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Forum topic by ToolCrib posted 02-09-2007 05:54 PM 1178 views 0 times favorited 12 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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ToolCrib

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02-09-2007 05:54 PM

Hey Jocks,

I’ve got a question I think you’ll have fun with…

1) What’s the best deal you ever got on a new power tool?
2) How’d you find it?

Feel free to gloat a little if the spirit so moves you ;)

-- Editor, www.ToolCrib.com


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#1 posted 02-09-2007 08:02 PM

3hp plunge routers one from Harbor Freight the other from O’malleys got both for 89.00 dollars. Have had the one from HF for 2years, still works great. The O’malleys seems to work fine, I just got it. Now let it be understood I don’t use these tools to make a living. Nor do I use it every day. With that said, I’ve used the HF one enough to know if its worth a darn or not.Like trimming out a house. Making all custom trim. In a router table. .jockmike2mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#2 posted 02-09-2007 08:36 PM

SV12SG 1/4 Sheet Finishing Sander, for Free from Hitachi

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#3 posted 02-09-2007 08:52 PM

I just had a blog telling about my Great Deal, & because I’m a lazy typist, just click on my great deal.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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#4 posted 02-09-2007 08:59 PM

How can you beat Free? No tax, no shipping and handling, no nothing. FREE! Brand New in the Box FREE! I mean you got a great deal, but free?

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#5 posted 02-09-2007 09:08 PM

Free is great but it’s about price differential too, right?

And what about the actual dollar amount saved right?

Yeesh what a can of worms ;)

Any mathematicians out there who can figure out an algorithm that would tell us with any finality who really got the best deal? (KIDDING – this is about YOUR best deal, not whether your best deal is better than others ;)

-- Editor, www.ToolCrib.com

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#6 posted 02-10-2007 12:14 AM

You’re probably right. Dick saved a couple hundred, my sander was a Fitty Dollah item.

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#7 posted 02-10-2007 01:46 AM

I did get a paslode framing gun free. I told the guy working there I wanted one so he said he would leave it at check out 2, When I went to check out they never charged me for the gun, I felt bad but never paid for it. jockmike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#8 posted 02-10-2007 02:24 AM

I’ll bet you felt so bad you told people about it. Not “Look what I feel bad about!”, but, “Look what i got for free” Now tomorrow night, you know what to do. But HEY! It’s really too late to take it back now.

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#9 posted 02-10-2007 02:27 AM

Mike: I know people that would take it back and try to get their money back!

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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#10 posted 02-10-2007 02:32 AM

shhhh Karson, not so loud.

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#11 posted 02-10-2007 02:40 AM

they’ve gotten thier money outta me and then some. mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#12 posted 02-11-2007 02:19 AM

Besides Mike,” let he who lives without sin cast the first stone.’LOL MIKE

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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