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QUICKWOOD SYSTEM PRO 1300/4 POWER Polishing Machine
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QUICKWOOD SYSTEM PRO 1300/4 POWER Polishing Machine Sanding & Polishing
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 3,200 x 2,400 x 2,500 mm
Year of manufacture 2016
Weight approx. 3,600 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Korschenbroich, loaded on truck
Korschenbroich Germany, 41352 Korschenbroich
29/04/2021 10:01
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FORMAT 4 Giant 1350 Wide Belt Sander Wide Belt Sanders
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 2,200 x 2,500 x 2,800 mm
Year of manufacture 2012
Weight approx. 5,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Altenberge, loaded on truck
Altenberge Germany, 48341 Altenberge
29/04/2021 10:03
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FRIULMAC IDRAMAT Double End Tenoner Double End Tenoners
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 6,200 x 4,500 x 2,300 mm
Year of manufacture 2007
Weight approx. 7,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Nuevo Baztán - Madrid, loaded on truck
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Nuevo Baztán - Madrid Spain, 28514 Nuevo Baztán - Madrid
28/04/2021 11:56
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MAWERA FU 1400 RA Heater Heating Apparatus
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 6,000 x 5,000 x 25,000 mm
Year of manufacture 1997
Weight approx. 25,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA, loaded on truck
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region Avellino Italy, region Avellino
21/04/2021 10:50
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 39,000 x 3,400 x 2,800 mm
Year of manufacture 1994
Weight approx. 150,000 kg
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Delivery terms EXW Schneverdingen, ex foundation, unpackaged
Schneverdingen Germany, 29640 Schneverdingen
29/04/2021 10:08
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 26,000 x 2,450 x 1,500 mm
Weight approx. 6,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Schweinfurt, loaded on truck
Schweinfurt Germany, 97421 Schweinfurt
29/04/2021 10:28
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DIMTER OPTICUT S50 Optimizing Cut-off Saw
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 11,000 x 2,100 x 1,800 mm
Year of manufacture 2007
Weight approx. 1,500 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Castello di Godego, loaded on truck
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Castello di Godego Italy, 31030 Castello di Godego
18/05/2021 09:29
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ALTENDORF F45 Elmo Ⅲ Sliding Table Saw
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 3,200 x 2,200 x 2,000 mm
Year of manufacture 2006
Weight approx. 500 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Schwetzingen, loaded on truck
Schwetzingen Germany, 68723 Schwetzingen
22/04/2021 11:09
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REICHENBACHER VISION II CNC Machining Centre
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REICHENBACHER VISION II CNC Machining Centre CNC Machining Centres
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Year of manufacture 2003
Weight approx. 10,000 kg
Delivery terms FCA Vilamalla, loaded on truck
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Vilamalla Spain, 17469 Vilamalla
20/04/2021 12:30
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 45,000 x 4,000 x 2,100 mm
Year of manufacture 1993
Weight approx. 20,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA, loaded on truck
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region Avellino Italy, region Avellino
21/04/2021 10:26
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 9,000 x 2,400 x 2,800 mm
Year of manufacture 2003
Weight approx. 3,500 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Jabłonna k. Rakoniewice, loaded on truck
Jabłonna k. Rakoniewice Poland, 64-308 Jabłonna k. Rakoniewice
12/05/2021 09:18
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Laminating Press
Laminating Press Laminating Machinery
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 9,600 x 1,000 x 2,330 mm
Weight approx. 5,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Nuevo Baztán - Madrid, loaded on truck
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Nuevo Baztán - Madrid Spain, 28514 Nuevo Baztán - Madrid
28/04/2021 11:50
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 4,000 x 1,900 x 2,000 mm
Year of manufacture 2000
Weight approx. 3,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Torre san giorgio, loaded on truck
Torre san giorgio Italy, 12030 Torre san giorgio
20/05/2021 10:01
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IMA Advantage 5216-2 L8 Edgebander
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 7,300 x 2,400 x 2,300 mm
Year of manufacture 2003
Weight approx. 3,300 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Kraków, loaded on truck
Kraków Poland, 30-733 Kraków
12/05/2021 09:13
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 9,350 x 2,000 x 2,100 mm
Year of manufacture 2005
Weight approx. 4,850 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Bucuresti, loaded on truck
Bucuresti Romania, 033091 Bucuresti
12/05/2021 09:05
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 13,000 x 2,400 x 2,100 mm
Year of manufacture 1995
Weight approx. 4,200 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Lederhose, loaded on truck
Lederhose Germany, 07589 Lederhose
11/05/2021 10:01
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BERMAQ LCA-4 Profile Sanding Machine
