chamfer's Photo Album My Photos
The electrical for most power tools is pretty elementary. Im sure between the members here and google you could figure it out.
Chamfer is offline  
post #5 of 10 Old 05-28-2015, 08:57 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 25,991
View Steve Neul's Photo Album My Photos
The bandsaw alone is worth the purchase price alone. I wouldn't worry about the electrical. They will run on 110V.
Steve Neul is offline  
post #6 of 10 Old 06-01-2015, 03:44 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
was2ndlast's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Posts: 821
View was2ndlast's Photo Album My Photos
Would anyone buy a jointer that they don't make replacement parts (knives yes) for anymore? Brand name craftex? It's cdn.
was2ndlast is offline  
post #7 of 10 Old 06-01-2015, 03:46 PM
Sawdust Creator
 
ryan50hrl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 8,047
View ryan50hrl's Photo Album My Photos
Depends....is it in good shape?? There's not much that wears out that you can't still get. Bearings, belts, electrical and motors are always available.

I have a delta jointer that's no longer supported and I was able to have three parts for it machined by a really nice guy on here, otherwise I could have found a local machine shop if I was too desperate.

The tools don't make the craftsman....
ryan50hrl is offline  
post #8 of 10 Old 06-01-2015, 04:49 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
was2ndlast's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Posts: 821
View was2ndlast's Photo Album My Photos
He says knives need to be replaced but other than that no issues. The cutter head and bearings I should check but I was hoping there isn't too much more than just metal. I will try to see if the fence is square-able and the tables are flat.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	1433187986732.jpg
Views:	44
Size:	66.6 KB
ID:	163329  

Click image for larger version

Name:	1433187996981.jpg
Views:	39
Size:	55.7 KB
ID:	163337  

Click image for larger version

Name:	1433188006837.jpg
Views:	49
Size:	54.1 KB
ID:	163345  

was2ndlast is offline  
post #9 of 10 Old 06-01-2015, 05:56 PM
Senior Member
 
arvanlaar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Cannington ON
Posts: 283
View arvanlaar's Photo Album My Photos
Looks like the ad has been taken down?
arvanlaar is offline  
post #10 of 10 Old 06-01-2015, 08:32 PM
Senior Member
 
Danno's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Ajax, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 526
View Danno's Photo Album My Photos
Craftex is still sold through busy bee.
Danno is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Woodworking Talk - Woodworkers Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome