Have any use for any of these tools? ... in your area. No one has bid on the Jet jointer, yet. Sale ends tomorrow.
http://www.irsauctions.com/index_lots.asp?pg ήtails&id 455
I've been watching the 16" jointer in Pflugerville. I'm wondering if their (J Kraft, Inc) facility in Houston (or elsewhere) will be next, to be sold off.
Seems, some people (as per J Kraft's Facebook page) are not happy with some of their products and/or services. It doesn't say where these unhappy people are located, though.
Note: For some tools, an insurance policy is/may be required for removal of non-hand carriable items.
On Monday, July 18, 2016 at 1:02:02 PM UTC-5, dpb wrote:
At the top of the previous linked page there is a "Today's Auctions" tab. But the main page is here:
The Pflugerville listing is on page 2.
http://www.irsauctions.com/index_lots.asp?pg ήtails&id 469
Check any sales in your area. Window shopping doesn't cost a thing.
Wrong subject of "where is it?" ... :) chairman says it's more in
Austin area...I'd found the auction to have seen the collector... :)
You _must_ be kidding about "in area"...there ain't _nuthin'_ nor nobody
out here. :)
Well, just for grins I did look at all the "today's" events -- at 565
mi, it's closest by several hundred...that's pretty typical to the point
I rarely (as in never) bother to look.
On Monday, July 18, 2016 at 2:09:02 PM UTC-5, Sonny wrote:
listing is on page 2.
That 16" Newman jointer went for $650.
I didn't bid on it, after all. Too many questions unanswered. There's a tab for asking questions and I sent questions and got no replies. I called to inquire, spoke to a few people about my concerns. Received no calls back, as follow-up.
I suspect there may be something wrong with the jointer, since the bidding was low (IMO).... possibly table tops warped, something wrong with the motor (the plug is off)?.... just don't know and I didn't have a good feeling about it.
If it is in good working order, someone got a good deal.
On Friday, July 29, 2016 at 1:02:36 PM UTC-5, Scott Lurndal wrote:
Yep. Below is the lot's description. The pics include the motor spec pl
ate. I wasn't too impressed with the pics, either... too few, for one thi
3 Phase, 5HP, 3500 RPM
Re above: Tilting table? Exactly what is that? Which table and tilt wh
ich way? Also, that serial # is the motor serial number. I had asked - w
hat's the machine's serial number.
Though I'm not knowledgeable of phase converters, or electric motors in gen
eral, a week ago I had inquired of converters, at our local industrial moto
r shop. Cost a few hundred, so that's not bad. *I was planning ahead, i
n case I had bought that jointer. I would have invested in a converter.
I discounted the "tilting" as uneducated and likely, if anything,
referring to the fence. The "tables" certainly do _not_ tilt, the more
likely is got a note from an old tablesaw or somesuch mixed up with
these would be my guess.
As for machine S/N, on something that old unless you're into collecting
for collecting's sake, what difference can it make? It's a 40's-vintage
machine at the latest.
That seems pretty low-ball for the phase converter and not a rotary and
sized only for the jointer itself? While more than what could've got by
with, I bought the Phoenix rotary system for 10hp for the barn here so
have better-quality power for the heavier loading of the planer and the
room to add the DC and a later acquisition or two as well...It was
neighborhood of $800...
On Friday, July 29, 2016 at 4:05:23 PM UTC-4, dpb wrote:
Actually, with selected older table saw, the arbor was fixed and the table
was tilted/moved for adjustment. My dad had one of those saws. A friend wit
h whom I worked, cut a kerf in his knuckle when the height adjustment kn
ob loosened and he and his work fell prey to Mother Nature, proving the ada
ge that "gravity is a harsh mistress", on a completely different table saw.
Not sure how prevalent these saws were, but I know first hand that they ex
On Friday, July 29, 2016 at 6:40:48 PM UTC-4, Leon wrote:
ble was tilted/moved for adjustment. My dad had one of those saws. A friend
with whom I worked, cut a kerf in his knuckle when the height adjustmen
t knob loosened and he and his work fell prey to Mother Nature, proving the
adage that "gravity is a harsh mistress", on a completely different table
saw. Not sure how prevalent these saws were, but I know first hand that the
my apologies...I saw the TS reference and drew an incorrect conclusion...
Actually, I have, and use, one of those. A 1948 Delta. Cranking that
table up and down builds muscle! I seldom tilt it as I have a SCMS but I
have done. I also have a jig for 45 degree rips though I haven't done
one in a couple of years.
In its favor, its built like a tank and, with new bearings, the blade
runout is zero. Has an old motor that weighs a ton - I was told by a
motor rebuilder that while it's only 3/4 HP, it has way more torque than
a modern motor.
It'll outlast me :-).
I'd wager odds are it's just fine with just some TLC; as another says,
individuals generally won't consider it for two reasons, the first being
they don't have 3-phase power and the second being it's simply so large
and heavy they have no way to move it or place to put it if did--hence
the potential buying pool is quite small. On top of the three-phase,
this is a direct-drive setup so it'd take a fair effort to retrofit a
single-phase motor to it.
There's a listing at OWWM that says it weighs 2200# net. The Powermatic
180 planer here is 1600# and that's hard-enough to move; the 3-pt on the
little JD955 (30hp) utility tractor can't pick it up so had to schlep it
on a pallet mover and then work it off by hand to get it moved in the
barn from it's original landing point. I _did_ get it wired in and it's
to the point of ran a test piece through; needs a few more final tweaks
to get pressure bar tuned and bed rollers leveled and all to do fine
work, but it's getting there!!! Next is the DC system; it's too large
for the little guy I've been using; have to get the main one back in
operation that never did after the move back to the farm to hook it back
Closer to Round Rock, actually. Pflugerville is just south of
the new (ish) 45 expressway, Round Rock is just north.
Right close to where my sister lives...if only I had more room
for tools and could trust my brother-in-laws judgement on their
condition and value :-)
We used to live in Round Rock and enjoyed the time we were there.
We have friends up and down IH35 while I worked in the Austin area.
Back in the 80's before the explosion.
On 7/18/2016 3:28 PM, John McCoy wrote:
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