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  • #4743

    Joe Bottigliere
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    I am looking to buy a used table top belt sander or band saw for my 12 yr old nephew. If someone is upgrading and they are looking to sell off either of these items, I am interested in a small table top, 4×24 belt/disc sander or a 12″ starter band saw. If you have either for sale, please let me know. Thanks!
    Joe

  • #4748

    Charlie James
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    No scroll saw? I don’t have an extra one but they are great for kids as you know. Did you try craig’s list yet or is this your first place to look?

  • #4751

    Joe Bottigliere
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    First place to look, Charlie. With 165 members, I thought I thought this would be the place to go. Guess everyone is set with their shops. I’m sure right after Christmas there will be several available. There’s always your favorite … Harbor Freight.

  • #4752

    Charlie James
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    Ha, bite your tongue! The home of throwaway tools…. I’ll ask around as well.

  • #4753

    Daryl Rosenblatt
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    If you find him a sander or bandsaw (why not both!!!) then don’t forget the shop vac for the dust. I do think a scrollsaw is a great first power tool also. And don’t knock Harbor Freight for him. He will have to take it apart within a week to see what went wrong, think of the machining, wiring and other skills he will have to learn? Plus all the new curses he can practice when it breaks.

  • #4754

    Joe Bottigliere
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    Thanks guys. I appreciate the help, and so will Chris. My HF belt sander is still running well after twelve years of use. I would not expect to run it everyday, but so far it has held up pretty well. But this debate will rage on for ever. Let’s just say HF tools have their place – like candy bars in an otherwise healthy diet. But the need still exists so if anyone has a one of these for sale I would appreciate a heads up.

    And why not both, Daryl? Because Uncle Joe is cheap and on a limited gifting budget. A scroll saw is a good idea but not one of his. Maybe next year.

  • #4757

    Daryl Rosenblatt
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    I got this HF multi tool. At the time it was around $15, maybe a bit less. It literally did not survive the first cut into a floor board. The first cut, and the entire arbor disengaged from the motor. I probably figured it wasn’t worth the drive to Hempstead from Port Washington and back, plus the hassle of trying to return it. It does make for a story however.

    https://www.harborfreight.com/catalogsearch/result/index/?dir=asc&order=EAScore%2Cf%2CEAFeatured+Weight%2Cf%2CSale+Rank%2Cf&q=multi+tool

  • #4758

    Joe Bottigliere
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    That’s funny because a couple years back a friend of mine bought that same tool and beat the heck out of it. To the best of my knowledge, he still is. I guess it really is hit or miss with that stuff. I would never recommend it for something you expect to put through the paces, but for one offs you might just get lucky and have a favorite buy.

  • #4801

    Robert Coles
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    A Japanese pull saw.

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