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Forum topic by robdem posted 07-12-2011 04:18 PM 1003 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-12-2011 04:18 PM

GETTING TO UP GRADE SOME OF THE OLD TOOLS IN THE SHOP THIS MONTH. WITH THE WIFE APPROVAL HA HA HA. Just picked up the ridgid 13 inch planer and there 15 inch floor drill press 400 dollars for both at direct tools . Planer is recondition and the drill press was a blemished tool .Wich basically means that the tool is new just did’t meet there quality standards. Also picked up the Harbor Freight 2 hp dust collector.I’ts like christmas in july in my house looking at a jet band saw on craigs list and going to order new table saw and air cleaner from grizzly in a week. Can’t what to start making those christmas presents gives me a reason to play with all my new toys.

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#1 posted 07-12-2011 08:03 PM

That’s FANTASTIC, Rob! You must be walking around with a perma-grin! What a deal on the planer and drill press! I’m going to have to check out direct tools. (Is it

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#2 posted 07-12-2011 08:20 PM

Sweet. You got a great score on some fantastic tools.

I have some old write ups here you may be interested in…
Grizzly G0572 overhead air filter.
Central Machinery 97869 2HP Dust Collector.
DIY Cyclone (Thien) separator to make that DC work better.

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#3 posted 07-12-2011 10:31 PM

Donny yes it is direct got lucky they just opened up 10 minutes from house

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#4 posted 07-12-2011 10:41 PM

DB read your review of the air cleaner helped alot that is the same unit i’am looking to buy thanks rob

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