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Forum topic by Chris208 posted 06-18-2013 09:12 PM 1212 views 0 times favorited 16 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Chris208

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06-18-2013 09:12 PM

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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#1 posted 06-18-2013 09:15 PM

A thousand declarations of “you suck”, sir.

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

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FirehouseWoodworking

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#2 posted 06-18-2013 09:20 PM

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 06-18-2013 09:34 PM

May the YOU SUCK gods smite thee upon thy head.

Not that we are jealous or anything :-)

-- "Good judgement is the result of experience. A lot of experience is the result of poor judgement."

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#4 posted 06-19-2013 12:43 AM

Holy cow $25 !

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#5 posted 06-19-2013 12:54 AM

you win !!! big time!!!

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#6 posted 06-19-2013 03:06 AM

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 06-19-2013 04:38 AM

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 06-19-2013 05:10 AM

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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#9 posted 06-19-2013 06:48 AM

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 06-19-2013 02:12 PM

Thanks, guys.

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

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#11 posted 06-19-2013 02:42 PM

DAMN!

I wish I was that lucky!

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Shane

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#12 posted 06-19-2013 02:47 PM

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

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#13 posted 06-19-2013 03:47 PM

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 06-20-2013 03:35 PM

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 06-20-2013 04:08 PM

Nope. In Idaho.

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