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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-10-2019, 07:48 AM Thread Starter
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For sale is a legacy is good working order. It has a Porter Cable 3/4 HP variable speed router, many different gears, a box full of router bits, the original manuals and videos. It is currently disassembled for transport. My uncle was using it in Texas, but it is back home near Flint, MI. I would ship it if the costs are prepaid. I would like 10k for it, but I will settle for 2k OBO. Thanks
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First post, and selling something for some big bucks. I really think there should be some way to not allow selling anything until some criteria is met. Maybe no starting a thread until has responded to ten or so posts. And no posting for sale until five or ten threads started. Just my thoughts.

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Tim Zeigler is looking for one and may be interested. We used to do that Theo but that would deprive members like Tim from a chance at buying it and this guy isn't likely here to participate in the forum anyway. He probably wouldn't bother staying to get to 10 posts.
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Are you willing to sell parts from it?
looking for the drive motor/micro switchs and the small parts follower etc...

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Morning guys.
My apologies if I have offended anyone here. This unit was bought new by my grandmothers second husband, Mike Benner. Mike used it for years until he passed away, and them my grandma tinkered with it a little, but did not have the skill set to operate the machine as it was designed. She did mostly scroll saw work as a hobby. My grandmother has sense passed on, and I am certain is now in the presence of the Lord. As her age prevented her from doing any woodworking she passed the unit on to me. I have been in the construction industry for 25 years, and did quite a bit of finish carpentry work when I was younger. It was my intention to set up the machine and use it, but after receiving the unit and determining the learning curve of becoming proficient with it, I have decided to let someone else enjoy the machine. I invest my time in other things, and don't the spare time to learn and use a machine with the capacities that this one has. My uncle who works with mesquite wood down in Texas had the machine set up and running, and created some beautiful pieces with it. But circumstances be as they are, he decided not to keep it.
I did a little market research before listing the item, but there was not much to be found on the current market value of this unit. I saw a guy post and sell one last year for 3k, but to be honest, I don't know what he had for additional pieces/parts compared to this one. And it seems there is quite a bit of accessory parts that can be purchased for creating different finished products. If the price is unfair, I would certainly entertain wisdom from those in the know about such things, because as stated, I am not in the know.
I can unwrap more of the parts, if someone is interested is seeing what all is there. The parts are wrapped in red in the original pictures, as they were when they came back from Texas. My intent is not to be unfair with the sale, but to move the unit to someone that will use it. I see Tim has an Oliver in his profile picture, and even though I am a John Deere guy, I would even be willing to sell the unit to him. ;-) My original post that contained my silly statement with my desire to sell it for 10k was just a sad attempt at humor, and I know that those things get lost when presented in text without the benefit of a sly grin or slight chuckle.
So, If the price is out of line, please let me know. I would like to sell the unit as a whole, as I have no use for any of the parts by themselves.
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Big I’ve seen them for as little as around a thousand but they may have been missing parts. The rest usually were between $1500 and $2000 but as you say, there were many options and router bits for them. I recently saw someone on eBay trying to sell some Infinity bits for making braids, etc and I suspect they were very pricey new and I think some were unused and he was only asking $300 for a pretty good size lot and I don’t know if he sold them because it looked like you needed the mill to do that. I think you are in the right ball park at that price with what you have.

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I sure have to appreciate your sense of humor in the realm of Tractors. That beautiful Green piece is one of the 4 Oliver's that my wife and I have purchased over the years. Its actually a 1800A series 1961. Each of my kids are going to get one of them when we move on to "Greener Pastures"
Yea I'll pray for any John Deere owner lol.

Thanks for posting all the pix and as I'd mentioned really only need certain parts to complete my LOM 1200 which we here in Minnesota drove all the way to Texas for back in January. Actually very early January. No snow rain or anything.
All though if the price is right I'd buy another complete one just to have as they are one unique machine. Yes some learning curves for sure.
I will private message you about any more details I'd inquire about.

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