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bonesbr549

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02-28-2015 07:34 PM

Powermatic running 15% sale. I’m trying real hard to stay away from local woodcraft.

Must have strength, must stay away!!!!!! (in my captain Kirk voice)

I’d love to have a new drill press or lathe.

-- Sooner or later Liberals run out of other people's money.


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DIYaholic

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#1 posted 02-28-2015 08:37 PM

Staying away from the store is the easy part.
NOT ordering toys, err tools/machines online….
from the comfort of your shop or easy chair…. Is the hard part.

Enjoy your web surfing….

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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bonesbr549

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#2 posted 02-28-2015 09:12 PM

....ARRRGGGGG no Amazon!

-- Sooner or later Liberals run out of other people's money.

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DIYaholic

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#3 posted 02-28-2015 09:14 PM

With Amazon PRIME….
You get FREE shipping!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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Bobbal

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#4 posted 02-28-2015 09:37 PM

Jet is having a sale too. I have been eyeing the 1642 1 1/2hp 110V model. It was either going to be the Rikon or the Jet. I don’t want to have to bother with electricians and all that as the Rikon is a 220V lathe. Now it’s a question of when, not if. It will be before the sale ends 3/9 though. (happy dance!) Should be a HUGE upgrade from my Turncaft 4 speed starter lathe which has served me well and still works fine.

-- Why measure twice when you can cut twice?

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#5 posted 02-28-2015 09:44 PM

After looking at the poor quality, flimsy sheet metal and all the plastic bits on new stuff, it’s pretty easy to stay away from the stores. I prefer to buy used.. twice the machine for less than half the cost :)

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - To be old and wise, you must first be young and stupid

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#6 posted 02-28-2015 09:46 PM

With Amazon you pay sales tax. I have bought from Performance Line and they offer free shipping on 85% of what they sell on line. Only one store in Michigan. I ordered a Rikon mortise on Wednesday and brought it home from work Friday. Service so far has been excellent.

-- Why measure twice when you can cut twice?

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bonesbr549

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#7 posted 02-28-2015 10:46 PM

I too like the old stuff when possible. When I do buy new, I prefer to buy from brick-n-mortar if I can. I like going into the store and looking at it touching it, before purchase. I feel that if I were to do that and then buy online, it’s kind of dirty.

There are not too many places left where I can go in and look. Sad, but thats where it’s heading.

On the bright side, now that the Gov’t will control the internet, it won’t be long till thats screwed up :)

-- Sooner or later Liberals run out of other people's money.

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#8 posted 03-01-2015 01:38 AM

Stay away from the store. There are all sorts of wonderful, old drill presses out there that are far superior to the new ones and they come cheap. Usually new bearings and a little lubricant is all they need.

-- See my work at http://remmertstudios.com and http://altaredesign.com

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#9 posted 03-01-2015 02:08 PM



I too like the old stuff when possible. When I do buy new, I prefer to buy from brick-n-mortar if I can. I like going into the store and looking at it touching it, before purchase. I feel that if I were to do that and then buy online, it s kind of dirty.

There are not too many places left where I can go in and look. Sad, but thats where it s heading.

On the bright side, now that the Gov t will control the internet, it won t be long till thats screwed up :)

- bonesbr549


When didn’t the US own/control the internet?

-- I always suspected many gun nuts were afraid of something, just never thought popcorn was on the list.

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bonesbr549

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#10 posted 03-01-2015 02:18 PM

I too like the old stuff when possible. When I do buy new, I prefer to buy from brick-n-mortar if I can. I like going into the store and looking at it touching it, before purchase. I feel that if I were to do that and then buy online, it s kind of dirty.

There are not too many places left where I can go in and look. Sad, but thats where it s heading.

On the bright side, now that the Gov t will control the internet, it won t be long till thats screwed up :)

- bonesbr549

When didn t the US own/control the internet?

- RobS888

My friend, as someone who worked in the telco industry for years, and understand how regulated utilities work, you have no idea, and you ain’t seen nothing yet!!!

But, I’ll stay away from the politics, so that I don’t bear the rath of Kanh! (admins)

All TIC

-- Sooner or later Liberals run out of other people's money.

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RobS888

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#11 posted 03-01-2015 04:37 PM


My friend, as someone who worked in the telco industry for years, and understand how regulated utilities work, you have no idea, and you ain t seen nothing yet!!!

But, I ll stay away from the politics, so that I don t bear the rath of Kanh! (admins)

All TIC

- bonesbr549


But you did bring it up, so it is like you want to throw a stone, then walk away.

-- I always suspected many gun nuts were afraid of something, just never thought popcorn was on the list.

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bonesbr549

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#12 posted 03-09-2015 04:41 PM


My friend, as someone who worked in the telco industry for years, and understand how regulated utilities work, you have no idea, and you ain t seen nothing yet!!!

But, I ll stay away from the politics, so that I don t bear the rath of Kanh! (admins)

All TIC

- bonesbr549

But you did bring it up, so it is like you want to throw a stone, then walk away.

- RobS888

No OFF intended. I should have not have just used the abbrv “TIC” toung-n-cheek” cheers.

-- Sooner or later Liberals run out of other people's money.

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#13 posted 03-09-2015 07:12 PM

Give in to the dark side….. you can’t take it with you when you die anyway.

That was my strategy when i went to the woodworking show and got the 15% off deal on a Powermatic 15HH planer and a Jet Drum Sander…it only hurts for a minute… then you cannot wipe the smile off your face!

-- 'Political correctness is fascism pretending to be manners' ~George Carlin

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