This is part 5 of this series, and the last entry. I know, I know, but some things have got to come to an end.
I had to make a decision – a tough, life altering decision. My dilemma was, and still is, that I have a very narrow, one-car garage as my wood shop. The Unisaw with the BIESEMEYER fence made it impossible to pass by it, so anytime I had to get past it for a tool, wood, hardware, etc., I was forced to walk around through the other garage, through the door into the shop, get what i needed, and then head all the way around, again. , I know, I know, that’s not such a big deal. Well, it is for me as I have numerous problems with my back, so the less I have to move around things, and twist my torso to get by, the better off I am.
Anyway, I had already bought yet another table saw that is not a Unisaw, but it will suffice for my needs, and, it will not block the passage. It is a Craftsman 152.221140 1.5HP 110v table saw. It came with all the fixins, 9 clamps of varying sizes and brands, even the original manual. It belonged to a woman’s father who had passed away 6 years ago, but she could not bear to sell any of his woodworking tools. And, she hoped her son would pick up where his grandpa left off. He did not, and she finally relented and began selling his tools.
Anyway, I saw the Craig’s List ad, and jumped on it. I parted with my $250.00 and commenced to load it into the van for the 6 mile trip home.
I then listed the coveted Unisaw on Craig’s List and it sold in about a week.
But, the upside is that my back is not suffering, I am cutting lots of wood and making potting tables at the moment. The table saw is very nice, not as cool as the Unisaw, but it cuts and cuts and cuts, so I am OK with the trade offs.
I’ll start another series on what I am building and such… sorry it took so long for this final post of this blog series, but I was in mourning (for the loss of my Unisaw), but I have come to terms with it and it is in a better place now.
-- -- Jim “Mr. Measure Twice” Marchetti -- http://www.mrmeasuretwice.com/