|Forum topic by Buckethead||posted 07-12-2013 08:57 PM||1178 views||0 times favorited||16 replies|
07-12-2013 08:57 PM
Picked this up from Craigslist today.
Got her for a buck fiddy. (For those who don’t know a buck fiddy is roughly equivalent to one hundred fifty federal reserve notes)
It a craftsman… So there’s that. It looks like new, which is a plus… Operates quietly, and seemed priced reasonably.
Most CL-ers in my neck of the woods seem to think that an old rusty heap of metal should be sold for far in excess of the value I place on those trash heaps. A usable delta jointer (this crafstman’s twin cousin) for instance, was asking $450. I’ve been stalking CL for a while now.
Reasonable deals on used jointers of any quality just don’t seem to exist. So when this was listed for two hunge (USD200) and within 2 miles of my house, it seemed the universe was speaking to me.
I met the very nice gentleman, who was abandoning woodworking for classic car restoration. Out of the frying pan and into the fire, I suppose.
So I figgerd (that idiom for “supposed”) I’d give it a go. Not my dream machine, but I really need one now, and when I upgrade, I imagine I will be able to resell this and break even at worst.
So tell me if I’m gloating, or if I just wasted my effort.
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