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Forum topic by BrutalForce posted 03-01-2012 09:24 PM 1384 views 0 times favorited 13 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-01-2012 09:24 PM

I picked these up on clearance at Sears today.

4 X 7piece Skil Forstner Bit sets @ $1.97 dollars each. Yeah, $100 dollars worth of bits for $8 Not the best quality for sure, but I can burn these up with a good conscience.

2 X 6 1/8” Craftsman Jointer Blade sets at $14.99 each. The go for $16.99 + Tax and shipping on line, I bought the last two, just in case Sears/Craftsman go out of business. :) At $14.99 you can barely have them sharpened for that.

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#1 posted 03-01-2012 09:46 PM

You can gloat that for sure. Thats a steal if you ask me. My old man used to work at sears and their accounting department views items that have not sold in a certain period of time to be at a loss to the company so they will sell it at up to 95% off to reduce the inventory. Id run one of thos into a nail just because i could lol.

-- Its not a crack, its a casting imperfection.

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#2 posted 03-01-2012 09:50 PM

The guy said I just missed an 8” scroll saw for $18 dollars. :/

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#3 posted 03-01-2012 09:56 PM

Oh, I also picked up a Craftsman 34-1/2” 2-Shelf Heavy-Duty Plastic Utility Cart marked down from $149 to $99 and then to $64.

I have been waiting for a while to pick up the Rubbermaid Rubbermaid FG9T6700 Black Two Shelf 300 lbs Capacity Utility Cart with 4-Inch Casters version for work. It sells for like $180 on Amazon.

So I am happy with my score.

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#4 posted 03-01-2012 09:59 PM

Great score! Now I’ll have to head on down to Sears and see what they’ve discounted. I usually check the clearance section first—found a few decent handtools there in the past.

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#5 posted 03-01-2012 10:12 PM

Wow, nice! Is this at a location of Sears that is marked for closure, or just random clearances? Mine is not due to close but maybe I should wander down there anyway…

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#6 posted 03-01-2012 10:22 PM

Random. The store stays pretty busy.

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#7 posted 03-01-2012 10:40 PM

If you spot any of the Sjobergs 72” workbenches while there have them run a price check on it, at last spotting those were down below the Harbor Freight version.

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#8 posted 03-01-2012 10:49 PM

Always keep an alert eye out for clearance items.

Need it or not, when it comes to something from a retailer’s tool department marked at deep discount it doesn’t take much to convince ourselves to quickly sweep every last of the item into our cart …

then, seek out staff and ask in a hopeful voice ” any more of these in stock?”

Forstner bits are one hell-of-an elegant working tool. They almost always present a crisp edge, smooth flat bottoms, accurately sized. Even the inexpensive bits work splendidly. One of my favorites.


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#9 posted 03-01-2012 10:59 PM

I think I need to check if there are any Sears closings around here.

Nice score…

-- "Hard work is not defined by the difficulty of the task as much as a person's desire to perform it.", DS251

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#10 posted 03-02-2012 02:43 AM

I don’t go into any hardware store without strolling through the clearance section. Not much i ever need, but i’d rather not need it for even less!

-- It's made of wood. Real sturdy.--Chubbs Peterson

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#11 posted 03-02-2012 03:27 AM

I worked at a Sears Hardware store before they closed, and if something didn’t sell we marked them down every 3 months – called a Very Old Materials list ( we called it the vomit report ), until it disappeared off the list. Then we sold it for whatever we could get for it. I, even as an employee, got a deal on a Craftsman 1/2” x 1/4” Shaper/Router combo – $40 – marked down from $190 ! Wait for it.

-- When I was a kid I wanted to be older . . . . . this CRAP is not what I expected !

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#12 posted 03-02-2012 03:48 AM

you can gloat about that for sure 8 bucks cant beat it

i got my craftsman industrial plate/biscuit jointer at sears for 34.99 regular price 179.99
didn’t need it but for 35 bucks couldn’t say no.

-- shane1138--"if you don't have time to do it right you must have time to do it again"

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#13 posted 03-02-2012 04:16 AM

Well, since I pretty much need everything, then clearance is the way to go.

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