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Blog entry by SawdustyDan posted 04-21-2015 10:15 PM 987 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well, it wasn’t under the bench this time, but it was a great find! Hit up some thrift and pawn shops around Omaha today after leaving the unemployment office. 5th stop yielded this.

I’ve been wanting a plunge base for my (2) Porter Cable 6902 routers. They had this set listed for $139.95 and it looked and sounded alright. Asked if they took offers and mumbled something about ‘a hundred bucks’. The gal at the counter said “I’ll take 75 for it.” “Ummm…. Yeah, I guess that’ll work.” Whaddya think? Good deal?

Now, if I can only find a deal like this on a decent router lift or table combo!

-- Sawdusty Dan - Bellevue, NE - "Women and cats will do as they please. Men and dogs should just relax and get used to it." Robert A. Heinlein



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canadianchips

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#1 posted 04-21-2015 10:36 PM

It pays to shop around.
AND you have that incra fence….......I see a router table in your future.

-- "My mission in life - make everyone smile !"

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Rob

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#2 posted 04-21-2015 11:07 PM

Ouch, sorry to hear you weren’t able to talk them into taking your extra $25. That pawn shop employee really knows how to haggle!

-- Ask an expert or be the expert - http://woodworking.stackexchange.com

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#3 posted 04-22-2015 02:15 PM

“I have a buddy who specializes in beige plunge routers, mind if I give him a call and have him come check this thing out?”

-- - The mightiest oak in the forest is just a little nut that held its ground.

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#4 posted 04-23-2015 07:58 PM

It all way astounds me how pawn shops ask more for old sears stuff than for the heavy duty tools.
Good deal me thinks.LOL

-- There's a hundred ways to do anything, alot depends on the tools at hand.

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