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 5,000 x 1,500 x 1,500 mm
Year of manufacture 1998
Weight approx. 2,200 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Ripollet (Barcelona), loaded on truck
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Ripollet (Barcelona) Spain, 08291 Ripollet (Barcelona)
20/04/2021 12:02
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 10,200 x 2,500 x 8,000 mm
Year of manufacture 2004
Weight approx. 10,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Castello di Godego, loaded on truck
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Castello di Godego Italy, 31030 Castello di Godego
18/05/2021 11:37
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CELASCHI TSA360 C-N Double-End Tenoner
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 5,300 x 6,000 x 2,200 mm
Year of manufacture 2001
Weight approx. 10,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Castello di Godego, loaded on truck
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Castello di Godego Italy, 31030 Castello di Godego
18/05/2021 09:14
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EL.ME C1FL 2-Head Sawing and Drilling Machine
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 4,400 x 2,000 x 2,400 mm
Year of manufacture 2007
Weight approx. 2,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Castello di Godego, loaded on truck
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Castello di Godego Italy, 31030 Castello di Godego
18/05/2021 09:09
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 1,200 x 500 x 1,000 mm
Year of manufacture 2010
Weight approx. 150 kg
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Delivery terms EXW Torre san giorgio, ex foundation, unpackaged
Torre san giorgio Italy, 12030 Torre san giorgio
20/05/2021 10:02
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SCM TECH99L Machining centre CNC Machining Centres
Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 6,000 x 5,000 x 2,600 mm
Year of manufacture 2002
Weight approx. 3,500 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Baldissero Torinese, loaded on truck
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Baldissero Torinese Italy, 10020 Baldissero Torinese
19/05/2021 09:49
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 135,000 x 2,400 x 2,500 mm
Year of manufacture 2002
Weight approx. 7,900 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Jabłonna k. Rakoniewice, loaded on truck
Jabłonna k. Rakoniewice Poland, 64-308 Jabłonna k. Rakoniewice
12/05/2021 09:09
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Lot of solid wood planks
Lot of solid wood planks Wood-Based Materials
Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 3,500 x 4,800 x 3,500 mm
Weight approx. 15,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Castello di Godego, loaded on truck
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Castello di Godego Italy, 31030 Castello di Godego
18/05/2021 14:33
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 9,000 x 2,500 x 1,800 mm
Year of manufacture 2002
Weight approx. 3,500 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Castello di Godego, loaded on truck
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Castello di Godego Italy, 31030 Castello di Godego
18/05/2021 09:24
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 6,000 x 1,500 x 3,000 mm
Year of manufacture 2019
Weight approx. 1,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Baldissero Torinese, loaded on truck
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Baldissero Torinese Italy, 10020 Baldissero Torinese
19/05/2021 09:29
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HOMAG - LIGMATECH KL76 A3 S2 Edgebander
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 10,000 x 2,500 x 2,400 mm
Year of manufacture 1997
Weight approx. 5,000 kg
Delivery terms FCA A Estrada, loaded on truck
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A Estrada Spain, 36680 A Estrada
20/04/2021 12:31
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 3,400 x 3,500 x 1,300 mm
Year of manufacture 2007
Weight approx. 1,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Castello di Godego, loaded on truck
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Castello di Godego Italy, 31030 Castello di Godego
18/05/2021 09:39
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BRUNNER Drying booths Extraction Units and Tunnel Dryers
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 16,000 x 9,000 x 6,000 mm
Weight approx. 30,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA, loaded on truck
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region Avellino Italy, region Avellino
21/04/2021 10:47
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 3,700 x 2,700 x 2,300 mm
Weight approx. 1,500 kg
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Delivery terms FCA, loaded on truck
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region Avellino Italy, region Avellino
21/04/2021 10:09
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 2,500 x 1,200 x 2,500 mm
Year of manufacture 2012
Weight approx. 900 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Csabrendek, loaded on truck
Csabrendek Hungary, 8474 Csabrendek
12/05/2021 09:08
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MANITOU 80 VJR Platform Feeding and Stacking
Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 2,200 x 800 x 1,500 mm
Year of manufacture 2007
Weight approx. 2,200 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Zona Industriale di Calcinato (BS), loaded on truck
Zona Industriale di Calcinato (BS) Italy, 25011 Zona Industriale di Calcinato (BS)
23/04/2021 09:48
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PALPATOR 1800 TME Lathe
