Anyone here around the Twin Cities (Minnesota) area know of a good place to
see ads for used woodworking tools?
I've looked at the Star-Tribune classifieds, and Tradin' Times before and
not seen much. Is there anything local and specific to woodworking tools -
or tools in general I could check?
I like the idea of buying a well-made used power tool rather than new, but I
haven't been lucky enough to find anything I want at garage sales or estate
Not the best in the twin cities, but is really the place for find used
stuff on the west coast. I would imagine in the next couple years it
will be the spot in the midwest as well. It's free to post, and free to
respond to posts, so an ideal way to sell stuff and keep the most
Hope that helps
Thanks, I'll have to check that out.
There were a few things on craigslist, too. Funny thing was one guy selling
a bunch of tools he's had for a few years because he intended to get into
woodworking and never had time. Brand new 3hp Jet cabinet saw, Jet jointer,
It's hard for me to picture intending to go into whatever hobby, and just
going out and dumping a bunch of money to get everything right away.
The questions are posted here all of the time. People see what Norm does
on television, in 24 minutes, and assume that a $10k shop is 'table
stakes'. Certainly not true.
The other part of this is that life changes. Do you have the same hobbies
and interests as you did 10 or 15 years ago? Or abilities? Or family
Thank goodness for equipment resale. Have you tried selling 3-year old,
top of the line golf clubs?
Good luck with finding the right tools, at the right time. Don't be in too
much of a hurry.
installing a new-to-me, 52 year old jointer this week...
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