I mentioned in my previous post how I had a $400 budget to buy some tools for my shop. I bought a $150 jointer and all I needed was a planer! I searched endlessly on Craigslist and even looked at several planers that didn’t make the cut. I was so grateful when I had first dibs on a beautifully taken care of DeWalt Planer for $400 (I went over budget, lol). It came with the stand, extension tables and even a Wixey digital depth gauge.
I was so relieved to actually have this tool in my possesion that I called my husband on the road and started crying, haha. I think I worried him with the crying and he said I shouldn’t call him like that and scare him at work. 😂
Guess what else the guy was selling? A Jet jointer in great condition that I was drooling over! I was already thinking about selling the Rockwell jointer I just fixed up so I thought if I could hurry and sell it then I could buy his jointer.
I listed the Rockwell and sold it the SAME day! Guys were clamoring to buy it and it took me by a huge surprise – one guy was about to drive 2 hours to pick it up but I already had someone on their way. I kept thinking “am I missing something?” My only regret was that I should have listed it for more than $400!
I sent my husband that night to buy the Jet for $500… just $100 more than the Rockwell-I couldn’t believe it!
It sounds and runs amazingly smooth compared to the Rockwell! I am completely happy!
These are my 3 big shop tools now. I feel content. I currently have a bandsaw, drill press and lathe on my list but I’ll need to make and sell a few furniture pieces to get the money. I also need to clean and organize my side of the garage and get the dust collector hooked up better to the tools. First things first though – we need more outlets in the garage with higher amperage because the 2 that we have keep tripping! Grrr!