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So here’s the story: Guy on craigslist was moving in 2 days and had to get rid of some of his tools in storage. He had a Sunhill jointer that he had listed for $200. I bought it for $150. He also had a Delta drill press: Got that off of him for $200. Dont think I would have gotten it that cheap – except he was desperate to get rid of it before his move.

There is surface rust on both of them. He said he has barely used them at all, and they have been in storage for most of the time he’s owned them – the rust is from being stored.

Everything runs perfectly! Need to clean up the rust, maybe sharpen the blades, get everything dialed in, and then its all set!

I’ve already got a mess on the drill press…..

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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#1 posted 609 days ago

Congrats, it is great to hear about others getting great deals on CL. There are a few good deals out there.

-- Jerry Nettrour, San Antonio,

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#2 posted 609 days ago

Nice find. I have the same drill press minus the rust.

They will both cleanup well.

-- Nicky

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#3 posted 609 days ago

Nice score. You’ll have more respect for those fine tools when you put a little elbow grease into cleaning them up. One advantage of that, is well, pride for one, but, you can “get-to-know” your machine as you go. Good luck with the clean-up. They should be fine, fine machinery.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#4 posted 609 days ago

I’m going to Craigslist right now! ;-)

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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-- "Actions speak louder than words but not nearly as often." - Mark Twain

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-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#7 posted 609 days ago

Congratulations dakremer!

Most excellent tool score my friend.

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#8 posted 609 days ago

Congratulations, nice find. Just goes to show that it pays to pay attention and be patient.

-- Dan - Valparaiso, Indiana, "A smart man changes his mind, a fool never does."

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#9 posted 609 days ago

Excellent CL finds! Most all of my tools are CL buys as well. Everything from my jointer to the planer to the table saw. Lots of money can be saved for those patient enough to wait!

-- -James, Sumerville SC

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#10 posted 609 days ago

Dak, between your two steals and the $80 workbench I saw posted yesterday you guys are doing great.

-- 2014 will be a different least for me it will.

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#11 posted 609 days ago

I just love it when I find a bargain for the shop, and you found a couple, especially the long bed jointer. That surface rust will clean up easily, you should get many years of use out of that. Where are u puting all these machines, the apartment I lived in while in Davenport was barely big enough for me and the dog.

-- Common sense is so rare anymore when you do see it, it looks like pure genius.

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#12 posted 609 days ago

Thats freakin awesome

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

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#13 posted 609 days ago

Once cleaned up, what should I put on it to stop the surface rust from coming back?

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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#14 posted 609 days ago

Once you have it all nice and shiny again, wax it with Johnson’s paste wax. It will allow the wood to slide over the bed easier and it will seal the surface. I use it on my TS a couple of times a year and have zero rust.

-- "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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#15 posted 609 days ago

Cool! Thanks Richard!!

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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