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Forum topic by jsnair posted 03-31-2017 04:39 AM 799 views 0 times favorited 11 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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jsnair

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03-31-2017 04:39 AM

I always keep my eye out on Craigslist for deals in the tools section and I stumbled on to an incredible deal (at least I think so). I saw it within the first 15 minutes of it being up. The guy was selling a Craftsman 14” bandsaw for $70 which caught my eye because I’ve been wanting one for a while. I then noticed he was selling a bunch of other stuff to so I texted him to see if he’d do a package deal.

Long story short, 2 hours later I am now the proud owner of:

Craftsman 14” Band Saw Model # 137.224140 on casters
Craftsman 17” Drill Press Model # 137.229170
Craftsman 10” Table Saw Model # 315.228310 on casters
Craftsman 6” Bench Grinder Model # 319.190622 on rolling cast iron stand
Craftsman Belt/Disc Sander Model # 137.215280

All tools came with all accessories in tact with the manuals included. These are older tools but have been taken care of very well. There is a bit of rust but I think that they will clean up great. The only issue is that the motor mount for the table saw is broken but I think I should be able to find the part or fix it somehow so not too concerned about that.

In addition to the tools I also got 2 each of 4ft, 3ft, 2ft and 1ft quick grip clamps, extra blades for the band saw, extra blades for the table saw, dado blade set and insert for the table saw, extra sanding belts and discs and an entire box of different grits of sandpaper.

I already have a table saw and bench top drill press but these are much nicer than the ones I currently have so I should be able to sell those to make this upgrade even cheaper. I think I got the deal of the century here but I’m curious if you guys think I did good here.

What would you have paid for all of this?







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Rrrandy

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#1 posted 03-31-2017 05:30 AM

Are you going to tell us what you paid?

-- Y'all need to locate a sense of humor. Borrow one if you can't find yours...

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#2 posted 03-31-2017 06:14 AM

Everything looks to be in good condition. I don’t really follow prices on Craftsman stuff but I would say if you got it for $500 or less it’s a great deal. And even if you paid more, the convenience of buying it all at once in good condition is worth it.

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ChefHDAN

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#3 posted 03-31-2017 12:41 PM

Agreed if $500 or less you’ll earn a “You suck”

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jimintx

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#4 posted 03-31-2017 01:27 PM

I think you have gotten some nice things, so congrats on the purchase.

If I was selling them, I’d price them at what I thought they should sell for in my area:
Band Saw – $200
Drill Press – $125
Table Saw – $125
Bench Grinder – $35
Belt/Disc Sander – $50

Leading me to agree that a package at $500 or less is a nice buy, IF you wanted it all.

Had I found that sale, I would have bought the bandsaw at ~$200, pending inspection.
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-- Jim, Houston, TX

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jsnair

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#5 posted 03-31-2017 01:33 PM

Sorry guys I just realized I didn’t actually give the price…..

I paid $400 for all of it.

I am having a bit of a hard time finding the motor mount for the saw though. Seems like the manufacturer doesn’t make it anymore and all the old stock has been exhausted (at least in my searching). They seem to come up on eBay like once a month or so for around $50 so that looks like my best bet for now. It looks like Ryobi and Ridgid saws used the same mount as well but since they were all made by the same manufacturer, I cant find those either. In case anyone can help here is the Craftsman/Ryobi part number 979925-001 and the Ridgid part number 509494.

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jimintx

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#6 posted 03-31-2017 02:14 PM

Then you do get a “You Suck” award for the CL score!

I once had an ancient Sears TS. I recall the motor mount being steel, so I wonder if you can have your cracked component welded? A good welder can do a lot of tricky things. Although, I admit the term motor mount is broad, so I may not really know which piece is broken.

-- Jim, Houston, TX

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jsnair

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#7 posted 03-31-2017 02:38 PM

Its a possibility. Its sheared off right at the hinge so I’m not sure but I don’t really know much about welding. Going to take it apart this weekend when I get some help to move everything from my garage down to my shop in the basement.

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William Shelley

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#8 posted 03-31-2017 07:37 PM



Its a possibility. Its sheared off right at the hinge so I m not sure but I don t really know much about welding. Going to take it apart this weekend when I get some help to move everything from my garage down to my shop in the basement.

- jsnair

If it’s cast iron, it’s going to be very difficult to weld. Someone with a stick welder can use special nickel-based electrodes to do it, but the cast iron needs to be pre-heated first and cooled slowly.

If it’s not cast iron, then it should be pretty easy to weld back together by anyone with a welding machine.

-- Woodworking from an engineer's perspective

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bonesbr549

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#9 posted 03-31-2017 07:40 PM

I’d say 400 is fair. If they’d been a lot older you would have scored bigger :)

-- Sooner or later Liberals run out of other people's money.

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JCamp

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#10 posted 04-01-2017 02:36 AM

In my area $400 is a killer deal. I’m a tight wad and would hav jumped at that price. In my book u done really well.

-- Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with all thy might

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jimintx

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#11 posted 04-01-2017 02:57 AM

Yep, that is a super great deal if it were here in Houston, which is an awful market to try to obtain decent machines using CL.
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-- Jim, Houston, TX

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