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Forum topic by JoeRPhilly posted 08-17-2012 06:43 PM 1235 views 0 times favorited 22 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-17-2012 06:43 PM

This is listed on CL for $80. Seems like a good deal. But do you think it’s a cheap harbor freight type bench? It looks like it could be one of those, but also looks like it could be a decent, possibly higher end bench. What do you think. I guess either way, it’s probably worth $80 in wood. I just don’t have the space for it at the moment, but might find a way…


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#1 posted 08-17-2012 06:46 PM

I would snap that up for $80. It looks very sturdy. The two vises are probably worth that much.

-- Have fun and laugh alot. Life can end at any moment. You old guys out there know what I mean...

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#2 posted 08-17-2012 06:48 PM

If the whole top is that thick, I’d say its not HF. The vices look to be worth that much at least. Id grab it fast.

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#3 posted 08-17-2012 06:51 PM

Wow, we agree on something Coastie.

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#4 posted 08-17-2012 07:03 PM

You couldn’t build a bench like that for $80…...the material would cost more than that…..go for it…..!!

-- " Unwanted mistakes.... are missed opportunities"......

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#5 posted 08-17-2012 07:30 PM

You better buy that sucker before someone else does

-- Ken, USAF MSgt, Ret.

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#6 posted 08-17-2012 07:31 PM

See there is common ground.

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#7 posted 08-17-2012 07:34 PM

Grab that sucker! That’s a steal. Make room for it if you have to.

-- Brian Timmons - http://www.BigTWoodworks.com

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#8 posted 08-17-2012 07:37 PM

Why are you still reading this? Go! Buy it!

-- "It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble. It's what you know for sure that just ain't so." - Mark Twain

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#9 posted 08-17-2012 07:37 PM

Where on Craigslist is this listed? ;-) $80 for that bench is a no brainer. Does the kitty come with it?

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#10 posted 08-17-2012 07:38 PM

Definately not HF. They have drawers across the top and the legs are not square, more like 2×4s.
I’d say that’s the real deal.

-- Michael :-{| Don't anthropomorphise your tools, they hate it when you do that.

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#11 posted 08-17-2012 07:54 PM

Thanks everyone, I emailed them, we’ll see… I’ll make room for it somehow until the shop is ready for it
It’s on Philadelphia CL, I just hope the kitty didn’t piss on it

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#12 posted 08-17-2012 07:59 PM

I’d be all over it, post haste!

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#13 posted 08-17-2012 08:19 PM

THe planks on the table top alone are worth > $80 bucks….add the vises and you’re well into the 150-200 range…any questions what you should do?

-- Max the "night janitor" at www.hardwoodclocks.com

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#14 posted 08-17-2012 08:39 PM

Buy it for $80, use it to build an even better bench, then sell the CL bench for 3-4 times what you bought it for…

-- Scott

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#15 posted 08-17-2012 09:31 PM

That is NOT Harbor Freight! Better get it while you can!

-- Randy, Allen Texas

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