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EX-FACTORY Machinery Condition Guide


In the Used Equipment business since 1989 with over (20,000) pieces of equipment bought and sold, EXF is looked upon as something of an "institution" in the field of Woodworking Machinery. Over the years EXF has created quite a few "industry firsts" that later became common practice by many in the business.

Rating the condition of used machinery is very subjective since the buyer and seller's perspective of the same machine can be as different as "night and day". EXF wanted a rating system to minimize subjective evaluation, and in other cases, remove "fluffy marketing" language common in our Industry. - The result: A rating "standard" to be used by everyone listing equipment on our website.

Our Used Equipment machinery rating system consists of (14) condition levels and a 10-point system with "10" being the top "Brand New with Warranty" rating and with "0" at the bottom for "Parts Machine". Each rating has a (2 - 5) point spread allowing for up-or-down "fine tuning" within a specific rating level.

To see the ratings at a glance, a "visual" 5-paw symbol   5-Paw symbol   (similar to 5-star) is used on our web pages where each paw represent's (2) points, a half-paw is 1-point. A brief definition for each rating explains the condition statement.

This 14-level condition rating system might become another Industry-wide standard.

Rating Points Paws Description
Brand New with Warranty 10 10 Machine is still in a crate, on a shipping skid, or will ship directly from a New Equipment warehouse or the OEM. It carries the full manufacturer's warranty. Manufacturer's warranties vary; you should check the specifics of the warranty prior to purchase.
New, Never Used 9 - 10 9
to
10
Machine might have never been installed or was placed under power for demonstration purposes. It may still carry the manufacturer's warranty. You should make yourself familiar with the specifics of a warranty prior to purchase.
Rebuilt, with Warranty 9 - 10 9
to
10
Rebuilt service performed by OEM Technical Staff or very experienced Technicians in this field. Machine was disassembled into its major components, all wear and tear parts replaced (regardless of condition); reassembled and tested. New paint, often matching original colors. Supplied with a (30 - 90) day limited guarantee.
Demonstrator with Warranty 9 - 10 9
to
10
Machine has been used for demonstaration purposes only and has never been in a shop or plant. It might have been used(5 -500) hours. It carries a manufacturer's warranty, but it might be limited in time; make yourself familiar with the warranty's specifies.
Reconditioned 8 - 9 8
to
9
Removed from service in need of repair and possibly stored for period of time. Reconditioned by OEM or experienced Technician where it was partially disassembled. All necessary repairs were made including replacement of worn parts. Exterior paint has been touched up or machine has been repainted to look like new appearance. Tested prior to shipment for functionality and includes a 30-day limited guarantee.
Like New 7 - 9 7
to
9
The machine might be a few years old and a previous generation or model year, but still has a new machine appearance and little or limited wear. It should be complete and fully functional upon proper installation, but may require a turn-up with replacement of hoses, fluids, new tooling, etc., - No guarantee
Excellent Condition 7 - 9 7
to
9
Has the appearance of a "near new" machine and shows less than normal wear-and-tear - no broken part(s) or defect(s) that effect the machine's function. Should operate without repair after proper installation and the commonly required setup adjustments. Includes manuals, tool kit, and originally supplied safety devices. - No guarantee.
Very Good Condition 6 - 8 6
to
8
Machine is still under power or can be placed under power for inspection. Machine appears to have seen a normal amount of use and has been well-maintained. Appears to have original parts; original metal surfaces smooth with all edges sharp; clear lettering and numerals; manual(s) should be included. – No guarantee.
Cleaned & Checked 5 - 7 5
to
7
Taken from service in good operating condition; upon receipt of order and prior to shipment, it will be cleaned thoroughly and minor repairs made as needed; machine will be tested with material or cycled through all operating functions; manuals and special wrenches may or may not be included. – No guarantee.
Good Condition 3 - 6 3
to
6
Runs and is considered operational – but might require some adjustments or a good “tune-up”; cosmetically acceptable, but with some scratches, dents and/or faded paint. Might have been repaired in the past and may be missing accessories, manuals, and wrenches. – No guarantee.
Fair Condition 2 - 5 2
to
5
Will or may not run; is cosmetically and/or mechanically questionable. May have multi-colored or flaking paint, worn parts, or noticeable previous repairs. May be missing parts and/or tooling, manuals, and wrenches. Shows noticeable wear that might affect the use of equipment. – No guarantee.
As-Is 1 - 5 1
to
5
Machine removed from service and not under power. The fitness of the unit is unknown, and its current condition has not been verified - hence it’s being offered “As-Is”. It may be in very good shape; it might require some repair and may also be missing parts and/or tooling, manuals, and wrenches. – No guarantee.
Requires Repair 1 - 3 1
to
3
Machine was reported to need repair when removed from service. Machine might appear to be okay in photos, but has not been checked by a technician. Machine will need repair prior to use, and/or is a good candidate for rebuilding or reconditioning.
Parts Machine 0 - 1 0
to
1
Older machine in poor condition and is being sold for parts only. It has broken or missing parts and maybe no tooling or manuals. Potentially, it could be repaired, but doesn’t appear to be economically feasible.