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02-10-2012 08:02 PM

http://losangeles.craigslist.org/wst/tls/2844460207.html

Mostly hand tools but there are some power as well.


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#1 posted 02-10-2012 08:40 PM

Oh how I wished I still lived in SoCal. I’d love for something like that to take place in Atlanta.

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#2 posted 02-10-2012 09:24 PM

Just my luck, I will be leaving that area on the 17th…

-- Randy "You are judged as much by the questions you ask as the answers you give..."

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#3 posted 02-16-2012 03:29 AM

Friendly bump.

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#4 posted 02-18-2012 02:47 AM

Bump!

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#5 posted 02-18-2012 11:08 PM

I was there this morning. It was a lot of fun seeing all those old (and some new) tools! I didn’t leave empty handed, came home with a combination square and some bargain bin marking tools. I also got a Miller Falls #14 Jack plane for $110, is that a good deal?

There was one tool I saw that looked like a cross between a meat tenderizer and a hatchet, but it had some sort of lever right down the middle, even the seller didn’t know what it was. :)

Did anyone else go?

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#6 posted 02-18-2012 11:58 PM

I was there. Nice score on the combo square. I was looking for 4” double sided starret but it seemed like every person I asked said oh I had one but sold it a few minutes ago.

But like you I didn’t walk away empty. I got a couple of trammels. One of them a stanley which I really like. Even has a little slot to put a pencil in if you don’t want to use the pin. There one was made by a company called Ferano construction. All aluminum and includes a bar that connects the end pieces. The bar is in segments so you can have various lengths.
Also got a nice looking stanley 79 side rabbit plane. I already had a veritas but this thing just too cool to pass up. Especially for the price. Also got a decent little stanley block plane. Same vendor had a 606 bedrock that I was tempted to buy (asking $65) but decided to pass.
But not everything was hand tools. I ended getting a Paslode framing nailer (ones that use gas) dirt cheap. I already had a framing nailer but have always been curious about these type and again I couldn’t pass up a deal.
My last purchase was probably my favorite. A Festool LS 130 linear sander. I saw it earlier but initially passed and when I came back again at the end of the day and saw that it was still there I couldn’t resist. Luckily I also sold a few things as well so I didn’t end up completely broke.

Btw these tool swapmeets circulate all around southern california stores. Although I usually only go to this location. The next one is in Santa Ana in Austin Hardwoods I believe.

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#7 posted 02-19-2012 12:03 AM

Good score on the Festool LS130 Jussi! That’s one of the unsung heros in Festools line up, it’s a great sander.

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#8 posted 02-19-2012 12:21 AM

Yah I can’t wait to put it to use. He had a few extra attachments as well. Ones not included when purchasing the tool alone. I’ve seen a few videos which make it look appealing but was initially dismissed it because I was afraid it was another gimmick tool like Porter cable’s profile sander. But the many positive reviews I have read kind of swayed me to give it a try. I hate sanding, especially hand sanding so anything that can quicken the process I will give a try. Hopefully the reviews aren’t wrong. :)

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#9 posted 02-19-2012 01:56 AM

Uh Oh…doesn’t look like I got too good a deal on my Miller Falls #14 based on this chart:

http://oldtoolheaven.com/price/price.htm

That’s the problem with impulse buys…haha…at least it’s in very good condition and it now will get used from time to time.

Jussi, I got the 12” combo so it wasn’t me that got your short square. :)

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