How can I buy a New Cabinet Saw for only $20? #18: "GOT MY CABINET SAW"... or did I?

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Blog entry by Chickenfoot posted 05-21-2012 03:33 AM 2375 reads 0 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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We’ll I had a pretty good week toped off with an incredible buy earlier today. I have always wanted a bench top mortiser. On Thursday after seeing an ad on CL, I picked up a NEW Jet Mortiser with 3 bits for $150. On the weekends I check Cl about 10 times a day knowing on the better deals you have to be the first to call or you miss out… After doing some hunny do’s around the house I jumped on the computer to see if there was any deals. Right away I see an ad for a Vintage Delta 24” scroll saw for $50. I click on the ad to see the pictures and notice right away there’s a Vintage Delta on/off switch that’s worth about $100 by it’s self, Running around the house like a mad man looking for the phone, I called the gentleman who listed the ad and asked about the Delta Saw he had listed for $50. he stated ” Are you interested in the Unisaw, Scroll Saw or Band Saw for $50?” After apologizing for dropping the phone I said “I”ll take all three”... Two hours later I have what you see in the picture parked in my Garage. I’m still not sure what I’m going to do with them but for $150 I’m sure I’ll figure something out… So I was at $2040 less the $300 I spent this week, that puts me at $1740. Keeping my eye on the big picture…

-- Mark-

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#1 posted 05-21-2012 03:39 AM

WOW, that is about the best buy I’ve ever heard of!


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#2 posted 05-21-2012 03:43 AM

Oh my goodness! Sweet score. Glad to see the vigilance paying off.

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#3 posted 05-21-2012 09:46 AM

It’s fun to see good things happen to people. Great score ChickenFoot.

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#4 posted 05-21-2012 12:05 PM

Wow wow wow…incredible score, thing that never happen here, in my hometown.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#5 posted 05-21-2012 12:07 PM

I hate you;)

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#6 posted 05-21-2012 12:19 PM

Great score, but I’m still ahead of you… In the last year I’ve bought:

1. Log arch – $1600 retail – $500 CL
2. Floor model flap/drum sander $550 retail – $150 CL
3. Grizzly Lathe & Duplicator – $1500 retail – $200 CL
4. Rigid Bandsaw – $369 – $125
5. Scroll Saw $125 – $25
6. Dewalt Jigsaw $129 – $20
7. Porter Cable Router 2.25hp, 2 Woodpecker mounting plates, & 2 router table tops! CL price for everything! $50.00
8. Bosch Router table – $179 – $65
9. Great Dane – Free – She’s a great watch dog to keep thieves from breaking in again.
10. A sawmill yard full of walnut, cherry, maple, oak, poplar, ash, hickory, dogwood, and other logs – FREE! except for the cost of the sawmill blades I destroyed hitting nails and other metal. $25 each.

I just checked Craig’s List and every time I take a break, I will check again.

-- Hal, Tennessee

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#7 posted 05-21-2012 01:43 PM

That’s just not fair, oh well Congrats on the find.

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#8 posted 05-21-2012 02:14 PM

Wow, even with out running motors that’s a great deal

-- Aaron - central California "If you haven't got the time to do it right, when will you find the time to do it over?"

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#9 posted 05-21-2012 06:02 PM

You have got to be kidding. All that for $150? I only wish I could come across deals like that.

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#10 posted 05-21-2012 09:05 PM

You suck!

OK, seriously, that is a great deal. I have been following the blog for a while and you have done a great job with the buying and selling.

-- - In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice, there is.

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#11 posted 05-21-2012 09:11 PM

In all my time spent on CL. I never find deals quite like this, on a really tight budgect I have seen a few great deals but only when I’m broke. soooo bummed out

-- Harry, Jackson Mi

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#12 posted 05-21-2012 10:37 PM

Up in the dark woods of New England you don’t ever see deals like that on any list never mind CL…outstanding score..I would have given $150.00 for the band saw or the unisaw.. Don’t know what you stepped in, but can you wipe some on my doorstep.. PLEASE…

-- Papa...

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#13 posted 05-22-2012 01:21 AM

Thanks for all the comments. I knew it was a great deal. The seller told me in the 45 minutes it took me to get to his house he had received over 30 calls. We’ll see if it helps me get to my goal…

-- Mark-

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#14 posted 05-22-2012 01:43 AM

I am in awe! You are the luckiest guy I’ve ever seen. Hell, my local CL has benchtop tablesaws listed higher than that. You are THE MAN. Great score and keep posting these marvels so we can all whine and be envious.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#15 posted 05-22-2012 02:36 AM

gfadvm, LOL, your killing me… When this is all over your going to have to teach me the art of box making

-- Mark-

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