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 4,000 x 1,500 x 2,000 mm
Year of manufacture 1996
Weight approx. 2,400 kg
Delivery terms FCA El Ejido, loaded on truck
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El Ejido Spain, 04700 El Ejido
20/04/2021 11:59
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ADOLFI STK400 Lathe Lathes
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 2,000 x 700 x 1,500 mm
Weight approx. 800 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Zona Industriale di Calcinato, loaded on truck
Zona Industriale di Calcinato Italy, 25011 Zona Industriale di Calcinato
23/04/2021 12:10
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BRUNNER Drying booths
BRUNNER Drying booths Extraction Units and Tunnel Dryers
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 16,000 x 9,000 x 6,000 mm
Weight approx. 30,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA, loaded on truck
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region Avellino Italy, region Avellino
21/04/2021 10:49
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BRUNNER Drying booths
BRUNNER Drying booths Extraction Units and Tunnel Dryers
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 20,000 x 7,000 x 4,000 mm
Weight approx. 30,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA, loaded on truck
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region Avellino Italy, region Avellino
21/04/2021 10:48
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BRUNNER Drying booths Extraction Units and Tunnel Dryers
Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 16,000 x 9,000 x 6,000 mm
Weight approx. 30,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA, loaded on truck
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region Avellino Italy, region Avellino
21/04/2021 10:46
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Lot of solid wood planks
Lot of solid wood planks Wood-Based Materials
Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 3,000 x 4,800 x 3,500 mm
Weight approx. 15,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Castello di Godego, loaded on truck
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Castello di Godego Italy, 31030 Castello di Godego
18/05/2021 14:32
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 3,000 x 4,800 x 3,500 mm
Weight approx. 15,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Castello di Godego, loaded on truck
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Castello di Godego Italy, 31030 Castello di Godego
18/05/2021 14:31
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 2,700 x 3,300 x 4,000 mm
Weight approx. 10,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Castello di Godego, loaded on truck
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Castello di Godego Italy, 31030 Castello di Godego
18/05/2021 14:02
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 2,800 x 1,700 x 2,200 mm
Year of manufacture 2016
Weight approx. 850 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Sofia, Bistritsa village, loaded on truck
Sofia, Bistritsa village Bulgaria, 1444 Sofia, Bistritsa village
12/05/2021 09:04
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SCM FS 520 Combined Surface and Thickness Planer Combined Surface and Thickness Planers
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 2,400 x 1,200 x 1,500 mm
Year of manufacture 2004
Weight approx. 1,000 kg
Item available from May 2021
Delivery terms FCA Dortmund, loaded on truck
Dortmund Germany, 44319 Dortmund
29/04/2021 10:05
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 2,400 x 2,000 x 1,900 mm
Year of manufacture 2007
Weight approx. 2,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Rietberg, loaded on truck
Rietberg Germany, 33397 Rietberg
11/05/2021 10:00
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ORBILAK MI 900 SE Brushes Sanding Machine Sanding & Polishing
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 5,720 x 2,100 x 2,050 mm
Year of manufacture 2003
Weight approx. 1,500 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Nuevo Baztán - Madrid, loaded on truck
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Nuevo Baztán - Madrid Spain, 28514 Nuevo Baztán - Madrid
28/04/2021 11:49
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Lot of solid wood planks
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 3,000 x 4,800 x 3,500 mm
Weight approx. 14,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Castello di Godego, loaded on truck
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Castello di Godego Italy, 31030 Castello di Godego
18/05/2021 14:36
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 6,000 x 1,800 x 1,800 mm
Weight approx. 3,500 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Castello di Godego, loaded on truck
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Castello di Godego Italy, 31030 Castello di Godego
18/05/2021 09:12
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 3,000 x 4,800 x 3,500 mm
Weight approx. 9,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Castello di Godego, loaded on truck
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Castello di Godego Italy, 31030 Castello di Godego
18/05/2021 14:47
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HOMAG ESPANA CHT 12/32/26/E Panel Saw with Lift Table
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 1,300 x 2,400 x 2,400 mm
Year of manufacture 1999
Weight approx. 4,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Sofia, Bistritsa village, loaded on truck
Sofia, Bistritsa village Bulgaria, 1444 Sofia, Bistritsa village
12/05/2021 09:01
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Definition: Woodworking Machinery

