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Forum topic by Chris208 posted 430 days ago 923 views 0 times favorited 16 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Chris208

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430 days ago

I’ve found some pretty great deals on tools, but this one takes the cake!

Fella had a Delta 37-190 Jointer posted on Craigslist for . . . wait for it . . .

$25. That’s right. Twenty-five dollars.

I high tailed it over there as soon as I could. When I got there I asked him what he was asking for it, just inc ase he mistyped the ad. Nope, he wanted $25 for it.

He told me that he got it as a throw in from the guy he bought his table saw from. The only condition was that if he ever sold it he had to sell it for the same $25 he bought it for.

I made no such promise. I paid him the $25 and loaded in the back of my car.

I spent a little time cleaning it up and removing rust.

I sold it on CL on saturday for $250. Dang!

Also, the jointer came with a nice mobile base, which I kept and installed on my other jointer. Bonus!


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BTimmons

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#1 posted 430 days ago

A thousand declarations of “you suck”, sir.

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

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FirehouseWoodworking

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#2 posted 430 days ago

Brian is right . . . YOU SUCK!!

I have had that jointer for years and it has served me well. And I had to pay CONSIDERABLY MORE THAN $25 for it when I bought it new.

So, you lucky dog, if I have not already told you . . . YOU SUCK!

Cheers!

-- Dave; Lansing, Kansas

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JayT

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#3 posted 430 days ago

May the YOU SUCK gods smite thee upon thy head.

Not that we are jealous or anything :-)

-- "The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public's money." Alexis de Tocqueville, 1835

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MacNut11

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#4 posted 430 days ago

Holy cow $25 !

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a1Jim

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#5 posted 430 days ago

you win !!! big time!!!

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toolie

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#6 posted 430 days ago

nice way to score a little extra capital for future tool acquisitions.

-- there's a solution to every problem.......you just have to be willing to find it.

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socrbent

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#7 posted 430 days ago

I have the same model and have really been happy with it once I got it dialed in. Good Grab.

-- socrbent Ohio

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MarkTheFiddler

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#8 posted 430 days ago

ARRRGGGHHHHH – That gloat is so good I’m ticked off! I never score the good one on Craigslist!

Well done!!!

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

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shampeon

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#9 posted 430 days ago

Heck of a deal. What are you going to do with 2 jointers, though?

-- ian | "You can't stop what's coming. It ain't all waiting on you. That's vanity."

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Chris208

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#10 posted 429 days ago

Thanks, guys.

Shampeon – I sold the 37-190 for $250.

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tool_junkie

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#11 posted 429 days ago

DAMN!

I wish I was that lucky!

-- Looking for a good quality Drill Press and a Cabinet Saw for cheap!

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Burgels

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#12 posted 429 days ago

I was going to offer you $50 for it, but I see that I’m too late. :)

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shampeon

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#13 posted 429 days ago

Doh. Should have read more carefully. So you can now buy 9 more $25 jointers….

-- ian | "You can't stop what's coming. It ain't all waiting on you. That's vanity."

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planeBill

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#14 posted 428 days ago

Was this in Severna Park Maryland?

-- I was born at a very young age, as I grew up, I got older.

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Chris208

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#15 posted 428 days ago

Nope. In Idaho.

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