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bbc557ci

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300 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: humor

Got an idea here…. I know we have a thread going on about the CL crap/goofy deals. And reading through the thread is good for lots of laughs!!

But how about a thread on CL WW tools or materials that are good deals. Heck I’m always looking and sometimes spot stuff that I don’t necessarily need, or want. But I sometimes do see stuff someone here on LJ might be interested in.

What say you??

-- Bill, central NY...no where near the "big apple"


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PurpLev

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#1 posted 300 days ago

build it … and they will come

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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CharlesA

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#2 posted 300 days ago

I bought my Fore Plane, table saw, Shop Fox Classic Fence, Bandsaw, and Miter Saw on CL, so I think good deals are to be had there.

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bbc557ci

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#3 posted 300 days ago

Couple months ago I bought a Unisaw off CL… paid $500 for it, and it was only about 2 miles from me. All it needed other than some minor clean up was a set of belts. Great deal IMO.

-- Bill, central NY...no where near the "big apple"

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JoeinGa

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#4 posted 300 days ago

Found my Dewalt 735 planer on CL. Bought it on Thanksgiving morning no less. Called the guy the night before, told him “I WANT IT !” and that I’d be there at 8am. When I got there Thanksgiving day he told me he had 5 or 6 other calls after mine, each one saying they could be there right away, but he kept his word to me and waited till morning for me to show up.

Plus I got it for a GOOD PRICE!

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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bbc557ci

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#5 posted 300 days ago

I forgot…. last summer I found a 113 Craftsman TS on CL. I called the guy and later that day went to his house to take a look. Old, but not in terribe shape ‘cept the motor was shot. Got the TS for $25.00. Shot motor so I put a “looking for” add up on CL for a 1 or more hp motor. Guy contacted me a week or so later and said he had a motor. Six mile drive to take a look, and the motor looked like new. I gave the guy $45.00 for the motor. So now I have the Craftsman TS up and running nicely for $70.00. Ok, maybe not a killer deal but where ya gonna get a good operable TS for $70.00? :o)

-- Bill, central NY...no where near the "big apple"

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firefighterontheside

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#6 posted 300 days ago

Its a great idea but not sure it would take off. I dont think the OP of the “gone nuts” thread had any idea what he was creating.

-- Bill M. I love my job as a firefighter, but nothing gives me the satisfaction of running my hand over a project that I have built and just finished sanding.

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William

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#7 posted 300 days ago

I’ve bought a lot of things off of craiglist.
However, the best thing I ever bought was a lathe.
It isn’t because it was a great lathe, but because I met a guy who introduced me to a couple of great friends and Lumberjocks.

-- http://wddsrfinewoodworks.blogspot.com/

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MrRon

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#8 posted 300 days ago

Any time you try to provide an idea, or service that will save anything, there will always be someone who things he can make a buck off of it.

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waho6o9

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#9 posted 300 days ago

Great idea.

A c note for this jointer made me a happy camper.

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JustJoe

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#10 posted 300 days ago

Tucson CL – this is a steal and if I wasn’t already set I’d buy it myself:
http://tucson.craigslist.org/tls/4110111215.html

Slow-speed grinder and complete wolverine sharpening setup to include the skew holder and the varigrind for $95 total.

-- This Ad Space For Sale! Your Ad Here! Reach a targeted audience! Affordable Rates, easy financing! Contact an ad represenative today at JustJoe's Advertising Consortium.

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exelectrician

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#11 posted 299 days ago

When I see a steal of a deal, I put in my email the plea, “call me first” this really works, somehow I usually get first pick on the good stuff.

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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toolie

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#12 posted 299 days ago

got this for $40 via CL:

sold it for $750 and bought this for $700:

so that’s a rikon 10-340 and $10 in my pocket. better than free?

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

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JoeinGa

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#13 posted 299 days ago

Toolie… FOURTY BUCKS???? You musta held a gun on the guy!

Or you bought it from your DAD and he said ”Well son, just gimme SOMETHIN for it, so’s you can tell folks you bought it.” :-):-)

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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bbc557ci

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#14 posted 299 days ago

HOLY COW Toolie!!!

-- Bill, central NY...no where near the "big apple"

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BTimmons

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#15 posted 299 days ago

Toolie, my jaw fell open. No joke. 40 bucks, what a steal!

-- Brian Timmons, Big T Woodworks - https://www.etsy.com/shop/BigTWW - http://vimeo.com/98821147

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