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    grinder and sharpening jig question

    I found a guy that has a 8" Craftsman grinder with 2 sets of white wheels and a Wolverine grinding jig for $100.00 . Is this a good deal? It would be about an 1 1/2 hour drive one way for me to go get it.

    Tom

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    That sounds like a pretty decent deal to me, even considering gas money. The jig itself is worth more than the asking price, and depending on the grinder, it could be, too. Come to think of it, two sets of white wheels would probably more than $100, too. I'd go for it. At the very worst, you should be able to sell it all for more than it costs you.
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    Agree with Vaughn, really good deal. Even if the white wheels are not the right grits for you, buying new one(s) won't ruin the bargain.

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    Sounds good to me too!
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    I got a 8" grinder and the Wolverine grinding jig and just got new wheels after all said and done I have almost $400. invested so if you don't buy it I will.

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    I have an 8" Craftsman grinder that has been solid for several years. It was about $100 new on sale. This sounds like a good deal to me. Any other interesting stops along the way to make it even more fun ?
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    Sounds really good to me. The $100 like Don is what the Craftsman 8" grinder cost me on sale. Even with the gas it is worth it.
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    Thanks guys for confirming this for me. I have sent him another e-mail telling him I want it. Just waiting on a reply.

    Man....I got to quit spending money and start turning something. LOL

    Tom
    Last edited by Tom Baugues; 09-04-2009 at 05:04 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Baugues View Post
    Thanks guys for confirming this for me. I have sent him another e-mail telling him I want tit. Just waiting on a reply.

    Man....I got to quit spending money and start turning something. LOL

    Tom
    The bad news is that the spending never stops.

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    That is a very good deal - go for it
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