Results 1 to 8 of 8

Thread: Darn, must resist!! Well maybe not?

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    The Heart of Dixie
    Posts
    4,265

    Darn, must resist!! Well maybe not?

    Here I am trying to finish up my last two machines and something else gets dumped in my lap. DeWalt GA radial arm saw. This is the one of the big boys. 14" blade and price is very good. I don't need it but it sounds like a great deal. I hate it when this happens!!

    Of course there is the likelihood I could buy it, doll it up and then resell it. Make a few bucks. It would be easier if I was working tomorrow but I am not. The force is strong and I feel it calling me......

    Anyone looking for a RAS?
    God grant me the senility to forget the people I never liked anyway,
    the good fortune to run into the ones I do,
    and the eyesight to tell the difference.


    Kudzu Craft Lightweight Skin on frame Kayaks.
    Custom built boats and Kits

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Oak Harbor Washington on Whidbey Island
    Posts
    3,083
    Resistance is futile you will be assimilated.
    "Forget the flat stuff slap something on the spinny thing and lets go, we're burning daylight" Bart Leetch
    "If it ain't round you may be a knuckle dragger""Turners drag their nuckles too, they just do it at a higher RPM"Bart

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Floydada, Tx
    Posts
    1,941
    That would be a nice addtion to any shop, but my limited power would not be able to handle it. Can't wait to see the progress pics.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Tokiwadai, Japan
    Posts
    2,882
    Jeff,

    You walking away from an old piece of iron like that....it just ain't right.


  5. #5
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    The Heart of Dixie
    Posts
    4,265
    Quote Originally Posted by Greg Cook View Post
    You walking away from an old piece of iron like that....it just ain't right.


    I know, I have a reputation to keep up.

    Seriously don't need this one and if I knew I could resell it I wouldn't hesitate. But this is a seriously big saw. A lot of people would be intimidated by it. Heck my 12" was intimidating at first. Plus it would take up a lot of space.

    On the plus side price is good. Arn Fest is coming up in October and I can get it hauled up. That might be the ticket for selling it.

    Then of course that is money that I need to spend on the bandsaw.

    God grant me the senility to forget the people I never liked anyway,
    the good fortune to run into the ones I do,
    and the eyesight to tell the difference.


    Kudzu Craft Lightweight Skin on frame Kayaks.
    Custom built boats and Kits

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Southern Georgia
    Posts
    1,396
    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Horton View Post
    I know, I have a reputation to keep up.

    Seriously don't need this one and if I knew I could resell it I wouldn't hesitate. But this is a seriously big saw. A lot of people would be intimidated by it. Heck my 12" was intimidating at first. Plus it would take up a lot of space.

    On the plus side price is good. Arn Fest is coming up in October and I can get it hauled up. That might be the ticket for selling it.

    Then of course that is money that I need to spend on the bandsaw.

    Yup Jeff,

    A GA is big alright...so big in fact that it just about filled the bed of my truck:

    Attachment 11108

    I say go for it! There are always people looking for the biggun's...especially if it's the long arm model like mine is!

    - Marty -
    Fivebraids, Inc.
    When you earnestly believe you can compensate for a lack of skill by doubling your efforts, there’s no end to what you can’t do…

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    The Heart of Dixie
    Posts
    4,265
    I decided to pass on this one Marty. My GP is only slightly smaller and there isn't enough difference/advantage to that one to justify another restoration. If is a long arm, well that would be another story.

    If that add is still there I will call the fellow toward the end of the week and see if he still has it. If he is willing drop the price, then I would buy it. If I could get it at bottom feeder price I know I could put some work in it and make some money on it. Otherwise it just doesn't make sense. And I refuse to fill my shop with machines that I am not going to use or can make money on. I am just not much of a tool collector.
    God grant me the senility to forget the people I never liked anyway,
    the good fortune to run into the ones I do,
    and the eyesight to tell the difference.


    Kudzu Craft Lightweight Skin on frame Kayaks.
    Custom built boats and Kits

  8. #8
    It's not a dewalt but you gotta love em

    Reg

Similar Threads

  1. Okay Fess up! How Many Could Not Resist Building One Of These?
    By Paul Douglass in forum Flatwork Project Showcase
    Replies: 51
    Last Post: 12-22-2013, 12:06 AM
  2. Just to darn busy................
    By Dave Hawksford in forum Off Topic Discussion
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 09-25-2013, 09:29 AM
  3. Could not resist...bought American ....again.
    By Rob Keeble in forum New Tools
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 03-04-2011, 02:24 AM
  4. With a price like that, we could not resist!
    By Stuart Ablett in forum Off Topic Discussion
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 04-01-2010, 04:35 PM
  5. Another darn gap question…
    By Bruce Page in forum General Woodworking Q&A
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 12-05-2006, 04:49 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •