Not sure where to post this so will just start it here. If it gets moved I will know I was in the wrong place.
Got a note from a Eric, whom I have messaged with over at OWWM asking if I wanted to go to an auction. It was a complete liquidation of a General Contract business and they has lots of tools listed including some big power tools. I really am not looking for anything but you never know what you find at one of these so I went. Lots of construction tools, nailer's, painting equipment, ladders etc.
Of special interest to us were several 1960ish Powermatic tools. 16" planner. 6" jointer. The big model 67(??) table saw. Swings a 14 or 16 inch blade. Eric knew way more than I did about these. And some other machines. Most all was 3 phase.
The surprise was the 16" planer. Now there had a been a fire so the tables were rusted from the water but nothing else was damaged as far as we could tell. The planner sold for a whopping $375. No typo! That was the steal of the century! You pay that much for a Lunch box planner. Of course it does weight in at 12-1300 pounds too. I thought about bidding and then reselling it. Found out the buyer was willing to go $1,500 so just as well I didn't bid.
Here some other prices.
Powermatic table saw $425 (another steal)
Powermatic 6" jointer $225
Powermatic shaper $425 (The only one that sold near what it was worth)
Delta/Rockwell drill press $75
Delta/Rockwell 14" bandsaw $150
HUGE air compressor $650
I probably should have bought some of that because I could make money on them. But with the jointer coming I decided to pass. But I did pick up a belt/edge sander for $35. It was not something I needed but I could use it. And it was so going so cheap I started bidding on it. Got in home and plugged it up and to my surprise the belt even oscillates! Not sure that's intentional though. I figured it was worth that much for the 3/4 hp Dayton motor on there!