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Forum topic by BlankMan posted 04-01-2012 05:13 PM 1749 views 0 times favorited 18 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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BlankMan

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04-01-2012 05:13 PM

Topic tags/keywords: router porter cable 693 693pk plunge router

I’ve been watching Craigslist the past week for a $10-$20 router I could use as a trade in at Woodcraft to pick up a Porter-Cable 690LR, I really like that router. Even though I already have three one can never have enough and I’m worried about B&D dropping them or cheapening them up.

So this morning I saw a listing for a 693PK plunge router kit for $75. Not bad if it’s in good shape so I contacted the guy. We eventually spoke on the phone and I arranged to see it. I asked if he was firm on the price and told him I have one of these already and I paid $113 for it new on sale at ACE and said I’d be willing to pay $55. I was willing to go higher but thought I start there, actually wanted to start at $50 but thought that might be too low. He said he’d take $55 so I went to look at it.

Since we met at a gas station I couldn’t plug it in and try it so I decided to look at the bushes to get an idea how much use it had. I looked at a brush, no wear really. I looked at the collet, no tools marks. I noticed all the accessories were still in the plastic bag and the power cord was still zip tied. I gave him the $55. This thing was new never used.

When I got home I realized the 1/4” collet was still zip tied to the cord.

Gloat.

-- -Curt, Milwaukee, WI


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Roger Clark aka Rex

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#1 posted 04-01-2012 05:21 PM

Sweet Deal

-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.

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ohtimberwolf

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#2 posted 04-01-2012 05:37 PM

Was he wearing dark sun-glasses and had his license plate covered with mud?

-- Used to be a barn cat, now a lap cat...

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BlankMan

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#3 posted 04-01-2012 05:42 PM

No, but he wondering if I was interested in a bunch of Rolex’s he had hanging on the inside of his coat…..

-- -Curt, Milwaukee, WI

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derosa

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#4 posted 04-01-2012 06:13 PM

Woodcraft has a trade in on routers? Any info on this, it might be a nice way to ditch my 1/4” collet, single speed B&D that I only paid 10.00 for on craigslist. I really do need something better.

-- --Rev. Russ in NY-- A posse ad esse

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BlankMan

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#5 posted 04-01-2012 06:34 PM

Here's the link to Woodcraft’s sales flyer. $50 instant credit towards what looks like Porter-Cable routers with a trade in router.

-- -Curt, Milwaukee, WI

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#6 posted 04-01-2012 06:50 PM

Great Deal
your right you can never have enough routers:))

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#7 posted 04-01-2012 07:32 PM

Allright, I get it. Its an April Fools Day joke, Right?

-- - Martin

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#8 posted 04-01-2012 09:28 PM

I’m trying to figure out how to put all my routers on a rotating wheel so I can set each one up to do a different profile and then just spin the routers instead of changing bits..I would only need 2 wheels with my current number of routers….........................Schloemoe

-- schloemoe, Oregon , http://www. woodrehab.blogspot.com

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#9 posted 04-01-2012 09:45 PM

Shame on you for stealing that router combo !! LOL

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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Joe Lyddon

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#10 posted 04-01-2012 09:48 PM

What a DEAL!

Now, you don’t have to Trade-in to get it… right?
You beat the Trade-in DEAL!

You stole it!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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#11 posted 04-01-2012 10:02 PM

Great deal. I got one just like it last Summer from a Craig’s List ad. It came with two router table tops and two Woodpecker phenolic router plates and the entire bunch of stuff was $50! I felt so guilty that I gave a woodworking friend one of the router plates for his router table.

-- Hal, Tennessee http://www.first285.com

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BlankMan

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#12 posted 04-01-2012 10:16 PM

Nope. No April fool. I thought about that because it was April 1st but nope. I still did go look at another router, they wanted $25. It was an old small Craftsman and it came with a small table, offered $15 for just the router and they said no $25 with or without the table and I said bye.

So if I were to pick up a used router for $10-$15 I may still do the Woodcraft thing. With a gift card I have and the $50 trade in that put the 690LR around $60 out of pocket, well worth that. I think I’d have enough routers then. That put me at 11. :-)

-- -Curt, Milwaukee, WI

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#13 posted 04-02-2012 12:42 AM

very nice deal. I always love to see people score great deals. Now you can flip it for 100.00 and make a quick 50.00. Just kidding. I have 3 of those combo kits and they are really nice.

-- Jerry Nettrour, San Antonio, www.topqualitycabinets.net

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#14 posted 04-02-2012 12:51 AM

Well done.

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mvflaim

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#15 posted 04-02-2012 01:27 AM

I guess it’s good the guy wasn’t stealing copper.

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