|Forum topic by BillyJ||posted 08-23-2010 03:35 AM||1955 views||0 times favorited||20 replies|
08-23-2010 03:35 AM
I hesitate to write this, but I can’t contain myself any longer. This falls into one of those categories that I would rather not approach – gloating about something. However, this hearkens back to the caveman days. I stalked it for over a week, placing phone calls and checking online to confirm it would be worthwhile. I consulted fellow hunters, too.
When fellow tool hunter, LJ, and friend said, and I quote, “That is a must-have item. I will own one of those little jewels before the game is over, I promise!!” it all but convinced me that just mere stalking of the tool was not enough – I must strike before someone else pounces on it.
Thus, this past Friday (in-between picking up 3/4 of a cow – I couldn’t find one that was intact), I became the proud, yet bewildered, owner of a Blum MiniPress P.
Bewildered in that I still question the purchase. No, I do not have buyers regret – it was too good of a deal. Although the machine is a 2007, it ran fewer than 200 cycles. Not that I take everyone at their word, but this machine has NO marks on it. Everything is clean, unscratched, and sharp! Not only that, but I scored about 600 Blum hinges & plates with this hunt. It has almost all of the bells and whistles one could ask for. However, will I ever make my money back???? I hope so.
Now I have to make room in my shop. I ran out of space a while ago, so I asked my wife if I could put the lumber in the garage. She was thinking I was talking about 3 pieces of 5/4×8” x 10’ red oak planks that are sitting on my shop floor. Little does she know I’m moving all of my wood, sheet goods, and scraps into the garage.
Regardless of whether we ever park in the garage again, I can’t wait to get the Blum up and running. I’ll send some pics, and maybe a video too.
I agree – this is one of those “must have” before I call it quits on this side of the earth.
Oh, the price, you ask? $1500 – American fiat. Heck, that’s less than an ounce of gold!!!!
-- I've never seen a tree that I wouldn't like to repurpose into a project. I love the smell of wood in the morning - it smells like victory.