If you’re fond of DIY projects and want to have your own workshop station at home, then it’s important to have the best equipment and a versatile array of power tool collection in your shed for various works and projects. Unfortunately, most of these tools are not cheap and trying to have a complete arsenal will cost quite a lot.
One of the most expensive, but necessary, tool in a DIY workshop studio is a belt sander. This equipment will smoothen out rough surfaces of metal or wood in a short span of time. However, these tend to be quick expensive to have. One option you can consider if there are budget constraints is getting a used, but still operating, belt sander.
The problem of getting used equipment such as a belt sander is that there’s usually no warranty should it malfunction and repairs can be quite costly. To help in getting a perfectly working used belt sander, here are some of the things one must consider before purchase.
The age of the equipment
Knowing how long the equipment has been used will give you an idea on how much normal wear and tear it has already gone through and what possible problems it may encounter once you purchase it. It will also give you an opportunity to check key parts and determine if some damages are due to normal wear and tear or something else. It will also give you an idea on how well it was maintained by its previous owner.
Know where to buy them
You have to know where best to buy used belt sanders for optimal cost-benefit returns. Buying a pre-owned belt sander, more so from someone you don’t know personally, can be quite risky as you have minimal information on how for what projects the previous owner used the sander for. The ideal choice for pre-owned belt sander purchase are companies that specialize in inspecting and testing used equipment. These companies usually have a physical store and will allow you to test and inspect the belt sander thoroughly before purchase.