March 24, 2010


Filed under: old tools — howarth frank @ 5:08 pm

I got the planer out of the truck this morning.  It all went very smoothly.  I can just move it on it’s cart.



March 19, 2010

powermatic 180

Filed under: old tools — howarth frank @ 7:51 pm

i picked up the planer today.  i had to take the motor off for it to fit in the truck.  it was loaded with a fork lift.  it is pushing the limits of the truck at 1250 lbs.  now i have to get it out.


March 18, 2010


Filed under: old tools — howarth frank @ 9:02 pm

i attended my first auction today, i got three hand tools and a planer.  they got to a powermatic 180 planer that i thought was interesting but i was not planning on bidding on it.  the auction got to about $400 and was starting to feel as though it was topping out.  i thought 400?!? and i bid.  the auctioneer looked at the other bidder and he nodded ‘no’ and he turned to me and said $425 and it was mine.  it seemed in about 5 seconds i went from not planning on biding on, to owning a powermatic 180.  the asking price on these range from $1500 to $2000 (and $22,000 new).  if all goes well i will pickup the planer tomorrow.  i learned you can buy a 2 pound hand drill just a easily as a 1200 pound planer. it was a lot of fun.