DELTA 36-865 Versa Feeder (power feeder) QuestionRockler is putting the Delta 36-865 power feeder on sale this Saturday for $100 - normally about $300. This is the little itty-bitty feeder - only 1/8th hp with a somewhat limited reach - but it weighs 27

Rockler is putting the Delta 36-865 power feeder on sale this Saturday for $100 - normally about $300. This is the little itty-bitty feeder - only 1/8th hp with a somewhat limited reach - but it weighs 27 lbs. Rockler bought the whole inventory so I'm guessing DELTA is discontinuing this model - probably cause it wouldn't sell at the $300 list price.
I'm considering getting one - for my router table.
Anyone used one? Think it's suitable for a router table - using a panel raising bit?
charlie b
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Hey Charlie, How do mere mortals like myself get a price like this. My visit to the Rockler site gives no indication that the stock feeder is going on sale and I did not see it in any email promotion. You got an "insider" there at Rockler? Marc
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"marc rosen" wrote

http://www.rockler.com/Retail/flyer/Jan09/all.pdf
Sale starts Saturday 1/3 at our local store in Houston.
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Do we need one? ;~)
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"Leon" wrote

I don't know ... can it be adapted/used to keep from getting out butts kicked in Canasta?
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I called the nearest Rockler Store - about 70 miles away - and was told they had TEN units in stock for tomorrow's sale. I noted that the ad said TWELVE units per store. Apperantly two have been set aside for someone, or someones.
I explained that I lived 70 miles away and definitely wanted to by a unit and would give them my debit card number to insure that they'd have their money before I got there to pick up the unit.
"I'm sorry - but store policy won't allow that. We open at 7:00 am and it'll be First Come First Served."
I restated that I live 70 miles away and I WAS NOT going to make a 140 mile round trip - and have to leave here around 5:30 am - on the CHANCE that I might actually be able to buy - a $100 item. I also noted that when I make a trip like this I typcially drop $300 to $400 on stuff - sales they weren't going to be making to me.
Had they opened at 9 or 10 am instead of 7 am - I might have given it a try.
I've unsubscribed from Rockler's e-mail flyers and have e-mailed them about my choice to not continue doing business with them- and why.
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If they sold one to every person who called they would be sold without anyone coming to the store.Charlieb you action (or lack of) seems very childish and lazy. Are you always looking for a reason to get mad at someone?
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snipped-for-privacy@gmail.com wrote:

I would still have to go to their store to pick up my purchase - and would probably have dropped another two or three hundred on stuff I "need", think I might "need" or if there was something I saw that interested me and had a use I didn't even know I needed.
I try to purchase my woodworking stuff locally, though 70 miles away is pushing the definition of local, rather than ordering on line or with a phone call. I find that I get better service and support if something goes wrong (you have tried resolving a purchase problem on the phone - with a service representative - located in Sri Lanka - who may, or may speak your language in a manner that you can under- stand, or can decipher - AFTER - "waiting for the next available representative" for 15 or 20 minutes haven't you? Or are you one of the Blessed who get through on three rings and have a problem resolved in under three minutes.
If I can't get something locally, then my first choice is Lee Valley. THEY make it as easy as possible for their customers - great customer service people who are always friendly, helpful and accurate - and speak english - quite well. If there's a problem they fix it - with as little effort as possible for the customer.

For not getting up at 5:30 am to drive 70 miles to a store that may, or may not, have what I want to purchase, and then drive 70 miles back home?
Perhaps a child would see the situation as a potential adventure. As an adult, I see it as a crap shoot gamble and a waste of my time. As a customer with money to spend - especially in the current financial climate - I see it as poor business practice. And after a good nights sleep and some breakfast munchies, I'm spend the time I would have spent driving - playing in the shop, turning some mahogany door pulls for the linen cabinet I'm helping a friend make - before she gets here to finish her project she's been working on for 3 months of half of each Saturday (that's about 40 actual hours - things take longer when someone's never done it before).

Sun's shining, the shop is ready to go. I'm a happy camper.
I hope your day is going just as well.
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wrote:

If they sold one to every person who called they would be sold without anyone coming to the store.Charlieb you action (or lack of) seems very childish and lazy. Are you always looking for a reason to get mad at someone?
====== We're not old women, that's for sure. $200 off a $300 tool is bloodsport bait. If I had heard sooner, I might have set up the popcorn and firstaid concession. Anyway, I missed out and so did you. Old women know what to do. They camp overnight in the Kmart parking lot, and wear combat boots and elbow pads for the occasion. I came out ahead by sleeping in till noon. It's been years since I've managed to do that. (Odds were 50/50 that the wife wouldn't have been able to help herself if she had heard about the sale. I would have woken to breakfast in bed *and* a loss leader power feeder. All it would cost me is a few kind words over coffee and pastries after.)
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Sorry about the L O N G subject - short subject box, cut and paste from a message I created that I thought was To News but was actually To Mail.
I got an e-mail "flyer" with the Saturday Only sale info. Are you on their e-mailing list?
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Now that we've got all the flyer stuff solved
HAS ANYONE USED THIS SMALL POWER FEEDER AND IF SO - FOR WHAT APPLICATION - AND - SUITABLE FOR ROUTER TABLE APPLICATIONS?
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charlieb wrote:

I have used this feeder on an edge bander and it worked fine. I think it would be OK for most router table or band saw resawing applications. I would want a heavier feeder for a shaper or a table saw.
Jim
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