Whether you work with wood for a career or just as a hobby, you are probably aware of the fact that a large part of the cost of woodworking is in the purchase of the various pieces of equipment needed for the tasks. From benches and files to saws of all sorts, woodworking tools come in any number of price brackets and can mean the difference from a productive session and one that ends up costing you way too much.
For many woodworkers, buying used woodworking tools is the best way to save money on a task that could otherwise cost a lot. There is any number of places to look for used woodworking tools, and in this article we are going to take a look at the advantages when you purchase your used tools from an auction.
- Cost. The first reason to consider an auction when you are purchasing your woodworking tools is the cost. While using a resource such as a buy and sell or other form of classified ad will help you find quality equipment at low prices, they just can't beat the prices you will find at an auction. The lowest bid is already set, but if you find that you are the only bidder you will probably get a truly smoking deal on a good range of tools.
- Everything you need under one roof. Auctions usually have similar goods on the block all at the same time, grouped by category. This means that you don't have to go to a variety of different locations looking for what you need in the woodworking department; odds are you can pick up a few at the same auction.
- Pre-bid inspections. Auctions always have the lots laid out before hand, so you can inspect them before you start placing bids. This is not always the case when buying used; even if you do get the chance to inspect a used woodworking tool before you buy it, it will cost you a trip if the equipment isn't up to snuff. Auctions do some pre-screening themselves, and also allow bidders to inspect for quality before the auction commences.
When it comes to purchasing used woodworking equipment, there are really no better options than the auction. You will probably find some fantastic deals through a reliable company and with the opportunity to ensure they are all in working order before you decide to purchase.