Now that I have loaded up on tools, I can safely tell those who are unaware that Lowes, not to be outdone by Home Despot, has a 20% off tools sale Saturday and Sunday. For those who don't want to own fRidged and Ryobi tools, this is a not-to-be missed opportunity.
Met the manager at the door this morning at 6:00am. Picked up a PC 577 Rev3 plate jointer for 155 - $30 rebate = $125. And (don't laugh) a Chinese 28-206 Delta Bandsaw for $309. (If it's TOO bad, and beyond tuning & modification, I'll ship it back) (My only other realistic choice at this time was a Grizzly 555)
Merry Christmas to ME!