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    Talking I must be lucky!

    I was up early, about 4.30 am. After an hour of sipping coffee and checking the wood forums, I decided to check the classifieds section of one local wood forum. Just listed the night before was a 2004 vintage Jessem router table with PC 7518 router , price firm. No picture, but sounded nice! I E-mailed right away, got an answer back 2 hours later to come and look after 2 pm that day. He lived an hour and 15 minutes from my house, so I arrived at his place right at 2 pm. Love my GPS! Fellow had a second offer that morning to take it right now! but this gentleman said I had 1st choice and he would have to wait till I checked it out. Glad he did that! This table had been used maybe 4 times, not a scratch on it! Got for 40% of what a brand new one cost's today. I have used it once, and it's a dream to use.
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    Good for you Bryan. From having seen your work posted here I know for sure that Gentleman has found the right home for the table I am sure it will be put to good use in your shop. What a good buy.
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    Lucky, or just living right, nice get Bryan
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    Thats a great setup Bryan Only question is, since you have shown us your shop, where is it going to fit (I bet you found a place ) Congrats on the new addition

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    Nice score Bryan! I'm a fan of the Jessem products, that is a nice table.
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    That looks top notch!!! Good score! Now, let's see what the two of you can create!
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    Congrats Bryan. That'd be a nice addition to pretty much any shop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Niemi View Post
    Thats a great setup Bryan Only question is, since you have shown us your shop, where is it going to fit (I bet you found a place ) Congrats on the new addition
    for 20 years, my router table was the side extension in my Unisaw. Never did like it there, and with the demise of the old router I was looking for a new setup. With the new R-table, I removed the top and wood frame, shorten the rails on the Excalibur fence rails on the TS. Sure makes it easier to move around. With the TS smaller, Have enough room for the R-table.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bryan Cowing View Post
    I was up early, about 4.30 am. After an hour of sipping coffee and checking the wood forums, I decided to check the classifieds section of one local wood forum. Just listed the night before was a 2004 vintage Jessem router table with PC 7518 router , price firm. No picture, but sounded nice! I E-mailed right away, got an answer back 2 hours later to come and look after 2 pm that day. He lived an hour and 15 minutes from my house, so I arrived at his place right at 2 pm. Love my GPS! Fellow had a second offer that morning to take it right now! but this gentleman said I had 1st choice and he would have to wait till I checked it out. Glad he did that! This table had been used maybe 4 times, not a scratch on it! Got for 40% of what a brand new one cost's today. I have used it once, and it's a dream to use.
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