Thrift Store Hauls #1: Scored on a router table

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Blog entry by scruboak51 posted 18 days ago 666 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I am a pretty frequent thrift shopper; I am fortunate enough that one of the local shopping centers is almost all thrift stores and doubly fortunate to drive by them on a near daily basis as part of my commute.

Persistence and a little luck seems to be the name of the game, so I make an effort to pop in just about every day. I scored big time this week finding a nice custom made bench top router table. It came with a fence, feather board, miter track, and dust collection port.

The price at $20 was hard to say no to. The dust collection port still had it’s original price tag $12.99

Much to my surprise, when I picked it up off the floor, there was a porter cable model 6902 router.

In a state of semi-shock, I double checked every inch for a different price tag; nope $19.99 was the only price. I suspect the owner made the same mistake I did, saw the table on the ground, told one of his guys to price it at $20, missing the fact that a router was attached.

Or perhaps he knew it was there and wanted to move it; tools are the one area I have gotten really good deals off of him (usually 1/3rd of retail, this was more like 1/10th).

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#1 posted 18 days ago

Gloat Gloat, Gloat, I really hate you for not telling the store owner what he had … er, um, well I’m jealous.
That router table and fence is from Rockler, an older version that sold for just over $100.
And the router ?? well I hope you get a splinter in your finger …
Enjoy you new tool.

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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#2 posted 18 days ago

Now you need to sit back and enjoy a big, hot, steaming cup of YOU SUCK!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#3 posted 17 days ago

Great luck, Use it well.

-- John, Suffolk Virgina

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#4 posted 17 days ago

Yup. You suck! Large bilge-water suck!

NICE score! best thoughts in using it.


-- Dave; Lansing, Kansas

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#5 posted 16 days ago

Sweet grab. I’ve seen that design before in a magazine somewhere.

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