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Forum topic by lab7654 posted 01-22-2013 11:26 PM 929 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-22-2013 11:26 PM

I don’t look through craigslist as often as many people do, usually once or twice a week. When I do take a glance, I see a few trends that seem to keep up over time. The one that sticks out to me the most is all of the 80’s era Craftsman table saws and radial arm saws, and they’re almost always around the same price range. This makes me wonder if one day, all of our mid-level table saws and other fad tools will hit the market around the same time and same price range. Imagine page after page of $200-300 Ridgid r4512’s… What other trends have you guys noticed in your area, and what do you think will be the next “generation”?

-- Tristin King -- When in doubt, sand it.

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#1 posted 01-22-2013 11:30 PM

All the junk they try to get some one to take for fire wood ;-))

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

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#2 posted 01-22-2013 11:33 PM

Agreed. I can never find any usable hardwood, but there’s plenty of branches and old tv’s, if that’s your thing…

-- Tristin King -- When in doubt, sand it.

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#3 posted 01-22-2013 11:33 PM

apparently alot of the 20-30 somethings dont want to do a little work. Delta unisaw for $250 needs resto but a lifetime saw. Probably 40 hours work and could sell for a grand.

-- The basis for optimism is shear terror

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#4 posted 01-22-2013 11:46 PM

I’ve seen a large number of people buying Harbor Freight items and trying to sell them as “heavy-duty” or “industrial” grade tools at two to three times the Harbor Freight price. I wish I could warn the poor, unsuspecting newbies who may be fooled by this. They usually just steam an image from the web. My guess is that if someone expresses any interest, that they run out and buy one.

I’m not sure how such people live with themselves.


PS I’m not a fan of harbor freight, but I ‘m not knocking them, just the practice of these people.

-- She asked me, "Who are you going to please with that?" I said, "Me."

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#5 posted 01-23-2013 02:47 AM

getlostinwood, I see my fair share of the vintage, lifetime machines on my local CL, and they always make me wish that I had the capital, time, and skills to fix them up. Lots of beauties on there.

Tim, I haven’t seen that too much, thankfully. There’s plenty of off-brands on there priced at retail, but never any higher. The trick is rooting out the decent store brands, such as Ridgid of Home Depot and Masterforce of Menards.

-- Tristin King -- When in doubt, sand it.

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#6 posted 01-23-2013 02:50 AM

I see Big Box close-outs offered for more than the close-out price. i.e. About a year ago HD closed out their Ridgid router bushing kit for $5 or $10—i still see a set or two every week with an asking price of $20. Tough way to make a buck in my opinion!!


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