Your Biggest Tool Purchase Mistakes?
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  Re: RE: Your Biggest Tool Purchase Mistakes? by Murray M ([quote='K. L McReyno...)
(05-11-2020, 05:00 PM)Murray M Wrote: OMG
I so remember that tool.
This forum was nuts for the BT3000

That was the funny looking saw with the sliding table, wasn't it? I bought the Delta saw next to it and used it for 20 years
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  Re: Your Biggest Tool Purchase Mistakes? by Murray M (My list: 1) buying ...)
A little different take on this.  I was at a guys house looking at this table saw when he offered me an old power hammer and a nice band saw for $75 each.  I didn't have room in my Volvo station wagon for all of that and the wife and kid (just one at that time) and I also didn't really have the funds.  I passed but never forgot that mistake.  I could have bought and resold both of those for twice what was paid if I could part with them at all.
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  Re: Your Biggest Tool Purchase Mistakes? by Murray M (My list: 1) buying ...)
My biggest mistake is the Delta Shaper. This machine is used the least in my shop, it just scares me. Maybe I would use it more if I have a power feeder. I just can't see spending more $$ for this tool. The router table, I love it, not as big of a cutter and I feel more in control. Anyone want to buy a shaper?
I don't understand it
I've cut it twice
And it is still too short
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  Re: Your Biggest Tool Purchase Mistakes? by Murray M (My list: 1) buying ...)
1. Craftsman Radial Arm saw. Blade climbed up on the wood while in use, scared the crap out of me.
Partly my fault due to using the blade that came on it when I bought it.
Woodnet taught me the error of my ways in using a positive rake blade for crosscutting.
I was REALLY happy to have someone take it off my hands.

2. Craftsman 12" tilt head band saw (yes tilt head not tilting table) I sold it and replaced it with a shopsmith stand alone bandsaw. The shopsmith owner really wanted it out of his basement as he didn't like the way it performed. He was right about how badly it cut, but once the blade was flipped over so that the teeth were pointing down, it cut just fine.
My .02
Karl




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  Re: RE: Your Biggest Tool Purchase Mistakes? by measure once cut remeasure (1. Craftsman Radia...)
(05-11-2020, 07:57 PM)measure once cut remeasure Wrote: but once the blade was flipped over so that the teeth were pointing down, it cut just fine.

Laugh
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  Re: Your Biggest Tool Purchase Mistakes? by Murray M (My list: 1) buying ...)
Grizzly wet sander. What a POS!
Good thing it was very inexpensive but still a pile!
Gary

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  Re: Your Biggest Tool Purchase Mistakes? by Murray M (My list: 1) buying ...)
A jointer. I just don’t use it.
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  Re: Your Biggest Tool Purchase Mistakes? by Murray M (My list: 1) buying ...)
Delta X-5 Unisaw. I've told this story too many times here. Death by normal use.
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#29
  Re: Your Biggest Tool Purchase Mistakes? by Murray M (My list: 1) buying ...)
Skil 2 base router, posts on the plunge base had a quarter inch side play. Yard saled it after about a year.
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  Re: Your Biggest Tool Purchase Mistakes? by Murray M (My list: 1) buying ...)
Probably a jointer. Never used it much and got rid of it. Took up much needed space!
Dave

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