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Tools your always on the look for #7672579
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What's some tools you guys always have an eye out for ? Personally any decent hand tools catch my eye , files, hammers , crowbars,pliers ect.
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Re: Tools your always on the look for [Re: Wolfdog91] #7672581
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I built a collection of tools at garage sales

Bought several broken craftsman ratchets, screwdrivers, etc for change and traded them in for new ones

Right now I am looking for a handful of sockets to complete what I have

Re: Tools your always on the look for [Re: Wolfdog91] #7672595
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Anything made in USA, I usually check out

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Re: Tools your always on the look for [Re: Wolfdog91] #7672614
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Anvils.
Very hard to find , even harder to find at a decent price in good shape. If you have a good one ( like I do ) buying another one is easy to flip for a few bucks. Very large ones (500lbs+) are like hens teeth.


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Re: Tools your always on the look for [Re: BTLowry] #7672623
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Originally Posted by BTLowry
I built a collection of tools at garage sales

Bought several broken craftsman ratchets, screwdrivers, etc for change and traded them in for new ones

Right now I am looking for a handful of sockets to complete what I have


Keep your broken craftsman ratchets they will be better than the new ones. You won't habmv the agervation of one out off the new set breaking the first time you change a starter or the guts falling out of the replacement before you put it on its first bolt. I pit the scocket on it and ratcheted by hand to check the direction and bam the guts fell out.

What I look for.
Nice American made vices or any other quality tool.

Last edited by Providence Farm; 09/16/22 09:20 AM.
Re: Tools your always on the look for [Re: Wolfdog91] #7672629
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Most anything,,but I mostly like old Buck Saws,,Crosscut Saws,,Axes,,Hatchets and such like that. smile

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Re: Tools your always on the look for [Re: Wolfdog91] #7672633
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I don't like tools because if I have them I feel like I have to use them.

Re: Tools your always on the look for [Re: Wolfdog91] #7672635
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well I have never seen a decent price on a tool at a paw shop

tools I am on the look out for at yard sales

axes and handles , shovels , rakes , hoes anything that seems to have good steel and wood

hammers picked up a couple claw hammers a buck a piece at a garage sale this spring

sockets and wrenches of decent make

5 bucks a set for some craftsman sae and metric this spring

decent pliers

I picked up a older but looked to be very little use craftsman circular saw this spring also for 5 bucks made sure it worked first even

wheel barrows , I can buy them broke , fix them up or use them for parts , great for moving fire wood and garden stuff I line them up next to the splitter and fill them then I don't ahev to bend over to grab the wood to stack.

I have kids I can give these items to when I find them at really good prices

I picked up a corded eclectic craftsman drill last year at a thrift shop forward revers multi speed keyless chuck , 5 bucks , looked like new.

brass punches , people will clean out grandpas tool box see a dirty old punch sort of hammered over on one end and toss it on a table of 25 or 50 cent stuff

you can clean up the punch and keep using it new brass punches of any size are 15 dollars


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Re: Tools your always on the look for [Re: Wolfdog91] #7672638
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Stanley's bolt cutter for cutting bolts with threads. Finally found one.


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Re: Tools your always on the look for [Re: Wolfdog91] #7672644
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I have never paid sticker price at a pawn shop for anything. Cash is king and they usually like to deal. Especially if they have had it very long.

Re: Tools your always on the look for [Re: Wolfdog91] #7672659
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Whatís some tool I have an eye out for? 10mm socket and half inch wrench. I cannot keep these things around. Itís like my tool box is magnetized but those two things are opposite magnets.

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Re: Tools your always on the look for [Re: tomahawker] #7672663
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Originally Posted by tomahawker
Whatís some tool I have an eye out for? 10mm socket and half inch wrench. I cannot keep these things around. Itís like my tool box is magnetized but those two things are opposite magnets.

I finally bit the bullet a few years ago. I went to Sears and bought about (10) ten millimeter sockets , some shallow , some deep , some 3/8 , some 1/2 drive. No longer hunting for that socket. Cost a bit to buy them that way , but life is easier now.


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Re: Tools your always on the look for [Re: Wolfdog91] #7672698
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I have a lot of tools and invested a lot in tool organization, a place for everything and everything in its place. When my son was born, he got tools for every Birthday and Christmas- the year he moved out I bought him a matching toolbox to mine, both boxes are labeled and laid out identical- nice when weíre wrenching on stuff at each otherís houses. I did the same for my son-in-law, I keep a rummage list of what they need and enjoy filling in their tool collections- I guess weíre all OCD.
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Re: Tools your always on the look for [Re: Eagleye] #7672700
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Originally Posted by Eagleye
I have a lot of tools and invested a lot in tool organization, a place for everything and everything in its place. When my son was born, he got tools for every Birthday and Christmas- the year he moved out I bought him a matching toolbox to mine, both boxes are labeled and laid out identical- nice when weíre wrenching on stuff at each otherís houses. I did the same for my son-in-law, I keep a rummage list of what they need and enjoy filling in their tool collections- I guess weíre all OCD.
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It's not OCD, it's put the friggin thing back where you found it.

Nice setup.

Re: Tools your always on the look for [Re: k snow] #7672719
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It's not OCD, it's put the friggin thing back where you found it.

Nice setup.[/quote]

I do the opposite....I just go back to where I used it last smile

Re: Tools your always on the look for [Re: Wolfdog91] #7672749
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I always look for snap on, proto, Mac tools at estate sales. I donít need em but if I can haggle and get em real cheap Iíll buy em. Usually from the children or wife of a mechanic that doesnít know the difference between a snap on ratchet and a craftsman ratchet.


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Re: Tools your always on the look for [Re: Wolfdog91] #7672750
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I'm always on the lookout for quality tools...cheap. lol

I look at brand first, then price.

Re: Tools your always on the look for [Re: Wolfdog91] #7672753
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Axe heads, tool heads, files, I've been wanting to find a good wood plane but haven't found any worthy of restoration.

Re: Tools your always on the look for [Re: Wolfdog91] #7672762
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Doesn't happen often, but I do enjoy stumbling onto a pile of stuff some old machinist had.
People don't often know what the tool or tooling even is for, so sometimes they let it go cheap.

I have a pile of good taps, dies end mills and similar stuff I have gotten. A few nice measuring tools too that I've picked up that way.

I don't know that I'm "always on the lookout" for that stuff, but I do some sniffin' around.

Re: Tools your always on the look for [Re: Wolfdog91] #7672764
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