Buddy of mine's ex significant other got a couple of his tools when they split up, and now the storage unit she's been keeping them in is going bye-bye, and since they're strongly Ex-es, he won't be getting them back. She'll sell them first, but, funny thing, she'll let him find the buyer, and since he's not a turner, and has a better bandsaw, he's offering them to me:
Delta Midi Lathe with bed extension and several turning tools (he's not sure what type, or what brand, but thinks there might be a Sorby or two in the mix)
HF 14" bandsaw with a Grizzly riser block, plus some assorted portable tools, of uncertain lineage or condition.
a quick trip to the appropriate sites and I have New prices of $300 for the Midi (werent' they on sale for about half that not too long ago?) and the HF is $289.
Now I'm not even going to touch the fact that I don't have a roof, and what am I thinking about buying tools right now, except for the fact that this is a one-time opportunity to tool up for not a whole lot of cash. Cutting the two 'new' prices roughly in half, they're Used tools after all, gets me in the ballpark of $300, which coincidentally is just about the maximum I'm willing/able to part with. Total.
Wish me luck, I hope to have some new tool gloat picks by Monday or Tuesday, but I may just have a 'fat' bank account and nothing to show for my offer.
The lathe and tools are my priority of the two, At the risk of casting aspersions at HF tools, it would be a starter saw for me, as I want the 14" Rikon in the new shop. HOwever if I can snag the HF for less than half of its new cost, I'll do so and see where else I can put money I'd have spent on the Rikon.