My First Tool Gloat: OSS, DC, SS, & BS

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Forum topic by FaTToaD posted 03-04-2011 07:51 AM 1371 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-04-2011 07:51 AM

Topic tags/keywords: bandsaw scroll saw dust collector sander oss spindle sander craftsman tradesman delta ridgid gloat

So, this afternoon a guy I work with saw a guy selling woodworking tools in the local classifieds. He showed me the ad and I gave the the guy a call to see if I could take a look. I ended up buying everything he was selling except a Grizzly Radial Drill Press, which I probably should have bought. Anyways, I got a Ridgid OSS/Belt Sander (The gray model), a 1 HP Delta Dust Collector (with a bag, not a cartridge) with a chip separator, a Tradesman Scroll Saw with a ton of blades and spare parts, and an old Craftsman 12” band saw. Pretty good grab seeing as how I had none of those except awful benchtop Ryobi bandsaw.

The sander is just like the one the currently sell but gray. The guy said there’s really not difference and I couldn’t find one either. I’ve really been wanting one and after using it, I don’t know how I did with out it.

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The dust collector will be nice, it came with a huge metal trash can and a chip separator lid. I’m going to get some blast gates, hose, etc tomorrow.

The scroll saw was an impulse buy. I have not real need for one, but I’ve always wanted to play around with one. I’m sure glad I got it. My brother and I made some cuts with it tonight and it sure is fun. He gave me a ton of blades and spare parts.

As for the bandsaw, I've heard good things about the older Craftsman's. It seems pretty solid and cuts a million times better than what I had. Everything seems in to be in working order, I'm going to give it a good cleaning and tune up here soon. He gave me a couple spare blades, but they're Craftsman, so I'll probably buy some better ones soon.

I also got a squirrel cage and motor from an old heater. He was planning to build an air filtration box like I am. Now' I've got a small fan for a ceiling mounted and large one for floor mounted one, both free.

Overall I'm really excited about the score. For $325 I finally got a "real" bandsaw, a dust collector, the sander I've been wanting, and a scroll saw to boot. It's been a good Thursday in my book.

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-- David

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#1 posted 03-04-2011 08:19 AM

Those are a super good score, good for you!

-- Scott "Some days you are the big dog, some days you are the fire hydrant"

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#2 posted 03-04-2011 03:45 PM

humungus score. awesome!

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#3 posted 03-04-2011 07:16 PM

Not bad. I have that same Craftsman 12” bandsaw and I love it. Had it since 1988 and the original light is still working! I use good blades that I get from Woodcraft (80”, 3 TPI). Cuts all!

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#4 posted 03-04-2011 07:33 PM

Excellent score! I couldn’t have resisted the radial, even though I don’t have room:)

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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