I went to Sears the other day and behold laying on the floor of the
clearance area was a Craftsman 6" jointer for $200. I didn't know if SWMBO
woul allow me to buy it so I put it on hold.
Low and Behold SWMBO allowed me to buy it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
When I got it home and unpacked it it was all there except for the stand and
I am making a stand out of scrap 3X3 and the motor cn be acquired for about
$250 for a $379 jointer......
Absolutely do this. My nephew bought one of their upright dust collectors
this way for $50, but it was missing some components. The salesperson told
him outright to contact customer service about the parts. He did and had
the parts within a week.
BTW $59 for the motor sounds VERY OPTIMISTIC. I checked into a 1HP motor
for an older Craftsman table saw and it was in the $130 range. Or are you
looking at a rebuild?
Do motor shops around you rebuild 1HP motors? Back when I was looking into
a 1 3/4 HP motor for my jointer, I called a couple of motor shops and was
told that they didn't rebuild anything smaller than 5 or 10 HP.
They used to, but frankly I haven't had to have one rebuilt for several
years. I think rebuilds are still available. A lot of the older motors can
be given a new lease on life with easily replaced start capacitors and
internal switches for $30 to $40.
On Wed, 15 Dec 2004 23:29:49 -0700, "P.H. Thorsted"
Always worth a try. I know Delta would do it, and I suspect Sears
would as well. Look at it from their perspective- they've engineered
the product to function a certain way, and if you put the wrong part
in and it doesn't work, it could sour you on the whole line.
Tell them the stand was missing, too. And, while you're at it, pull out the
knives and tell them they were missing. That way, you'll have an extra set for
when you send yours out for sharpening.
Might as well commit a major fraud as a minor one.
Definitely gloat inflation. $200 for a $379 jointer that's missing $50
worth of stuff to be workable... Nah, that's just not a MAJOR REALLY BIG
GLOAT. That'd be the kind of thing I would save up to use as a little
driveby maybe, where it would carry a bit more weight. Putting it out in
front IN GIGANTIC ALL CAPITAL LETTERS kinda just sets a man up for jerks
like us to rag on him about the gloatability of his purported gloat.
But I guess I'll be nice and tell him how much he sucks anyway.
But that was charity really. Come back when your neighbor comes knocking on
your door and says "Hey, you're a woodworker, right? My husband ran off
with his secretary, and I'm selling his shop for whatever I can get for it.
Come by my place later with your change jar." Then you get there, and he
has a Unisaw, a 24" planer, a 5 HP shaper, an 8" jointer, a 36" wide belt
sander, a 20" bandsaw, two buckets of routers with a chest full of bits, a
complete collection of Bedrock, Veritas and L-N planes, and a bucket full
of gold nuggets, and she lets you have the whole shooting match for $0.73.
Come back with a gloat like that, and the Wreck will grovel at your feet
for years, and call you Sucky McSuckysuck.
Michael McIntyre ---- Silvan < email@example.com>
Linux fanatic, and certified Geek; registered Linux user #243621
I loved your sense of humor, Michael. I looked at today's messages on
Google and see "gloat" in the subject of the first 10 message threads.
"'tis the season to be gloatful - fa la la la la, la la la FOLLY."
Hey, that happened to me just yesterday. I was at starbucks and had just
ordered a coffee. There was sawdust on my sweater and the lady behind me
started up talking about woodworking and her lousy husband. From the running
mascara I could tell she had been crying recently. Anyway, it turns out that
she had come home from work early yesterday and found her contractor husband
in bed with one of his clients. It was the canopy bed he had made for her as
a wedding present so it really pissed her off. I won't go into the details
of all the tools she offered, but you were right, she was asking just $0.73
for the whole thing. I started smiling and could hardly keep a straight
face. Then I checked in my pockets and found that I only had $0.45 change
after buying coffee. When I arrived at work people could tell I had been
crying. My mascara had run.
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