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Forum topic by Tedstor posted 12-21-2012 06:35 PM 889 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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12-21-2012 06:35 PM

Just for the sake of conversation, I thought I might share a few recent purchases. I’m not much of a collector. I tend to only buy tools I plan to use. And I favor the old stuff due to its quality, and if patient, its low cost too.
With that said:

Stanley Eureka Bevel Gauge. I actually already have a 6” rosewood gauge that I like better, but I sometimes find myself needing a longer blade. This model is 12”, and even though its in rough shape, its functionally perfect. AT $10, it was an easy purchase. (6” combo square pictured for size reference).

Craftsman Woodworking Vise. I’m guessing from the 70s or 80s. VERY nice quality, no frills vise. Everything is tight and perfectly cast/machined. I love the very coarse threaded screw. I’ve been waiting for a vise like this to pop-up on ebay. I have an assembly table that could use a vise, but I didn’t wanna spend too much (and didn’t want junk either). Finally landed this for $30.

B&D Workmate horizontal vise and hold downs. I’m a big fan of the workmate. I have an old school cast aluminum model that I use all the time. I found these accessories on ebay for cheap, so I snagged them.

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#1 posted 12-22-2012 12:23 AM

Money well-spent, Tedstor! It’s a great feeling whenever you put a carefully acquired old tool to work. That bevel gauge is a real rarity too! Impressive!

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