recently started reading this NG and enjoy many of the posts, have woodworked
for over 35 years on a lot of different equipment mostly commercial and come
across a lot of auctions, recently purchased altendorf F-45 elmo and resold and
was wondering if this group ever discusses this category and size machinery as
it can be picked up for a fraction of it's original cost ocassionally
Funny you should mention it. A friend of mine has a son that is a
cabinetmaker, his boss picked up an altendorf at auction two weeks ago. He
paid $90 000 for a 6 month old, $225 000 machine due to some other guy going
(that's Australian $)
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i bought this one for a little over 10000 US$ and needed a few hours cleaning
and adjusting, sold for considerably more but no where near 90k, purchased a
huge tannewitz bandsaw for under 1000 mainly because it needed a floor relief
under it. the bigger and more specialized the equipment i.e. profilers,
tenoners, and cnc contouring equipment the better the price break get unless
you run into an opposing buyer who specifically wants it, a lot of this
equipment can be adapted to hobby or semi professional use if you have the room
and will surpass the performance of readily available (grizzly, jet, craftsman)
machinery at just a little more cost
It's mostly hobbyist wooddorkers and the majority would have
to Google Altendorf prior to realizing it's way out of their
If you ever come across an vintage commercial equipment you
are free to come over to the OWWM for some good hearted
OWWM The Discussion Group:
OWWM The Web Site:
Please note, the rules for what is vintage are, must be at
least 20 years old and/or no longer being manufactured.
Really not a lot when it comes to guidelines (1), just
keeping things simple.
(1) There is more to it, the rules that is, and you will
get a nice little message from the mean old ogre who runs
the discussion group but as long as you read and follow what
he says you'll be fine.
I watched a 24" Delta/Crescent planer (huge) go for the cost
of a brand new Lunch Box/Porty Planer. It was determined
that the price paid was directly reflected by the lack of
buyers with the ability to extract the machine from the
premises (7' ceilings/no lift truck/no dock).
early last year i watched a 700k CNC center with 200k worth of tooling go for
35000 the local woodworking company that bought it spent another 40k for the
rigging and transport of it 7 miles away.
i appreciated the link to the yahoo group and have already joined, and
regarding the cost of places to put equipment, pole buildings are pretty
flexible and relatively inexpensive. i'm about five years out from retirement
and planning my next career and have rat holed away the 36" tannewitz, a diehl
52, and an onsrud overarm pin router along with some smaller equipment and the
building cost less than what i saved on machinery that will outlast me
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