How To Buy From Machinery Auctions (5 Tips for Cheap Tools)



In this video I go over some of the frequently asked questions I get regarding buying machinery and tools from online auctions. I have bought many tools for my shop and for other peoples shops through auctions and have saved THOUSANDS of dollars. Auctions are always a risk, but have been very well worth the reward for me and my friends.

Here are some of the auction houses I use:

Be sure to check WHERE the auction is located before you go and start bidding on stuff. Equipment is heavy and hard to move, try not to travel too far with it unless you really know what you are doing.

Got questions? Ask them below!

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Flap disc:

Inside corner disc (AMAZING):

Wire Wheel:

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Below are some links to tools I use in the shop on a daily basis.

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Bosch Miter Saw ( My Favorite miter saw)

Sawstop Table Saw:

Wen Tabletop Metalcutting Bandsaw

Articulated Vise:

Bosch Portable Bandsaw ( 18V)

Porter Cable Restorer:

Lincoln 120V Welder ( good for a home shop)

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