Tips on buying used jointer/thicknesser
My name is Mike and I live in Greece. I’ve been reading the forums the past years. I’m into part-time woodworking from 2010 constantly building my workshop.
I’ve been mostly building small furniture and collections stands with mostly hand tools and when a machinery was required I visited shops around me to work on them.
Now days I m moving into a much bigger shop and I’m looking to buy machinery to fill it.
I found an offer for a industrial grade Casadei FS50 combination planer/thicknesser from late 80’s. This is a real deal if the condition is right since is a 5.5kw 50cm wide machine and mortising unit offered at 1000euros(around 1100$). Im ready anyway to replace bearings and drivebelts, but I would like to know what to look for when I go see it in person.
Iron cracks are the obvious but what’s the procedure to check rollers and maybe cutterhead? Tables maybe?with a straight edge?
I’m adding some photos of the seller. It was his fathers machine, now locked away in a storage.