How can I buy a New Cabinet Saw for only $20? #17: My First Live Auction

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Blog entry by Chickenfoot posted 05-12-2012 10:58 PM 1589 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 16: Picked up a 1940's Delta DP220 Drill Press Part 17 of How can I buy a New Cabinet Saw for only $20? series Part 18: "GOT MY CABINET SAW"... or did I? »

It’s been a couple weeks since I’ve posted, Had to take care of a few honey do’s… Two weeks ago I went to my first Live Auction. The only reason for going to this estate auction is the owner was a wood worker and had a 10 year old Delta Unisaw that look awesome in the pictures and a few other items, The only problem was it was a right tilt. I think I’m over thinking the right tilt VS left tilt to much because I bided it up to $600 and it only sold for $650. two weeks later I’m still kicking myself in the a$$ for not bidding higher… I did win a new Kreig Pocket Hole System ($50) that was better then the one I already had so I sold my smaller set. I also won a Forrest Dado King set along with about 12 blades ($100), a Porter Cable 6902 router with both the fixed and the plunge base ($25) and a 1956 Delta radial Arm Saw with a Forrest WWI blade ($50) along with a few other small items. Ok, As for the money and where we stand going into the middle of May. I sold all the Shop Smith equipment on the bay and locally along with a couple other things. I now have $2040 along with all the machines and equipment I have picked up. I think I’m doing pretty good even though the money portion isn’t really growing as fast as it was a couple months ago. I’m still looking for a new saw but if I can get a nice one for say $700 or $800 it would be something to seriously consider don’t you think? I mean if you think about it, A new SS cabinet saw is about $2600. For that price I can really equip my shop and start making saw dust… IDK, Something to think about… Keeping my eye on the big picture.

-- Mark-

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#1 posted 05-13-2012 01:48 AM

I’m still following and am amazed at where you are from the original $20. I’m not sure I would be happy with a right tilt but could maybe learn to love it. Never used one so it would take some getting used to.

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

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#2 posted 05-13-2012 11:39 AM

Your plan is comingtogether. AS for the right tilt. I am used to my LEFT tilt. I had a portable right tilt and I did not like it when ripping 45 angles, the piece wanted to wedge between fence and blade, I had to be very careful.

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