First purchase for the cottage shop.

Discussion in 'The DIY Tool Shed' started by jkingma, Jun 19, 2019.

  1. jkingma

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    So my wife and I are all settled into our new cottage, which will be our permanent home when I retire.

    This past weekend I saw an ad online for a Delta Table Saw for only 90 bucks. From the photo it looked nearly new. I check into it and it was located about a half hour drive away, and we were going that way to do some shopping anyway.

    We get there and the older chap selling it tells me he's had it for a few years but only used it for one small reno project. I plugged it in to make sure it worked and told him I would take it. I go to hand him the 90 bucks and he says he thinks he's asking too much and tries to give me 20 back. I told him he was selling it too cheap and that I felt guilty only giving him 90.

    Anyway, I loaded it on the truck and a short while later it was in my new northern workshop.

    My brother just gave me his old Freud router table & router as well, which he hasn't used in 15 years.

    I'm also going to take my lathe up there, which I seldom use at home. The extra space in my home shop will be nice.

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    Loverly! Wax up that table and spend the money you saved to get a nice CMT blade for it. Oh, and do watch your fingers!

    Enjoy your new digs :) TP
     
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    Nice score! Enjoy it!
     
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    Now I just need a bandsaw, drill press, jointer, spindle sander, dust collector and a bunch of hand tools..........
     
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    LOL, I have all of those...but need a table-saw. I won't get a table-saw until after the new garage/workshop is complete and I have a place to put everything. I didn't want to get a heavy tool and then have to move it 500mi. I'll buy it and have it delivered. I've been saving for 10 yrs, so probably a nice Sawstop saw.
     
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    I have all of those as well, in my shop at home... but I'm trying to set-up a small shop at my cottage as inexpensively as possible.
     
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