The range of woodworking machinery includes small hand tools as well as big production lines. Accordingly, the used machine business must cope with different demands. Craftsmen look for simple saws, planers and carpentry machines. Industrial companies look for powerful panel saws, edge banding machines or CNC machining centres. Coating and finishing machines are as much in demand as drilling and dowelling machines, veneer presses, extraction systems, chippers, roller conveyor belts... At Surplex you will find the best woodworking machinery. Take the right decision: high quality at fair prices!

Used woodworking machines for industrial use

  1. Index
  2. Wood - the number one natural material
  3. Industrial sectors and types of woodworking machinery
    1. Saws
    2. Removal of material
    3. Precision machining
    4. Assembly
    5. Cylindrical turning
    6. Final polish
    7. Veneer processing of chipboard and profiles
    8. Surfacing and finishing
    9. Peripheral wood machines
  4. What do I need to know when buying woodworking equipment?
  5. Major producers of woodworking machinery

Wood - the number one natural material

Wood has always been the top natural material and will continue to be for some time to come. It has been used as a construction material for buildings and furniture for thousands of years. The advantages of wood speak for themselves: this renewable material combines two key aspects like no other – low density with high stability. These make wood especially interesting when it comes to building, since it can insulate heat and fulfil a range of static requirements. An extensive woodworking industry has been developed over millennia which still takes a leading role today.

Defining the term ‘woodworking’

Woodworking encompasses all the methods used in manufacturing and processing wooden surfaces. These include processes to create shapes (machining or abrasion) as well as machine designs or apply colours to the wood.

Industrial sectors and types of woodworking machinery

The wide range of woodwork machinery starts with simple manually-operated tools and ends with large-scale industrial woodworking machines. In most cases, wood machinery works by machining the material or scraping off layers to attain the desired form using a wide selection of tools. However, there are woodwork machines that maintain the volume and mass of the material while transforming its shape. Wood can also be bent to any shape needed using pressured steam, which does not alter any of the positive aspects of wood.

The range of woodworking tools and machinery available are best explained by following the journey of the material from its beginnings as a tree trunk to the completed product.

Sawing

Timber harvesting

Tree trunks are today no longer divided using axes; this is the job now performed by saws. Chainsaws are the number one basic type of woodwork tool but they are often complemented by more modern harvesting machines to increase productivity and considerably increase safety. These include saws, especially in the eponymous 'sawmill’, which can take a variety of forms.

Cutting

Sawmills

Stationary wood sawing machines, such as chainsaw-type devices and circular saws, are used in sawmills to cut the tree trunks delivered into manageable sizes. The circular saws used are often of a considerable size.

Saws for construction sites and workshops

Sliding Table Saw ALTENDORF F45
Sliding Table Saw ALTENDORF F45 (source: altendorf.de)

Significantly smaller but no less powerful are hand-operated circular saws, construction saws, mitre saws and sliding table saws, which are put to good use at construction sites and in workshops around the world. Circular saws also include panel saws, as found in the field of chipboard production.

