|Forum topic by Hoss75||posted 738 days ago||903 views||0 times favorited||16 replies|
738 days ago
First and foremost hello, and thank you Martin and members for a terrific site. Well my 1960s Craftsman 8” table saw is not cutting it anymore. I had restored it 8 years ago and she has treated me fine. Still passes the nickel test. However it’s time for a bigger saw. And my wife has given the go ahead. For $600. And here is the story. I’m meeting with the assistant manager at Sears on Monday 5:00 pm because I sent an email to the manager due to poor service. I looked at the Craftsman 21833 for 20 minutes with 4 sears employees 20 feet away telling jokes. I was never asked if I needed help. He would like me to come and and without saying the discount has offered a discount. Problem. I hate the saw. Plus it’s part of a triplet. Home Depots Rigid is the same and Menards has the same. I’m not a tool snob, but come on Sears buyers. How about something a little outside of what everyone else is selling.
I’ve placed an ad in CL and have only come up with older Craftsman models from the 80’s. They would all need to be gone through. And a new fence put on of course. Neither scares me. However, if I have the go ahead to purchase from the wife I would prefer new.
I live 2.5 hours from a town of 800,000. Not a big deal to travel. But would rather not. Sears is 30 minutes away.
I purchased 8 months ago an acreage with 6 outbuildings. All need to have repairs done, including the house. My shop will be 20×20 with 220. I don’t think I’ll need 220. But maybe.
I have on my bucket list to build a fine piece of furniture before I die. My wife insists dining table with 6 chairs, expandable and end drawers all out of walnut. (no pressure)
I’m in my mid 30’s with kid’s and a good job. I buy good stuff to hand down.
What should I buy?
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