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PDXBarbara
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Somaca price

Postby PDXBarbara » Wed Feb 20, 2013 4:03 pm

Just looked at a used Somaca belt sander. It's in my neighborhood, so no shipping costs. works good, good water system, needs no work. some rust. owner's not sure of the age. She asked $1400 for it, says she bought it 2 years ago for $1600. Says she doesn't thing she can go below $1200. (I offered her $1000 cash.)

Ya'll think it's a good deal?

Thanks,
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Re: Somaca price

Postby jim burchett » Wed Feb 20, 2013 4:08 pm

I have one...yes. great machine
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Re: Somaca price

Postby PDXBarbara » Wed Feb 20, 2013 4:11 pm

Think it's a good price & I should snatch it if I can?
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Re: Somaca price

Postby PDXBarbara » Wed Feb 20, 2013 4:12 pm

I know & love Somacas... just anxious about the $$.
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Re: Somaca price

Postby GuyKass » Wed Feb 20, 2013 4:13 pm

Right off of their website.

(Of course you can find old working ones on CL for about $250 around here.)
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Re: Somaca price

Postby PDXBarbara » Wed Feb 20, 2013 4:37 pm

Yep, know how much they are new. Where are you, that they're $250? That sounds like a parallel universe.
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Re: Somaca price

Postby Rick Wilton » Wed Feb 20, 2013 4:45 pm

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Re: Somaca price

Postby jim burchett » Wed Feb 20, 2013 5:10 pm

Great prices in Denver
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Re: Somaca price

Postby GuyKass » Wed Feb 20, 2013 6:10 pm

NJ.

Paid $250 for mine. Cleaned it and painted it.

I know of one (at least as of a few weeks ago) that the guy is asking $275 for.

Needs a good cleaning and I didn't see it run, but he swears it runs perfectly.

Problem is shipping would be a killer.

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Re: Somaca price

Postby Dick » Wed Feb 20, 2013 6:38 pm

I would price shipping, as it is not as bad as you think. I shipped a 4'x4' kiln from Portland OR to San Diego for under $250. Add that to the price and it is still a killer deal

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Re: Somaca price

Postby Marty » Wed Feb 20, 2013 10:46 pm

Barbara- commission Guy to check one out, buy and ship it. Pay him for his time and send him a nice piece of glass.
win-win

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Re: Somaca price

Postby PDXBarbara » Wed Feb 20, 2013 11:21 pm

Hey everyone..... thanks for all the input, including PMs. And it's great to see ya'll again, since I'm rarely here anymore.

The woman here came down in her price & I couldn't resist. Works great, and is only 5 minutes from my house. Great idea, Marty, to commission Guy.... hadn't thought of something like that. But I committed to this one. It'll be more, but still not too bad. And it's easy peasy.

Yay! I've never had my own sander before. For the past several years I had a friend's equipment while he built his house, but alas, he finished building it and the equipment went home. WooHOO.

XO, ya'll.
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Re: Somaca price

Postby Babette (Shawn) » Thu Feb 21, 2013 12:40 am

Congratulations Barbara! I am so jealous, I have wanted a belt sander...been looking for a used one for over a year now! :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Re: Somaca price

Postby Bert Weiss » Thu Feb 21, 2013 12:12 pm

HIS just announced that they are selling 4 x 106 cerium belts
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Re: Somaca price

Postby jim simmons » Fri Feb 22, 2013 9:21 pm

Good one, Babs.
You know how well mine works.
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Re: Somaca price

Postby Babette (Shawn) » Sat Feb 23, 2013 12:11 am

Creeper.
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Re: Somaca price

Postby S.TImmerman » Sat Feb 23, 2013 2:08 am

Please who has the best priced belts for the Somaca? I paid 400.00 for mine- where do you all buy your belts? I haven't bought any yet.

Thanks much!
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Re: Somaca price

Postby bob proulx » Sat Feb 23, 2013 6:47 am

I bought one off of Craigslist for $250.00. It's an older machine in good shape except the box started to rot out in a couple of places. It's in my shed so I am waiting for spring to fiber glass the box.
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Re: Somaca price

Postby Rick Wilton » Sat Feb 23, 2013 10:47 am

I have the bee 4" x 106", I paid exactly ZERO $$$$ for it.

As a testament to how good these things are, the one I got spent 3 years unused outside of a glass aquarium shop in temperatures ranging from -30 c to +30. When the aquarium company moved out they left it behind. It was literally frozen to the ground, we used a fork lift to yank it out of the ice. I figured the motor would be shot as it was covered in ice. I took it home and left it outside for another couple of years.

Well I finally got around to trying this thing out and it works 100%, I haven't done a thing to it. I've been using it steady for a few years with no issues.

All of these things are built like a tank and will last a long time.
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Re: Somaca price

Postby Dick » Sat Feb 23, 2013 12:36 pm

I also have the bee. Bought it new back when new meant $1500!!! Despite trying to keep it clean, it got quite a bit of rust, so I recently took it apart, and had the unit powder coated. I found a place that did a three step, sandblast, zinc coat, powder and clear for $250. I am now rebuilding, replacing all hardware with stainless steel and will have a brand new unit for under $300. Will post photos when done. HIS is best for belts, and the trizacts are amazing

Dick


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