How can I buy a New Cabinet Saw for only $20? #5: The End of Week Two

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Blog entry by Chickenfoot posted 01-16-2012 03:41 AM 1661 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 4: Barn Fresh 1953 Delta Bandsaw Part 5 of How can I buy a New Cabinet Saw for only $20? series Part 6: A Second 1950's Band Saw.. This one counts »

Well I’m at the end of my second week, Had a very good auction making $286 after all the fees… I have a couple things working right now, I found another Vintage Delta 14” Bandsaw. This ones in much better condition but w/o the nice cast iron stand at a very good price, will see if I can get it. Other then that I’ll hit the local CL and see what happens. I did list the bandsaw, hoping to start a little side pot to get my 13” planer. As of today my total is $322 not bad for two weeks… Keeping my eye on the big picture.

-- Mark-

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#1 posted 01-16-2012 09:28 AM

Looking like your on track to get your saw pretty quickly. I wish you luck… I would like to have time to do something like this.

-- San Diego, CA

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#2 posted 01-16-2012 03:26 PM

This is a pretty pretty pretty pretty good idea you got going here Chickenfoot.

I’d like to try something like this, but I don’t think I’d have the patience for it.

Every now and then I’ll tell myself I need to cut back on tool spending and won’t buy anything until I sell some things on ebay. Which I do, get about $60 for my old and unused items, then blow $150 at Rockler.

But this is very interesting.

I will be following.

And maybe it will motivate myself.

-- In this world there's two kinds of people my friend. Those with loaded guns and those who dig. You dig.

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#3 posted 01-16-2012 03:30 PM

This is a great series. I am really enjoying following your progress.

-- “Big man, pig man, ha ha, charade you are.” ― R. Waters

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#4 posted 01-16-2012 09:17 PM

interpim, I believe there are about 4 or 5 RAS’s in the San Diego craigslist right now that are on the recall list that’s always a good start. Also a 1940’s Delta Bandsaw complete with the retirement light just sold in the SD craigslist for $100 yesterday, that’s an excellent deal because the light alone is worth that… You just have to be fast because I’m not the only one doing this in the So. California area. As for patience, It does take up a little time but the rewards will be worth it. I HOPE :) If you have any questions about something your thinking about buying send me a e-mail ( I’m not sure if I could help but maybe I can steer you in the right direction. Thanks for following…

-- Mark-

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#5 posted 01-17-2012 05:30 AM

thanks Mark. I sent you an email with a couple questions.
I appreciate you offering to share your secrets with me :)

-- San Diego, CA

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#6 posted 01-17-2012 05:58 AM

Also, I know what you mean about having to be quick… I saw someone giving away about a dozen antique hand saws in the Free section of Craigslist nearby the other day. I should have jumped on that one, but was to busy dealing with the kids. Live and learn!

-- San Diego, CA

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