Oh Yeah !!! FREE Starrett No. 490

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Blog entry by longgone posted 03-15-2010 10:55 PM 2164 reads 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Starrett No. 490
Yesterday I got this great tool for free. My neighbor has this Starrett No. 490. I was looking at it and asked if he was interested in selling it. He is not a woodworker and said he rarely ever uses it. I have another Starrett square but it doesn’t have the angle adjustment on it. He gave it to me.

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#1 posted 03-16-2010 12:19 AM

ok, you are first in line to get the “you suck” award today. nice friend, nice score.

-- Better woodworking through old hand tools.

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#2 posted 03-16-2010 12:56 AM

envy envy I need to move
but where do I get some neigbor that trow tools after me
you suck lucky man


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#3 posted 03-16-2010 02:21 AM

Ditto on all the above comments !!!

-- Eric, central Florida / Utor praemia operibus duris

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#4 posted 03-16-2010 02:32 AM

Can I have your neighbor?

-- A woman's work is never done-but power tools help!

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#5 posted 03-16-2010 02:33 AM

SWEET! I love my Starretts they are the best!

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#6 posted 03-16-2010 03:12 AM

Just shows to go ya. Nice thngs happen to nice people. And yes Todd YOU SUCK. Rand

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David Craig

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#7 posted 03-16-2010 05:25 AM

And here I thought I was going to have to buy a dust collector. Now all I have to do is hold this post up in the shop and all the sawdust magically disappears :)

Did I officially win the “You Suck” contest?

The Starrett found a good home and is in the hands of someone that appreciates it. All good things.


-- There is little that is simple when it comes to making a simple box.

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#8 posted 03-16-2010 04:57 PM

It seems woodworkers are discovering and appreciating Starrett tools. Now you need the center finder and you will have the set. You have a very nice neighbor.

-- A thing of beauty is a joy forever...

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#9 posted 03-16-2010 10:29 PM

with that kind of luck he proppely just have to walk to the other side of his ressidens
and there he will collect the missing part
and dansing the hole next week in the shop laughing the evil way
when he scream I BEAT YOU ALL

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#10 posted 03-16-2010 10:34 PM

Lucky you! what is that over there? No I don’t know where your square went to

-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

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