The bandsaw is the ideal tool for dividing up wood into sections from materials of almost any width. Instead of a rotating disc, the bandsaw uses a circular saw belt held in place by tension which results in it being less durable than its circular saw cousins. However, as consumables, the saw belts are very affordable.

Removal of material

Reducing a solid piece of material to exactly the right length or breadth requires special wood tech tools, such as the widely used wood planer. Planing machines are an age-old tool from the field of woodworking. The classic type is a hand-held plane, which is still used in large numbers by carpenters. The device simultaneously provides the wood with a smooth surface.

Today, there are also electrically-powered planing machines to complement the traditional variant. These work using a rotating blade roller, even in their large-scale industrial equivalents. The thicknessing planer and surface planer are used to reduce large volumes of beams and boards into a consistent thickness.

Precision machining

Milling machines

The milling machine is also a key piece of kit for woodworking operations. Instead of a saw blade, mills operate using a rotating sawing head whose design determines the milling edge profile. Milling machines are used to manufacture wooden profiles and to machine individual contours into panels and solid materials. A wide selection of tools has also been engineered for woodworking mills. The smallest and simplest mills are known as routers, which are used as joinery machinery by many carpenters. Once equipped to a work table and fitted with a mechanical stop, routers transform into spindle moulders. This is the standard tool for manufacturing wooden profiles, such as skirting boards or window frames. The highest quality mills are CNC milling machines. These feature a milling head that can pass through a wooden block on all sides via three to five axes to create every type of product imaginable.

CNC perfection

CNC mills are used to create serial-quality complex contours and primarily differ from metalworking machines in terms of their rigidity. Wood being a relatively soft material means that the machines do not need to withstand the enormous resistance and strain experienced by metalworking mills. In place of a cooling lubrication unit, CNC woodworking machines rely on powerful extraction. Extraction is particularly essential for wood processing since complex machines are very sensitive to accumulations of dust.

Another key difference is the relative lack of 3D processing compared to metalworking. However, CNC technology is very important within 2D woodworking, which is why the majority of CNC woodworking machinery is found in the panel-working sector. It is used to mill precise and consistent contours into specific panel materials across a range of scales.

Assembly

Drilling machines

Bore holes are often introduced to wooden products for pins, threaded pins, bolts and much more to be inserted.

The hand drill is one of the oldest types of woodworking equipment, which has since developed into a number of powerful electric drills and highly efficient drilling stations. Using these, any type of bore hole pattern can be drilled into a material with consistently precise results. Boring machines are sought-after for furniture manufacturing and are especially ideal for chipboard processing.

Doweling machines

The drilling machine range is also home to dowelling machines, which are used to place dowels and pins into pre-drilled holes. This makes flat-pack furniture possible where a number of different parts need to be put together by the customer to form the final product. Without drilling and dowelling machines, the furniture world as we know it would be very different.

Cylindrical turning

Wood-turning lathes

The wood-turning lathe is the cornerstone of every carpentry operation. Anything that needs to be made round can be processed on this predecessor of the regular lathe. The wooden material is clamped in place and rotated longitudinally. A chisel tool can then be used to create a contour around the entire circumference of the item. The simplest wood-turning lathes are expansion units for regular drilling machines. Today’s industrial wood-turning lathes are computer controlled and can be relied upon to deliver workpieces of consistent quality and dimensions.

Final polish

Grinding and polishing machines are responsible for performing the final processes of woodworking. They scrape off the smallest imperfections and create a soft and smooth basis for ongoing machining. The machines used are belt- and plate grinders, which can take the form of electrical hand-held tools through to industrial machinery for large-scale serial production.

Veneer processing of chipboard and profiles

Veneering technology

Veneers are a key material for making chipboard look more attractive and natural. The need to process veneers has resulted in a range of very complex and versatile machines. One of which is the veneer peeling machine, which operates according to principles similar to those of the planing machine, but with these devices, it is the tree trunk that is turned; not the blade. Peeling machines are highly-efficient industrial machines which can process a trunk into paper-thin veneer in a matter of seconds.

Presses

Veneer presses are the simplest machines used to place a veneer layer on chipboard but their efficiency is outstanding. Basic veneer presses are often substituted by multi-daylight presses due to the demands of serial production. They can be used to turn huge numbers of chipboard panels into beautifully veneered products in a single work cycle.

