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Old 22-06-12   #11 (permalink)
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still better to buy a secondhand one for 4k ish and own it outright then your not working for monthly payments = less stress on your work load imo
You'll end up with even more stress when jobs run over, or end up getting cancelled due to downtime from your 4k chipper
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Well maybe but I spent much less on my TW including a rebuild, new rotator, bearings etc.

But it helps if you can fix it yourself.
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I bought a 4500 plus vat chipper about 6 years ago, and it's been one of the most reliable tools i've ever bought.
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still better to buy a secondhand one for 4k ish and own it outright then your not working for monthly payments = less stress on your work load imo
Buy cheap buy twice its so true people sell them when there old and tired.

You spend a one off payment and say u get a alright machine for 4 grand its got to last 1-2 years for it to be remotely worth while because the new one costs me 2520 a year ive got a new machine no faults if there are i wont be paying for them and its going to get cheaper and cheaper each time i buy one because ill have this chipper as a deposit for the replacement
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Re: After my first chipper..!!

I can honestly say that I would NEVER borrow money or use finance to purchase any business equipment. I'd rather save up and do without until I can afford it. However, I understand that for some people the borrowing route may be ideal for them. I like the fact that should anything happen (eg bad health) then I don't have to worry about extra payments.
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You'll end up with even more stress when jobs run over, or end up getting cancelled due to downtime from your 4k chipper
My thoughts too.
If you don't like the finance idea just buy it with a credit card that gives you good t&c.


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210 a month for a brand new chipper ,sounds like cheap money to me & with warrenty + peice of mind !!!!
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Re: After my first chipper..!!

But new or ex demo .... Any thing else is a waste of time , been there done that and it will cost you more in the long run plus finance works out great against tax
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theres a nice jo beau m500 on fleabay atm
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Buy it then!!
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