Built In Closets #4: Brief break for a tool gloat - sometimes good things happen to bad people

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Blog entry by SPHinTampa posted 11-05-2010 08:11 PM 3604 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I am writing this as a separate entry in case people do not like gloats.

I am very thankful that I met up with a craftsman in Tampa that was retiring. I saw an ad in Craigslist, by chance, with shop tools for sale. The gentleman had a tablesaw listed at $400.

When I called him, he told me it was a 10” Jet Cabinet saw and it was running fine. I begged him not to sell until I had a chance to get down there and look at it. He agreed to wait (8 people called while we were loading it).

When I got there, sure enough it was a 3HP JTAS-10-1 in very good shape including the fence system.

He threw in 4 blades, including 2 forrest workworkers. I confirmed that he knew that this saw was worth a quite a bit when new and then agreed to his price.

He helped me load into the back of the Avalanche – very, very heavy – now I finally own a decent tablesaw.

No more ripping on the radial arm saw for me.

Thank you Jerry, I hope you enjoy your retirement. I will put your saw to good use.

-- Shawn, I ask in order to learn

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#1 posted 11-05-2010 08:26 PM


-- Its not a crack, its a casting imperfection.

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#2 posted 11-05-2010 08:31 PM

whooo hoooo! Hooray for your good luck. And I bet you aren’t even a “bad person. ” :)

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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#3 posted 11-05-2010 11:13 PM

Congratulations on your great find. An excellent saw at a fantastic price…I am still looking for my great deal on craigslist. Have not fond it yet. One of these days….

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#4 posted 11-06-2010 02:53 AM

Congrats, nice find

-- Gary, Little River,SC I've Learned that the Lord didn't do it all in one day and neither can I

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#5 posted 11-06-2010 04:29 AM

Wow, definitely a score (albeit, a heavy one)!

Chalk another one up for Craigslist.

Maybe I’m putting the cart before the horse here (meaning that a thread already exists on this topic), but I’ve been thinking about starting a thread on my own Craigslist tool acquisitions. If nothing else, it’d give everyone a baseline that is either looking to buy or sell a particular tool on Craigslist. Guess I’ll go do that now.

Again, great find!

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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#6 posted 11-06-2010 08:04 AM

Great deal. Congrats!

-- Nate,

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#7 posted 11-06-2010 10:18 AM

yeah, use it up :-)) Congrats!!

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#8 posted 02-04-2011 06:40 AM

Congrats on a nice score.

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