|Forum topic by SurfHunter||posted 231 days ago||543 views||0 times favorited||8 replies|
231 days ago
I’m always looking for tools and deals on Craigslist, When I came across an ad for some 2” ringshank nails that I needed for my hitachi nailer, the person was selling an unopened case of them for $15, and HD sells them for $77
So I went to the gentlemans house to purchase them, Well he directed me to his garage and told me that he buys closeouts and storage units and such.
I immeadiately noticed a pile of Jorgensen bar clamps in various sizes 15 of them, still with tags on them, I asked what he needed to get from them and he said give him $50 and I can have them… Well that was a no brainer for me.
Then I saw a large box filled with Craftsman sockets and wrenches around 400 of them in new condition and he wanted $50 for them too…..... I bought them as well, even though my tool chests are full as I just couldn’t pass up on the deal..:)
Well, Then I saw a Drill Dr XP2 new in the box with 2 xtra diamond cutters in seperate clam shell packaging… Umm he wanted $30.00 for everything.
As I was going through some other stuff I noticed the Stanley handles and the search was on. I found 3 Stanley 750’s and he told me I can have them free of charge since I was purching a lot of items from him… He also mentioned that he had 5 more buried in another box, that he’ll locate within the next few days for me, and I could have them as well…N/C :) ;) OH Boy….
I just bought a set of Stanley Baileys last week. I was going to buy the Sweethearts but something told me to wait..
As I was getting ready to leave his house 2 hrs later with piles of new stuff, He had called me back and asked if I could use a sander….
I said well let me see what you have, and it turns out to be a Craftsman 3/4hp 6×9 belt/ disc sander Brand new unused and he just gave it to me as well.
He informed me that he picks up old hand planes all the time, and he just sell them to his scrap guy for weight…
I gave him my telephone number and told him to call me next time he gets some.. That would be “Awesome”
Anyways… long story short… What would be the best way to clean up these babies? I wanted to ask first, before I ran them on my wire wheel on my polisher.
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