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Forum topic by shelly_b posted 02-21-2013 08:59 AM 2312 views 0 times favorited 34 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-21-2013 08:59 AM

Was looking on craigs list to see if I could catch any good deals and ran across this:
My first thought was how sad it is that a PM jointer is so rusty and abandoned:(
Then I saw the TS and thought WTF! Why would you put this pic on there! clean the thing of for god’s sake!! Who the heck is going to pay 1500 for a metal cabinet with trash on top?? Anyway, done with my rant…hope you guys enjoy is as much as I do:)

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#1 posted 02-21-2013 11:52 AM

The Coors beer box on top of the table saw might be a cause of the clutter. Woodworking and beer are not a good cmixture!!

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#2 posted 02-21-2013 12:04 PM

I would say that the picture shows they don’t care. Wouldn’t buy it. I would worry if it has ever had any care.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#3 posted 02-21-2013 01:13 PM

Goes all out on a nice table saw and a jointer and then cheaps out and buys a mibro dado set. wow
I agree with monte. They probably have had less care or maintenance than use. Definitely wouldn’t pay those prices.

-- In the end, when your life flashes before your eyes, will you like what you see?

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#4 posted 02-21-2013 01:28 PM

I love how he says that they have since been cleaned off. Why not post pics of them in their current state?

-- Brian T. - Exact science is not an exact science

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#5 posted 02-21-2013 01:59 PM

You should see if all the trash comes with it as a freebie.

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#6 posted 02-22-2013 12:10 AM

“perfect condition” sure except the jointer is covered in rust.

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#7 posted 02-22-2013 12:13 AM

i feel the same drives me crazy,when they post pics and its covered in junk.i saw a delta ts on cl awhile back but it had to much crap on it to get any kind of idea on it,so i just passed.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#8 posted 02-22-2013 12:15 AM

I like craigslist. I usually get a good kick out of people taking horrible pictures with their cell phones and posting them to sell something, along with a post like “no tire kickers” or something of the like.

I do not always keep my workshop in the best and cleanest condition, but now I will show my wife this picture to use as fodder for whenever she complains about dust or clutter in the garage.

-- I make sawdust. I think thats a fair assessment of my finished products!

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#9 posted 02-22-2013 12:47 AM

this is common. I see a lot of photos like this on Creig’s List.

-- "Just my opinion, I may be right"

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#10 posted 02-22-2013 01:16 AM


This thread about CLhas been going for about six months:

-- “There is a very fine line between 'hobby' and 'mental illness'.” ― Dave Berry

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#11 posted 02-22-2013 01:37 AM

I’ll be honest and say that there are time when my garage/shop doesn’t look much different than the CL poster’s. And frankly, I don’t think the surface rust on the jointer bed is really that much of a deterrent. Bare cast iron sitting in an unheated shop in the winter is going to develop some surface rust pretty quickly. The rest of the jointer looks pretty good. It’s a typically crappy CL photo so you’d have see it in person to tell. It’s got a nice long bed and I think Powermatics have a reputation of being solid machines. What is more a deterrent for me would be the $700 asking price. At say, maybe $400, I go take a look at it.

edit:I just looked that jointer up on Amazon and it’s going to set you back about 1200 bucks with the shipping. So if you want one and the only thing wrong with that one is surface rust on the bed then $700 doesn’t seem like a unreasonable place to start bargaining.

-- Visualize whirled peas

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#12 posted 02-22-2013 11:04 PM

Yup, what Monte said….. Go git yerself a new 12 pack o Coors Light. :)

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

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#13 posted 02-22-2013 11:22 PM

I would have bought that in a sec, if it was local…and then sold the jet!!

-- Who is John Galt?

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#14 posted 02-23-2013 02:14 AM

You know, I was going to add to the piling on, however, thinking about how most of us is of that “gray” coloration (Shelly NOT included), I was thinking that this type of post may be a direct result of failing health and that end of the road thing nobody wants to talk about nor admit. Not say that happened, but…

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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#15 posted 02-24-2013 11:37 AM

There’s a fine line when it comes to a messy shop and a trashy shop and I see pure trash in which most of it has nothing to do with woodworking,

muleskinner, as for as prices go on anyone’s CL sell, most people will not post their asking price, they mark them high so they have room to come down, wiggle room.

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