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08-07-2012 01:22 AM

So today I bought a 14” grizzly drill press for $100 and a craftsman ras for $40 great condition are these around average prices for everyone else?


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#1 posted 08-07-2012 01:50 AM

that would depend on the models and their condition. if the RAS is an older, CI column c-man in good condition with no play in the column indexing and good carriage bearings, then $40 is a gloatable price. if the griz is a floor mount DP, that would also be a good deal.

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#2 posted 08-07-2012 02:15 AM

Here are the both of them loaded still

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#3 posted 08-07-2012 02:46 AM

Assuming they perform well I’d say you did AOK.
The DP was prolly the better deal of the two. In all honesty, you can barely give a RAS away for free in my neck of the woods. I’ve seen RASs on craigslist repost 5-6 times at sub $100 prices. $40 seems about right.

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#4 posted 08-07-2012 03:01 AM

Congrat on the DP. I think that was a good deal. The craftsman RAS, not all that sure. Around here about every 25th listing on CL is a craftsman RAS. I own 2 Dewalt RAS and love them, but there must be a reason people are trying to get rid of the craftsman RAS everywhere.

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

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#5 posted 08-07-2012 03:03 AM

I can’t seem to find RAS for less then 150 so I jumped at it for 40

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#6 posted 08-07-2012 03:11 AM

This man sold everything on the cheap table saw shaper molder planer jointer jailers drills compesser all of it for cheap I wish I had more money

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#7 posted 08-07-2012 05:35 AM

I know what you’re sayin. I bought a beautiful, vintage grinder off craigslist. When I arrived at the seller’s house to pick it up, it turned out to be an informal estate sale. The seller was a family friend of a recently deceased, but evidently avid woodworker. The guy had only advertised some old school floor machines, all of which were pristine. But he also had a buttload of great hand tools and shop accessories too. Unfortunately, I only had an extra $50 on me. Even so, that $50 got me two copy paper boxes full of great hand saws, vises, machinist tools, etc, etc. I easily came away with $400 worth of stuff; possibly $500+. I was just in the beginning stages of establishing my shop too. It was a well-timed boon. I would have ran to an ATM for more cash, but the seller was on a timetable. I seriously doubt I’ll ever stumble into a gold mine like that again. It was raining gold that day. I reached for a bucket, but only had a thimble. LOL.

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#8 posted 08-07-2012 01:07 PM

The RAS should be worth at least $100 with the recall if it’s old enough. I’d say you did alright.

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