About Machinesused.com

Your Best Source for Buying, Selling, and Valuating Your Used Industrial Machinery – From Just One Machine to Complete Facility Liquidations

Whether you are looking to maximize the return on your surplus industrial equipment, or are looking to buy used industrial machinery, MachinesUsed.com does it all for you. With over 100 years combined experience in the used machine tool industry, our team of sales professionals will work for you. For over 20 years we have been consistently meeting our customer’s expectations. 

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MachinesUsed.com Offers Flexible Solutions to Maximize the Return On Your Surplus Equipment


MachinesUsed.com will purchase machinery and equipment outright. We buy industrial equipment for inventory, from just one machine to entire manufacturing facilities.  


MachinesUsed.com works with many machine tool and industrial distributors to facilitate trades of used equipment. If you are purchasing new machinery and have surplus equipment to trade, contact us. If you are selling new machinery and the buyer has surplus equipment to trade, contact us. We can ensure the trade in process coincides with the new machinery purchase and delivery. As the used machinery department of Productivity Inc.(the largest distributor of machine tools in the midwest) we handle a multitude of machine tool trade ins and know what is necessary to make the process seamless. 


MachinesUsed.com will sell industrial machinery for you on consignment for commission. At MachinesUsed.com this can be done via our Online Auctions or by priced quotation. Our website handles both options equally. Inventory machines on our website are marketed throughout the internet providing sellers with the best possible exposure for their equipment. Our website automatically sends quotations to interested buyers.

MachinesUsed.com Online Auction service creates a sales event on the internet that draws thousands of bidders. Our monthly Multi-Shop Online Auctions consistently maximize the return on seller assets. By consigning your surplus equipment to our online auction service, you share in the attention drawn by the equipment consigned to the sale by others.


Our online machinery auctions are a great opportunity to sell your surplus machinery quickly, while generating the most revenue possible. You can sell equipment, tooling, one machine or an entire manufacturing facility. Our online auction website features advanced software with dynamic bidding (read more about it here) and real-time bidding. This site has been created and maintained to ensure the highest levels of Search Engine Optimization. Our website attracts thousands of visitors every day, and our online marketing puts sellers’ equipment right at the fingertips of hundreds of thousands of potential buyers. 

Purchase Used Industrial Equipment From MachinesUsed.com

Our showroom and website are full of great deals on used machinery, machine tools, fabricating equipment, tooling, and industrial support equipment. We regularly update our inventory page on our website with the latest used industrial equipment available. Our online inventory system automatically sends quotations via email with photos, specifications, pricing, and details. Make sure you get on our email subscriber list to keep up to date on our auction and inventory offerings.

You Can Find Even More In Our Online Auctions

Our online auctions provide the widest array possible of machinery, tooling, and plant support equipment. From the smallest tooling insert to the largest boring mill, everything you find in a manufacturing facility passes through our online auctions. Our online auction page updates frequently to reflect any current or upcoming auctions we may have. Make sure you get on our email subscriber list to keep up to date on our auction and inventory offerings.

Industrial Appraisal Service:

Receive an accurate and professional appraisal for your industrial equipment from one of our Certified Equipment Appraisers(CEA). Our equipment appraisers are certified by the Association of Machinery and Equipment Appraisers(AMEA). Our appraisal staff has over 70 years of combined experience in buying, selling, and appraising industrial machinery. The appraisal services provided by MachinesUsed.com are compliant with USPAP (Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice). Our extensive market-based perspective provides our clients with reliable and accurate opinions of value. Whether you are looking for an accurate appraisal for bank financing, sale of equipment, estate planning, tax purposes, business planning, or marriage/partnership dissolution contact us today to start your appraisal.

Our History

Machinesused.com opened 2003 as the used division of Productivity Inc. Productivity has been a Premier Distributor of Machine Tools, Tooling, Automation and Engineering Services since 1968. 


Our Team

John Lawton

Founder of MachinesUsed.com and serves as General Manager

John has been in the industry of buying, selling and appraising used machinery and equipment since 1989. He is a Certified Equipment Appraiser and a member of the AMEA(Association of Machinery and Equipment Appraisers). John is currently serving as Vice President of the AMEA. 


Matt Klein


Matt has been in the industry of buying and selling used machinery since 1996 and he started with MachinesUsed.com in 2019. He works directly with customers to buy, sell or auction their used equipment. 




Adam Klinkner


Adam went to school for machine tool technology at Central Lakes College in Staples, MN . He has been working with mostly swiss machines since 2012 before he made his transition into sales. He looks forward to finding solutions for our customers with their used equipment. 





Cal Lawton


Cal has a Bachelor of Science in Biology, before coming to Machinesused.com to work in Sales he was a Microbiologist!  Cal is now pursuing sales for an opportunity to build relationships and work directly with buyers and sellers. We are excited to welcome Cal to the used industry as he grows his knowledge in the used machine tool industry and sales.  





Jill Hostad

Operations Manager / Sales

Jill has been with Machinesused.com since 2016. Her focus is to process the purchase and sale of machines, close auctions, and provide customer service. Her main goal is to provide excellent customer service and find quick resolution to any questions or issues buyers and sellers may have. 


Luke Harter

Auction Project Manager

Luke is new to the MachinesUsed.com team, but he has worked doing auctions in the manufacturing industry for over a decade. Luke works directly with sellers in the online auction to catalog their surplus equipment so they get the highest return possible when the auction has concluded. 





Mitch Beyak

Auction/Inventory Lead

Mitch has been with Machinesused.com since 2016. He spends most of his time behind the scenes running the showroom. He manages all the inventory to ensure machines are in top operating condition and helps coordinate auctions.