To the august members of the board:
While doing some volunteer work at a local high school recently, I ran
across several woodworking machines in an old storeroom. I didn't have
a chance to look at them very long, but I'm sure they had seen better
days, or they wouldn't have been replaced. However, they all appeared
When I inquired about them, I was told I'd have to go through the
schoolboard, and bid on them.
Question is, without much more than rudimentary mechanical knowledge,
and no way to thoroughly check them out (as of yet), are these things
even worth considering?
Briefly, what I saw:
1. Delta-Rockwell RAS - looked like a 10"
2. Powermatic planer - about 12" or so (old floor model)
3. Delta - Rockwell jigsaw
4. Delta - Rockwell 8" jointer
5. Two Delta-Rockwell bandsaws (I'm guessing 14 inches)
Are parts available, and assuming they work, but are worn, what would
be a decent bid? What should be the primary things to look for to
determine whether or not they are wore out, and not worth the effort?
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