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Blog entry by zlatanv posted 03-14-2010 04:35 AM 1285 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Not a big fan of garage sales, but my wife is, so in an effort to not discourage her from going she will call me if she sees any tools (I think she is doing reverse psychology, it works), most of the stuff she finds is junky, but today she asked if I needed a hand sander, I always ask for her to send me a pic.

This is what she sent

It was pretty ruff looking when I went to look at it, no batteries or charger. Caked with stuff, looked like drywall dust and over spray, the shroud looked pretty corroded and pitted. He said it worked but didn’t know. But for $4 I would take a chance. After a little clean up and lube. Painted the shroud with hammered paint and a new blade, tried it on a piece of oak and it cut it like butter. New (to me) 18V Dewalt circular saw (hand sander, as my wife calls it) added to my collection.

Some times you get lucky! And for $4 bucks!!!

-- Z, Rockwall, TX

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#1 posted 03-14-2010 04:56 AM

Nice score on the sander!

Its funny with wives right? My wife used my wooden mallet to drive in nails and my dust collector to vacuum fries out of the car and plugged it….It kind of evens out when I don’t get that she’s got a different haircut

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#2 posted 03-14-2010 05:10 AM

Thats a good one Chelios, I used her mixer attachments to mix some grout with my drill, she wasn’t happy.

-- Z, Rockwall, TX

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#3 posted 03-14-2010 05:32 AM

Wow, nice score!

--, Making design and application one. †

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#4 posted 03-14-2010 08:10 AM

nice sander for four $
where do you buy the paper ?

I know a wife who says make this ,make that
and expect it to bee fixed before the words are spoken
but can´t see the point of why I have to buy tools
I have tools enoff she said even thow she is glad
that I can fix thing´s
lucky you that have a wife finding tools for you


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David Murray

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#5 posted 03-14-2010 12:39 PM

Nice little saw. Would even be worth investing in a new battery.

-- Dave from "The Sawdust Shed"

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#6 posted 03-26-2010 04:51 AM

She’s a keeper and the saw is nice too! I would advise you to stay out of the kitchen unless you’re washing the dishes. Luckey Dawg! Can you think Brownie Points ;-))

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