Edge banding

The task of layering veneers onto chipboard profiles and edges can be particularly demanding because they are not levelled or arranged in convenient right angles. Other types of edgings, such as convex, concave or layered, also require the right machine to apply veneers, which is why edge banding machines and machinery for soft- and post-forming were developed – some of the most complex machines in the woodworking industry.

Surfacing and finishing

The tasks of surfacing and finishing wooden materials are also served by a range of machines. Veneer presses, as mentioned, are just one small part of the process where wood is given a special top layer or coating. Wood is sufficiently versatile to also enable conventional painting machines to be used. Industrial painting stations are widely used in large-scale production and make it possible for every type of wooden product to be rendered in any colour or surface quality.

Peripheral wood machines

Professional wood processing requires a range of peripheral devices, such as for delivering materials, transporting goods, and removing the waste products created.

Extraction and shredding

For example, each woodworking machine needs a powerful extraction unit to prevent the chippings and dust created from overwhelming the workshop. Extraction equipment is used to gather the chips and dust and forward it for ongoing processing, such as compression into chipboard or pellets for wood-burning stoves.

Waste wood is created in many types of woodworking tasks, even when the machines are modern, efficient, and designed to keep unnecessary cuts and by-products to a minimum. Wood-hacking machines then come into play to break down offcuts and make the waste materials suitable for further downstream woodwork equipment.

Handling & Transport

Industry has also developed a range of machines for transporting wooden products, the main one being chipboard, such as turnover stations, stacking and palletising equipment, roller tracks and conveyor belts.

There are also many further peripheral machines available to the woodworking field: specialist packing machines, wood-handling solutions, and many more. The world of woodworking machines is massive.

What do I need to know when buying woodworking equipment?

The second-hand market today

Professional processors of wood and chipboard are primarily concerned with efficiency. The pressure on manufacturers to innovate is huge – machines/systems are often sold for reasons of efficiency long before they have been written off in order to acquire a more up-to-date and thus prolific model. The used market for woodworking machines is well-stocked which helps keeping prices down.

Wear and tear/soiling

Woodworking machines are not under the same level of strain as metalworking machines, which is why they are not designed to be as robust as the latter. Nevertheless, internal wear on professional-grade machines is relatively low. But the main concern when it comes to woodworking machines is not what forces they can withstand, but rather the level of soiling. Machining wood creates very fine dust that penetrates even the smallest cracks in mechanisms and turns into a hard-to-remove type of plaque. If there are electrical components, they are at risk of short-circuiting. In bearings, it leads to increased wear. If unnoticed, the precision of a mill, drill or edge banding machine can be dramatically impaired.

Buying second-hand

The most important thing to do when buying used woodworking machinery is to take a close look at the machine’s inner-workings. Even if the machine looks highly polished and top-quality, the inside may tell a different story. Machines that apply/adhere veneers are particularly affected: both dust and adhesive are present which may become permanently stuck.

Cleaning and maintaining second-hand woodworking machinery

With a little patience and elbow grease, even heavily soiled machines that appear wholly inoperable can be overhauled. Professional-grade cleaning, replacement of wear parts, and repairs can make any used woodworking machinery for sale spic-and-span and ready for years of uninterrupted use. Dry ice emitters are particularly suited to this task because they are able to remove stubborn deposits of glue and dust and make the machines look showroom presentable. Now, even the most of modest spenders can enjoy the benefits of a high-quality woodworking machine.

Major producers of woodworking machinery

Wood is processed all around the world and there are huge numbers of machinery manufacturers producing every type of device conceivable. At Surplex.com you will frequently find high-quality, used woodworking machines to bid on with attractive starting prices and conditions. We regularly add second-hand woodworking machines available in our industrial auctions, which is why it is always worth paying a regular visit to our used machinery platform. If you cannot find the right woodworking machinery for sale, need some clarification, or have a question about a particular carpentry tool for sale, please do not hesitate to contact our customer care team who are on hand to provide information and advice at any time.

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