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