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NBeener

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925 days ago

I’ve had one eye out (it’s okay. I have six or eight eyes, altogether) for a used ShopVac, for quite a while. I want to dedicate one as DC for the RAS, the CMS, and the band saw.

Last night, I checked CL, and saw an ad posted only minutes before. A barely-if-ever used, 6.5HP, 16Gal, stainless steel ShopVac, with built-in dolly, and all accessories, for $50.

SNAG !

I picked up a CleanStream HEPA filter, but … when I opened up the ShopVac … it was immaculate. I’m not sure it’s ever been used, at all :-)

Sucker (yeah: pun intended) retails at $160

Isn’t it beautiful ? I mean … seriously ! It looks like R2D2, for cryin’ out loud ….

-- -- Neil


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CharlieM1958

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#1 posted 925 days ago

Does it talk?

Nice score!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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NBeener

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#2 posted 925 days ago

It speaks in low tones, Charlie, but … if you get close enough to figure out what it’s saying … it tries to kiss you, and won’t let go ;-)

-- -- Neil

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Beginningwoodworker

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#3 posted 925 days ago

Great score, Neil. You can pass that alone to me. LOL!

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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NBeener

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#4 posted 925 days ago

Charles: I’ll run some hose your way. Pretty sure it would clean your shop from Arkansas ;-)

-- -- Neil

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canadianchips

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#5 posted 925 days ago

Well that “JUST SUCKS”, I never find those deals !

-- "My mission in life - make everyone smile !"

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superstretch

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#6 posted 925 days ago

Looks like the offspring of R2 and a Dalek

-- Dan, Rochester, NY

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superstretch

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#7 posted 925 days ago

Speaking of scores, I’m trying to get my brother to check out:
http://rochester.craigslist.org/tls/2795555568.html

-- Dan, Rochester, NY

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Bill White

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#8 posted 925 days ago

Good on you…..
I saw a 14” Delta BS yesterday for $150.00, but I still have all my Magna stuff and no room for the Delta
Ywahhhh!
Bill

-- bill@magraphics.us

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Dallas

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#9 posted 925 days ago

Just a small question…. How do you get 6.5 HP out of 15 – 20 amps @ 125V?

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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NBeener

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#10 posted 925 days ago

Dallas: I don’t. The manufacturer does.

And they usually do it by lying.

12A rated draw should equate to just shy of 2HP, but … they use “peak” HP as a relative indicator.

I just calls ‘em as I sees ‘em ;-)

Dan: I like the jointer, but the BS and the TS look like they’d fall right over….

-- -- Neil

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grizzman

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#11 posted 925 days ago

yea …dont this beat all…and heck your right…R2D2…..all the way….....ill get one some day, will call it chubaka…had a car that had an AC that sounded like it….well you suck…your vac sucks….and this post sucks…lol…...

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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PurpLev

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#12 posted 925 days ago

teedeedoodoo blip blip blip

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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superstretch

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#13 posted 925 days ago

exteeeerrrminaaaate

-- Dan, Rochester, NY

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ellen35

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#14 posted 925 days ago

That shine is blinding. I’d be taking a portrait & putting it in my living room!
That is truly a “score”.

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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SnowyRiver

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#15 posted 925 days ago

Great catch Neil. It does look brand new!

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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