|Forum topic by flippedcracker||posted 10-10-2011 09:57 PM||1178 views||0 times favorited||10 replies|
10-10-2011 09:57 PM
Back story, my dad works in the machine resale industry. Usually, it’s large metalworking machines (huge CNC machines). But he occasionally comes across smaller shops that have smaller machines. generally, he’ll come across a small shop or even garage whose owner goes under, or dies, and the family just wants to get rid of everything so he’ll buy all the shop machines, and then sell them off.
With this in mind, i gave him a list of tools i was on the look out for, just if he happened to come across them, because i know it’s possible, and he can get the tools for a great deal. My list started with just a drill press or a band saw. The next day, he told me a shop he often worked with had a drill press for me. It was a small HF drill press, but it was still free, and worked. So after that, i gave him a much bigger list, because why would I limit myself if he comes across this stuff anyway.
So last week, he found a shop that had a bunch of stuff, but it was in Arizona, and he didn’t want to ship anything. So he decided to come out here (he lives in Arizona), and buy me some.
First he tried to take me to HF to get some stuff, and i would have been ok with a band saw from there, so i thought it’d be ok. Once we got there, he didn’t like anything. So we decided to go back home and look up some stuff.
Long story short, on the way are a new Jet 14” band saw (JWBS-14DXPRO), and a SawStop Pro Cab (110V) with the 36” fence. I’m pretty stoked because I was more than willing to watch craigslist every day, and hope to find a deal at some point. But it’s hard to turn down free tools, especially when they’re brand new and nice.
TL;DR – asked dad to keep eye out for cheap used tools and he decided to buy me a Jet band saw, and Saw Stop PCS.