Have I mentioned my proficiency at procratination? My “shop” is still a disorganized amalgamation of stuff. The tools and machines are strewn about. I have to move twenty things to get to an item I need. I then need to move each and every one of them all over again, to get to the next task at hand. Of course, this affords many opportunities to change direction and find even more ways to procrastinate. However, this post is NOT about that.
Given the quagmire, that is my shop, I have been able to accomplish a few things. Even my pre-existing “Procrastination Syndrome” hasn’t totally stalled my momentum. Which is quite amazing really. I only wish that my “Amazin’” Mets could be so amazing!!! I digress, what amazing feat of DIY ineptitude did I accomplish, you ask? I was able to finish my air cleaner and install it, so it is up & running. Sorry, no pics, (I said I was inept) but I know it happened!!! However, this post is NOT about that.
This post is about a birthday, a friend and a CL machine gloat!!! Yeah, my CL addiction has served me WELL! Not only can I waste a great amount of time scouring the interweb for virtual treasures, but I can get deals on things I could do without.
Now then, I have access to my housemates thickness planer, but when a $600.00 DW735 shows up on CL for $100.00, you JUMP. You don’t hesitate, you pounce!!! Pounce I did. The add had only been up for 15 minutes and the seller agreed to hold it for me until the next day! Gotta love a man of integrity!!!
There is/was a reason this machine was only $100.00 dollars. Upon inspection, it was obvious that it had been used and abused as if it had been stolen! There were no blades, some screws and other things were MIA. I was able to power it up though, so I new all was not lost. I took a gamble and bought it. I mean, how expensive could it be to replace a couple of pieces parts???
Time to assess the damage (read $$$).
In/Out feed Tables: $49.99 Amazon (free shipping)
Internal dust shroud: $20.58 DeWalt (+ tax & shipping)
DC adapter: $7.87 DeWalt (+ tax & shipping)
T-Handle Hex Wrench: $11.05 DeWalt (+ tax & shipping)
Tension Spring: $1.36 Local Hardware (+ tax & travel)
Blade Set: $55.00 Local Big Blue Store (+ tax & travel)
So far so good…...
NOT SO GOOD, it needs a new cutterhead, $110.85 (from eReplacementParts+ tax & shipping).
Ok, that could hurt a little. The pain was eased when a friend and fellow LJ member, JL7 (aka Jeff) “rode into town” to save the day!!! It just so happens that Jeff has this same planer and recently upgraded to the Byrd Shelix carbide cutterhead. It’s good to be Jeff!!! He made me an offer I couldn’t refuse, as he had a “spare” cutterhead and blade set.
$206.13!!!(+ $100.00 purchase price) to get it into working order. Oh, did I mention that I used my (recent) birthday monies for everything. Yup, all totaled, I got a DW735 CL machine GLOAT for a measly $306.13 and it didn’t cost me a cent!!!
Here are the pics of my Birthday Present LJ Buddy CraigsList Machine GLOAT!!!
The “In Feed”
The “Out Feed”
“First Run Before”
“First Run After”
I had a great birthday along with some “shop time”!!!
Thank you, Jeff!!!
-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procratination a bad thing?