Guitarfrenzy Posted July 17, 2006 Report Share Posted July 17, 2006 I bought this used Woodmaster model 725, 25" Planer with Drum Sander attachment a couple of weekends back. I went to my first auction because my cousin told me about it, and it was a woodworking business that was selling out. I just went there to see if I could get a great deal on the 25" planer, I figured the bidding would get way out of hand, and I would come home empty handed. I went early so I could try it out to make sure everything was good. It worked like a charm, plus it had two extra set of blades ($160 value), 25" Drum Sander attachment (worth $355)(which effectively turns it into a thickness sander), the 6" Dust Chute ($108 retail), etc. It even had the reverse kit, so you can reverse the direction of feed when sanding. First off, the auction went great for the buyers, almost everything was dirt cheap, and good quality. So, it was hard to not bid on a lot of things because I didn't want to spend too much money so I could try to get the big planer. I set myself a limit of 900 dollars, because I wanted to either get a great deal, or I wasn't buying. I have been saving up for my new shop and didn't really want to spend any of the money, but if I could get a great deal, heck, it would be the centerpiece of my shop. When the dust settled, I ended up being the highest bidder at $825 dollars, I was happy, but at the same time I was in my little S-10 truck, and was thinking, *** have I done and how will I get this huge planer in my truck? Luckily I helped some other guys, so they in turn helped me.. thank god!! lol I later called Woodmaster to find out that it had the Pro Pak and it would cost me around 4 thousand dollars to get a new one to my door.. so maybe it wasn't a bad deal. Anyway, I think I got a pretty good deal considering what all it will do. It set my plans back for a shop a couple of months more, but I had to jump on this deal. Do you guys think I made a mistake? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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