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Forum topic by bigblockyeti posted 12-27-2015 01:44 PM 579 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-27-2015 01:44 PM

The title really says it all, how did you score? Any surprises you didn’t expect? I received a new set of forstner bits in a case (thank goodness) so I can keep them organized and not banging into everything else in the bit drawer of my tool box.

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#1 posted 12-27-2015 02:31 PM

pretty slow tool wise – we exchanged a few personal items but my tool stash is accumulated over the entire year, especially at the Hartville tool sale in the fall.
They have a huge sale with demo’s and mfg. reps all over the place. Most everything is 10% to 20% or more off and virtually everything in the store is 20% off. That’s when I buy my Whiteside bits that I need and especially the Tightebond 111 glue. At $30 a gallon I can use all the help I can get.
I did score a new, never used Grizzly 5hp 240v dust collector on CL for $275 along with the blast gate and 4” hose kit. The guy even had a new 20amp 2 pole breaker for it.
One thing I like about this particular model is that it has the cloth bag top and bottom. I guess the new ones from grizzly have a disposable bag on the bottom. That’s probably a good thing but it presents a continual purchase of bags. I wired it in and managed to get it right in place of my 15 year old collector that I sold on cl for $100.

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#2 posted 12-27-2015 02:43 PM

LN chisel set completed (1/8, 1/4, 1/2, 3/4, 1, 1/4 skews and 1/2 fishtail), knew concepts coping saw and some $ left to spend on small items. Happy happy happy

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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#3 posted 12-27-2015 02:43 PM

I got a new 2800B Drill press from powermatic, and caught a great deal on some clamps a fellow LJ’r passed along!

Best was my sons home. One from Va Tech, and the other from Ft. Stewart GA on leave. That was the sweetest!

-- Sooner or later Liberals run out of other people's money.

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#4 posted 12-27-2015 02:48 PM

Dick, I haven’t been to Hartville Tool before, but it’s about an hour away and looks like it would be worth a drive down. The local WoodCraft closed about a year before I moved to my current house and for for the sake of fiscal responsibility, it was probably for the best!

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#5 posted 12-27-2015 10:39 PM

I bought, I mean Santa brought me a few more Jorgensen parrallel clamps. He got them at another sale that Menards had. WhoopWhoop!

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#6 posted 12-27-2015 11:49 PM

Powermatic’s new tenon jig, Forrest dado set and MGW Pro Sight tool. Okay, only the first two are woodworking tools and the third is for my gunsmithing hobby, but they’re all tools.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#7 posted 12-29-2015 12:03 AM

Hartville hardware has a spring sale and a fall sale – believe me, if you need stuff, hardware, tools or whatever it’s worth the trip down to it.
I’d give them a call and get on their mailing list, they mail out a notice almost a month prior to the sale to remind customers.
Btw – occasionally there’s a guy in Columbia Station that has some neat wood advertised on CL. I got some really nice curly maple last year from him.

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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