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    i purchased the following items saturday from one guy who posted on craig's list:

    ryobi drill press 101
    http://www.toolsnow.com/ryobi-drill-press.html

    jet band saw jwbs-18
    http://www.misgroupinc.com/partfiles/man_708750B.pdf

    bosch table saw 4000
    http://www.boschtools.com/Products/T....aspx?pid=4100

    delta hollow chissel mortiser
    http://www.amazon.com/DELTA-14-651-P.../dp/B00006K00N

    makita belt sander
    http://www.amazon.com/Makita-9404-4-.../dp/B000056NOA

    makita 1/4 sheet finishing sander
    http://home-and-garden.become.com/ma...s--sc768010788

    milwaukee sawzall
    http://www.mytoolstore.com/milwauke/6509-22.html

    bessy clamps ws-6 and ws-3
    http://www.amazon.com/Bessey-WS-6-An.../dp/B000022455

    http://www.amazon.com/Bessey-WS-3-An.../dp/B000022454


    i figure the approximate retail value is somewhere between $2400 and $2600. and the out of pocket was:































































































    $140!!!
    nothing like a motivated seller.
    there's a solution to every problem.....you just have to be willing to find it.

  • #2
    Re: first craig's list purchase

    Wow.......you cleaned up.

    If you can sift through the idiots you can get some really good deals.

    The flip side is that some motivated sellers have "hot" merchandise.

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    • #3
      Re: first craig's list purchase

      WOW

      However, as has been said many time over,
      Teach your kids about taxes..........eat 30 percent of their ice cream.

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      • #4
        Re: first craig's list purchase

        Flaming Hot

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        • #5
          Re: first craig's list purchase

          btw, i should have digital picture ability soon. anyone care to offer advice on how to get pics from my hard drive onto the forum. i haven't a clue how to do it. and the seller was motivated by a pending divorce.
          there's a solution to every problem.....you just have to be willing to find it.

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          • #6
            Re: first craig's list purchase

            Originally posted by FINER9998 View Post
            ...and the seller was motivated by a pending divorce.
            And therein lies the rub. Must have been in need of two things - clearing things out (which leads to less packing and lower moving costs ), and some travellin' money!

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            • #7
              Re: first craig's list purchase

              congrats on a good deal...

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              • #8
                Re: first craig's list purchase

                Originally posted by Josh View Post
                Flaming Hot
                Agreed. I went to a pawn shop looking for a tool pouch one time and found a Hilti impact driver for 10 bucks, did not buy it though as it had the name of a construction company in town engraved on it. The hilti guy came to my jobsite and tried to sell us the 14.4 volt drill/driver for like 600 bucks or 700 bucks. This one was an 18 volt. Ridiculously stolen. I've even found tool belts with people's stuff still in them at that pawn shop. Sketchy as hell!

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                • #9
                  Re: first craig's list purchase

                  here are come pics of the tools mentioned in the opening post:

                  band saw:



                  delta mortiser:



                  drill press:



                  makita sanders and milwaukee recip saw:



                  table saw:

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

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                  • #10
                    Re: first craig's list purchase

                    here is another photo of the jet band saw:



                    once the tools have been cleaned up , i'll try to post some pics of the clean up results.
                    Attached Files
                    there's a solution to every problem.....you just have to be willing to find it.

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                    • #11
                      Re: first craig's list purchase

                      Yup, definitely need a bit of clean up - looks like these were left alone for some time, and allowed to rust a bit. Oh well - easy to clean up, relatively, and great deal for you.

                      Im jealous about the Bosch saw - that theres purty!

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                      • #12
                        Re: first craig's list purchase

                        does anyone have any first hand experience using naval jelly to removve rust from cast iron? my band saw table is smooth, it's just still not as shiny as it was when it was new. any thoughts would be appreciated.
                        there's a solution to every problem.....you just have to be willing to find it.

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                        • #13
                          Re: first craig's list purchase

                          OMG.. very low price indeed.

                          Cast-iron skillet now is very cheap. Better buy one than polish the old one..
                          rockwell sonicraft |rockwell sonicrafter|fein fmm blade |power tool|Fein top|tools

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                          • #14
                            Re: first craig's list purchase

                            This unquestionably was a terrific find for you, as these are great looking tools.

                            I've never used "Naval Jellie", so I don't know it's reaction with the corrosion. I've seen some products that just seem to harden the rust and turn it black, which might be fine on an auto underbody application, but certainly NOT what you want with a tool table.

                            At this point you may not be able to tell if theres any pitting, but unless it's severe, I wouldn't worry about it. As I recall, down on the factory floor they just used safey solvent and emery paper to buff out the rust. Personally, I've used WD-40 and emery paper. With a really rusty surface, I've approached it almost like a wood project, starting off with a 3M (or equivalent) sythetic pad and then moving to lighter grit sand paper and finishing with finer papers like those used in automotive finishing.

                            WD-40 and the proper paper fitted to an orbital sander works pretty well. One of the reasons I like the 1/4-sheet sander is that you can put almost any type of abrasive on it, including a 3M-type synthetic pad.

                            If the table ends up being badly pitted, you always have the option of replacing it with a new table from Jet (I imagine that would be expensive) or take a look at some of the table add-ons from Rockler or others. These usually include a proper fence and other options.

                            I hope this helps,

                            CWS

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                            • #15
                              Re: first craig's list purchase

                              Well, I have never used naval jelly but I do have a couple of craigslist finds.

                              I bought a Honda EU1000 generator on Sunday off of CL for $275. I thought about for several hours and just couldn't pass it up. I have a large generator but I have wanted a small Honda one for some time now because of the ease of use and the quiet factor. I have never seen one anywhere close to that cheap before. Furthermore, as it turns out I knew the guy from whom I bought it from so I know it wasn't stolen.

                              Today, I bought a new (well nearly new) 6 x 12 utility trailer for $600, with a 2 x 6 floor and a fold down gate and get this, the 15 inch tires still had the "nipples" on the tread. The guy said he has only hauled a few times about 30 miles and he needed the money to buy some fireman equipment (new job.)

                              That's my two deals of the week. I thought they were pretty good..... if I do say so myself.

                              Kevin

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