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post #1 of 5 Old 03-27-2010, 10:38 AM Thread Starter
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Lucky break at Sears

I was in the tool department at Sears looking for router templates and came across a 30 piece router bit set whose package was all beat up and the storage case plastic door cracked. The bits were all out of there holder [as though someone threw the package against a wall] It was listed at $110 plus tax. I took the package to the cashier and asked if this item was a 'clearence' item and he said no. Luckily, the manager was standing there and asked me if I would pay $50 for it. I tried to get him to go lower but wound up settling at $50.

So, I got a 30 piece bit set in a nice storage box for less than half of the list price.

I guess I was just in the right place at the right time.
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When you get home and open it up do a thorough check of all the bits, anything with a nick in it is pretty much useless and may be dangerous due to imbalance
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I bought that exact same bit set a few years ago, it performs very well. I think I gave 86$ for my set. Id buy a second set for 50$.
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Congrats! When shopping for tools timing is everything. Sears, HD, Lowes etc all have great deals...if there at the right time
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