I Stole a Table Saw (not really)!!

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Forum topic by Fenns posted 09-16-2019 07:31 PM 1567 views 0 times favorited 35 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-16-2019 07:31 PM

I just had to brag about the steal of a deal I found on my local CraigsList last week. I saw an ad about a “table saw and two other saws”. After looking at the ad and emailing with the seller, I went and immediately took at look and bought the saw without ever hearing it run.

I ended up getting the saw and everything that was on top of it as the seller was cleaning out the building they just took over and wanted it gone. In the pile was the crown jewel, a Delta Unisaw on a mobile base with a 52” table and Unifence. On top of the saw was a sliding table that went with the saw.

Also in the pile was a Delta Power Feeder, a small Skill Saw table saw, and a stone/marble/granite router which is used to pull rounded edges on stone.

All this for the grand total of $175!!!!!! I’ve died and gone to heaven I believe.

There is a little elbow grease needed to get some surface rust off the table top, and to switch out the right side table, but other than that the saw is in perfect condition.

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#1 posted 09-16-2019 07:44 PM

and brag you should that was a steal and deserves a big lj YOU SUCK award! welcome to lumber jocks.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#2 posted 09-16-2019 08:02 PM

Congratulation, that is quite the find. Deals like that come along once in a lifet…..........NO, deals like that never come along. Buy a Lottery Ticket, you’re on a roll!

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#3 posted 09-16-2019 08:08 PM

Suckage becomes you. Nice score.

I agree you should have stopped on the way home and bought a Lotto tickie. Probably the good luck genie has moved along by now.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#4 posted 09-16-2019 08:16 PM

Sorry everyone, I had to gloat :) I’ve been geeked out about it since I got it and I have been sneaking away every chance I get to clean up the rust and get it back into working condition.

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#5 posted 09-16-2019 08:18 PM

Suckage becomes you. Nice score.

I agree you should have stopped on the way home and bought a Lotto tickie. Probably the good luck genie has moved along by now.

- therealSteveN

I couldn’t get it out of their building and in my trailer and to my house fast enough. I kept waiting for the other shoe to drop and it not end up working out haha.

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#6 posted 09-16-2019 08:24 PM

Damn sweet. And mobile, no less.

Whoever had that before must have died. Or, went to jail. In which case, he is comin back for it.

-- Wildwood by Brian Johns: The Big Bang: Nothing - exploded into Everything. Thanks to Nothing.

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#7 posted 09-16-2019 08:26 PM

Mighty fine deal you stumbled on. Congratulations!

-- Mike - Waukesha, WI

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#8 posted 09-16-2019 09:14 PM

Are you sure you didn’t wear a mask and carry a gun? That is phenomenal. Congrats!

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#9 posted 09-16-2019 09:18 PM

That is a fantastic deal—congrats—I’m happy for you.

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#10 posted 09-16-2019 09:22 PM

-- "You know, I'm such a great driver, it's incomprehensible that they took my license away." --Vince Ricardo

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#11 posted 09-16-2019 09:42 PM

Right place, right time.

And people thought I sold my Ridgid saw too cheap.

Congrats on the steal!

-- Jim, Georgia, USA

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#12 posted 09-16-2019 10:33 PM

Envy can turn to hatred so easily…..

-- "In the end, it's all Hack..."

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#13 posted 09-16-2019 11:09 PM


-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN :<))

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#14 posted 09-16-2019 11:45 PM

I could run my shop under that table. LOL
Great find.

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#15 posted 09-17-2019 12:11 AM

You’re future posts will not be read Sir…you suck. Congrats on the steal, and thanks for keeping all of our hope of finding a similar deal alive.


-- Measure Once Cuss Twice

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