Used Gang Rip Saws Can Deliver New Machine Quality at Used Machine Prices

Almost everyone who enjoys woodworking as a hobby imagines what it would be like to earn a living by operating a full-scale commercial woodworking company. But the path from hobbyist woodworking to commercial woodworking involves lots of planning and purchases. If you decide to take your passion for woodworking into the commercial realm, chances are that most of wood working machines that you see in your woodshop today won’t be there when you finally open your commercial production line. For example, instead of using hand saws and circle saws for all of your cutting needs, you’ll eventually need an industrial grade gang rip saw; a radial design power saw with its blade mounted to its motor that cuts wood both across the stock and above it.

Industrial grade gang rip saws simplify a variety of cuts that take significantly more time and effort when made with other types of saws. But to bring the power of top grade gang rip saws to your production line, you could be looking at spending multiple thousands of dollars. Although taking your woodworking to the next level can put lots of money in your pocket, getting to that level can take lots of money out of it. Faced with the expense of industrial wood working machines, some aspiring woodworkers try to compromise by buying a grade of machinery that isn’t designed to stand up to the production needs of commercial woodworking, and the result is always the same: the machines work wonderfully for a little while, then they start breaking down with increased frequency, eventually burning out. If you feel tempted to buy a rip saw in a cheaper grade than you ideally need, a better idea is to shop for an industrial gang rip saw used.

When woodworkers are first cutting their teeth in the commercial woodworking business, many of them don’t know about the value of used industrial woodworking machinery. Unlike domestic grade woodworking machinery, industrial machinery’s long life span and sturdy construction mean that it can be “used” and still perform like new, especially if its former owner kept it properly maintained. In addition to startup woodworkers, commercial woodworking companies also buy machines used in order to save money; and when you learn how much new industrial woodworking machines cost, it’s easy to see why. In order to make sure that they get a quality machine for the money, woodworking companies follow two simple rules when buying used machines: they research the seller’s reputation and they ask to see a copy of a machine’s official maintenance record. If you follow the same rules as you shop for used gang rip saws, you’ll end up with the saw that you need at the price that you need.