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Forum topic by chrisstef posted 07-01-2012 03:47 PM 1222 views 0 times favorited 28 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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chrisstef

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07-01-2012 03:47 PM

Topic tags/keywords: g1023

Ive cashed in my bottles and cans and stashed away my nickels to buy a bear. Managed to wrestle that bear in and back out of the truck and soon enough itll be in the shop making dust.

If ya havent figured it out yet i purchased a 1997 Grizzly 3HP G1023 table saw including a regular, dado, and zero clearance throat plates as well as anti kick back rollers. I got myself a real tablesaw and i couldnt be happier.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty


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#1 posted 07-01-2012 03:51 PM

Congrats!

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#2 posted 07-01-2012 03:55 PM

Thanks Randy … now the hard part … waiting for my electrician buddy to come and extend a 220 outlet!

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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#3 posted 07-01-2012 03:57 PM

Congratulations, that is awesome! Just be careful, they can bite!

Nate

-- "With a little bit of faith, and some imagination, you can build anything!" Nate

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chrisstef

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#4 posted 07-01-2012 04:02 PM

Thanks Nate … there’s no pic of the fence but it came with a bear trap … well anti kick back rollers, which makes me feel a lot better using a saw with this much juice.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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

Awesome bro, im 6 months to a year behind you but nontheless see a need to start upgrading. Great purchase

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Greg..the Cajun Box Sculptor

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#6 posted 07-01-2012 04:42 PM

Great deal…It sure looks to be in excellent shape being that it is 15 years old. The previous owner must have taken good care of it or hardly used it much.

-- If retiring is having the time to be able to do what you enjoy then I have always been retired.

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#7 posted 07-01-2012 04:50 PM

Nice score!

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#8 posted 07-01-2012 05:12 PM

Duuude! Score!!

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#9 posted 07-01-2012 05:26 PM

Congrats and enjoy!

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#10 posted 07-01-2012 05:26 PM

Oh, you do suck, you know that, right? ;)

-- Beer, Beer, Thank God for Beer. It's my way of keeping my mind fresh and clear...

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#11 posted 07-01-2012 05:43 PM

So, how many truck loads of cans? I’m working on my second big bag. Sure takes a lot of crushed cans to fill a big contractor’s bag…

Good buy.

Be Careful!

Herb

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#12 posted 07-01-2012 06:32 PM

Great catch. You’ll be pleased.
Get some good blades and get busy.
Bill

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#13 posted 07-01-2012 06:59 PM

Congrats, Bro!

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#14 posted 07-01-2012 07:12 PM

I keep telling my Boy Scouts that them nickles do add up!
MIKE

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#15 posted 07-01-2012 07:56 PM

Congrats!

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