I hit the wall yesterday.
The “this damn benchtop jointer just ain’t cutting it” wall.
I’m sure you know that wall.
If not, it’s just like the “this shopvac just ain’t cutting it” wall. Or the “this jigsaw just ain’t cutting it” wall.
Anyway, while playing around with some twisted up five foot 2×4’s I picked up at the CUL last week while in Home Depot, I realized that I was in serious need of an upgrade in the jointer department.
Especially considering I have an 8’ table to make (ASAP) for my mother-in-law. And a king size bed for my wife right after that.
So last night I came in from the garage and told my wife I needed a new jointer. Being the good wife she is, she just said ok. And this morning I made up my mind that I’d be calling Grizzly in the next couple weeks unless I found something on Craigslist.
Obviously, I found it there.
The guy used it for 2 projects. Said it has about 15 minutes run time on it. I probably overpaid for it. $220. But I got the impression he needed the money for some bills.
He had it in a shed so it has a little rust on the beds and fence. No big deal. It’s pretty much assumed anymore. Everything I buy on CL has a thin layer of rust it seems.
So tomorrow I’ll clean that up and figure out what I’ll do about a mobile base for it. I was surprised how heavy she is.
Guess that happens when you sit there and do nothing.
-- In this world there's two kinds of people my friend. Those with loaded guns and those who dig. You dig.