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Blog entry by Jerome posted 01-18-2014 09:03 PM 1097 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I am currently working on a set of built in cabinets for two areas designated for them. I will do a big specifically on the project soon. Along the way I discovered that I did not have all the “necessary” tools for the job. The first realization occurred when I began cutting the base molding. My miter saw was just 7” and I needed a few more inches to cut the base molding. I could have used my table saw to cut it, but rather than going through the table of that, I looked on CL for a sliding miter saw. While out and about, I stopped at a pawn shop and found a Chicago Electric 10” sliding compound miter saw. It doesn’t have a laser or bust collection bag. However, it does have an Irwin Maples blade on it and it cuts really smooth. It also has a blade guard issue, but I can lower the blade to the exact point where want to cut without the incoming on. Oh, I bought it for $37. Not a bad deal considering I can probably re sell it for twice the much I if I want to get rid of it. Today I picked up two 48” Bessey pipeclamps (25ea) and a 1hp Seco dust collector (75) with 9’ of flex tubing for $125. What does everyone think of the deals?

I bought the dust collector from a guitar maker who is selling all of his shop tools. He was letting a 18” Jet band saw go for 600 cash, plus its of other nice deals.

-- Jerome, Marietta, GA

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#1 posted 01-18-2014 10:22 PM

I have the 12” version on that miter saw. Put the Diablo blade on it… nice saw. The 10” is prone to guard issues. Search here for others that fixed it…

Looks like a good collector for the price

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#2 posted 01-18-2014 10:30 PM

Glad you found something to make it all come together for you.

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