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Forum topic by Jeffery Mullen posted 07-25-2011 09:50 AM 1301 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Jeffery Mullen

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07-25-2011 09:50 AM

Topic tags/keywords: jig carving tool lathe chisel sander turning

I was at the right place at the right time at this garage sale tool sale and I mean nothing but tools in that garage.
The gentleman that passed away had every kind of tools you could think of years of them built up in his big garage. The man that was selling these tools was very nice and just wanted to get rid of them as fast as he could. He had grouped a box of 10 tools in a big box for 10.00 and what I was wanting was the mini lathes in the box everything else was a bonus to me. I figured I got about 200.00 worth of tools if I had to go buy them in the store.

I got a

mini lathes with all the parts in it in a box.
electric nail gun
drill bit sharpener
manual nail staple gun
a jig saw
a knife sharpener
a nice electric hand sander all this for 10.00

I got a

propane torch with 9 heads that go with it and a spark tool to light it in a nice metal box for 10.00

I got a few small tools for a few more dollars but wow what a deal on all of these tools.

I am so excited to get started on new wood projects with the help of the tools I got at the sale.

Just thought I would share the great blessing I got from the Lord. Thanks much Jeff M.

-- Jeffery Mullen

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#1 posted 07-25-2011 11:12 AM

Great find.
Opportunities like that don’t come around too often.
It’s too bad that someone had to die, but I guess that’s life.
Same thing happened to me a couple of months ago when I got my Unisaw.
The family just wanted everything gone and didn’t really know the value of everything.

-- I'm a Fungi --

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#2 posted 07-25-2011 01:49 PM

Sounds like you hit a bananza. Looks like you could have worked out something for the whole kit and kabootle.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#3 posted 07-25-2011 02:07 PM

I wound-up in a spot like that about a year ago. Bought $250-300 worth of really nice, high-end handsaws along with some other stuff for $50. The guy was selling a ton of other great hand tools too, but I didn’t bring enough cash with me to fully capitalize on the situation.

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#4 posted 07-25-2011 02:16 PM

does that propane torch come in a blue metal box? by any chance cause if it does it could be a alcohol torch i have exactly like it.

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Jeffery Mullen

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#5 posted 07-26-2011 08:00 AM

Yes it comes in a blue metal box and has two soder heads to it and 5-6 torch heads and a striker to start the flame. Not sure how to use the tips yet I havn’t got a chance to monkey with it yet. What have you done with your propane torch kit ??? Later Ritty.

-- Jeffery Mullen

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#6 posted 07-27-2011 02:26 AM

nothing really but mine did come with instructions i believe, i could email them to ya. but i think its for small wiren jobs for toys or circut boards, my great grandfather used it for his train set for repairs

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