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Today only - October 3rd, 2012

Hitachi Drill/Driver Combo set for $159.99( 

Next best price is Lowes at $199.99 ( 

Good price and Hitachi makes good stuff too -


10 piece forstner bit set...

40% off @ $26.45...

Its November and you know what that means! Black Friday deals! I am currently trying to build my array of tools for all kinds of different projects including arcade cabinet building. I would appreciate any finds that you come across. I am probably going to hit up Sears today as they are having a huge craft tool members discount.

Picking up this as my first router:

Will probably get a sander as well.

All I have at the moment is Ryobi 18v kit which has a

Reciprocal Saw, Hand Saw, Multi Tool, Drill.
10" Milwakee Miter saw that I am borrowing from my pops.
Rigid Super Clamp x 2 (picked em up at HD for $34 marked down from 159)

Picking up that Router and a sander.

Looking to get the following soon:

Wet/Dry Vac (Saw Shopvac 14 gallon for $39 at lowes for Black Friday)
Air Compressor
Brad Nailer
Finish Nailer
Jig Saw


--- Quote from: fluentd on November 06, 2012, 05:50:47 pm ---Picking up this as my first router:

--- End quote ---

Let me help you on this one.... DON'T get a Craftsman router...  :lol

I bought this set this spring and now wish I had done some more research.

Truthfully though my only gripe is when it comes to getting accessories for it. (Router table plate, sub base plate, etc..) The power and performance are good. If you don't mind doing a little DIY like I had to in order to have those things, then by all means push for and conquer. The big one is how the bases aren't adjustable. I had to bore them out with a Forstner bit and get flat bottomed screws in order to get adjustment for a guide bushing.

If I had it to do over again though I would have gone with the DeWalt DW618PK set. In fact, I will have to do it all over again because this winter I am building myself a CNC machine and relegating the Craftsman router to it  :)

Too late now.. already bought the router. I ended up getting it for $62 bucks and had $10 in giftcards along with it going on our sears card and adding a few extra bucks ontop of that. Too good of a deal to pass up. I am going to building a custom router table for this so it was perfect.


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