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Forum topic by paxorion posted 04-09-2014 02:41 AM 1130 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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04-09-2014 02:41 AM

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Years ago (before I realized I was destined to fuel a woodworking addiction), I bought a cheapo Skil table saw on Black Friday. It served me “well” through my early year of woodworking, like a teenager getting their first beater car. As I learned more and more about table saw safety, every time I fired up that sucker was the start of an episode of fear and trepidation over how it might try to feed my fingers to a 50 carbide toothed diablo. Soon I began looking for excuses to NOT use the table saw. Fate would have it that shortly after I procured 2 Grr Rippers to be my (plastic) defense against the conspiring of the table saw and el diablo, I also got into my possession a Dewalt table saw, a perfect portable solution for me (as I have access to shops with cabinet saws).

And so, I began the long procrastinatory journey to exorcise the Skil table saw on Craigslist. After at least a month (or 2…or 3?) of dawdling, I finally put it on CL for a high estimate starting price. Surprisingly, there was a flood of responses from others with more courage to tame the beast. Today, I delivered the saw to it’s new master. A joyful day for us all, especially for me as my fear of that table saw feeding my fingers to el diablo will not be realized (Dewalt, I’m giving you the benefit of the doubt… for now). And as a bonus, I (just) realized that had posted the saw for the same price I paid for the saw, and sold it for ~80% of the price I paid for it.

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#1 posted 04-09-2014 12:31 PM

There are things worse than a mere 20% depreciation on cost of a Skil table saw.

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