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Blog entry by SirFatty posted 353 days ago 986 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife is a member of the Facebook group that’s a online garage sale for our community (just about all towns have one, check it out). Last weekend she found three tools and asked if I was interested. A Makita thickness planer, Delta benchtop jointer and a Ryobi detail biscuit jointer. After some negotiations, I purchased all three for $100.

Now the jointer and planer were used by a finish carpenter that is going through hard times, both have seen some hard use. But both work great, and since I did not have a jointer previously, I’m ahead of the game. The Makita will replace my Ryobi planer, as I can no longer find knives for it. Not sure how much I will use the biscuit jointer, since it uses very small biscuits.

Also included were two sets of replacement knives for each machine!

Finally, a good use for Facebook!

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#1 posted 353 days ago

Wow. Great score… which earns you a great big YOU SUCK ! :-)

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Joe Lyddon

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#2 posted 353 days ago

Nice Score!

You really came out ahead on that deal!

Good for you!

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#3 posted 353 days ago

I would have passed on the biscuit joiner and jointer but at that price you can’t go wrong, planer should be worth the hundred alone

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#4 posted 353 days ago

@cutmantom: exact opposite for me.. I needed the jointer, it was work the hundred by itself.

@joe: Thanks! I don’t usually get deals like this.

@joein10asee: Thanks!

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#5 posted 353 days ago

Great Catch, but watch out it gets addicting!

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#6 posted 353 days ago

Yep. It’s a fine gloat. Since I’ve been looking for all those tools at a decent price, you have earned the coveted “You Suck” award from me too.

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#7 posted 353 days ago

These are great tools. I’ll bet you find a good use for the biscuit joiner as well.

I love a good tool find!

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#8 posted 352 days ago

Nice!!!! great stuff….....

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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