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 24, 2010
March 19, 2010
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
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.