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Re: Tools your always on the look for [Re: CoonsBane] #7672767
09/16/22 01:48 PM
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Originally Posted by CoonsBane

Smart marketing. I bet it sells. More companies should do this too.


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Re: Tools your always on the look for [Re: Wolfdog91] #7672773
09/16/22 02:02 PM
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Napa was marketing a 10 mm set before harbor freight. I prefer Napa.


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Re: Tools your always on the look for [Re: Wolfdog91] #7672774
09/16/22 02:03 PM
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9/16” end wrench. Seem to disappear like socks in a dryer. And for what it’s worth, they don’t float. Still looking for a magnet that will pick a stainless bolt out of the bilge.

Re: Tools your always on the look for [Re: Wolfdog91] #7672801
09/16/22 03:05 PM
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Interior Alaska
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Good American made files. Seems like most nowadays are from Brazil or China, and they don't seem to cut as well.

Re: Tools your always on the look for [Re: 30/06] #7672805
09/16/22 03:09 PM
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Originally Posted by 30/06
Good American made files. Seems like most nowadays are from Brazil or China, and they don't seem to cut as well.

Nope,been straight to find a good small file set for gun work but they all seem to be crap


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Re: Tools your always on the look for [Re: Wolfdog91] #7672810
09/16/22 03:17 PM
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I'm always looking for misc tools even if they are broken but they have to be cheap. Garages sales or auction sales I do good. The only thing better is a scrap pile!
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Re: Tools your always on the look for [Re: 20scout] #7672852
09/16/22 04:20 PM
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Originally Posted by 20scout
I'm always looking for misc tools even if they are broken but they have to be cheap. Garages sales or auction sales I do good. The only thing better is a scrap pile!
[Linked Image]

That is pretty cool.


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Re: Tools your always on the look for [Re: Wolfdog91] #7672880
09/16/22 04:56 PM
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Old handsaws, any wooden molding planes, unique marking gauges and panel markers and old, pre-frog adjustment Stanley planes.

Re: Tools your always on the look for [Re: Wolfdog91] #7672910
09/16/22 06:00 PM
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One thing I've always look for is - ' roadkill tools '

I've found lots of tools in the road. Over the years enough to fill a small portable toolbox. Sometimes with roadrash from being run over. Run of the mill , sometimes cheap stuff , maybe good stuff too. Took a lot of stuff back to Sears for brandy new ones grin

Sharp turns at intersections are a hot spot.

I tell friends this all the time , don't put tools in your bumper because you will forget and I will find that stuff in the road. I average 2-3 tools a year that I find. Last tool I found was a 10mm deep socket. laugh


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Re: Tools your always on the look for [Re: Wolfdog91] #7672960
09/16/22 07:22 PM
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old school estwing 20 oz leather handle hammers. Have like 10+ some NOS but want a few more. Several styles of old school framing hammers, and like many others OLD files. Made in USA

Re: Tools your always on the look for [Re: Cragar] #7672962
09/16/22 07:24 PM
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Originally Posted by Cragar
One thing I've always look for is - ' roadkill tools '

I've found lots of tools in the road. Over the years enough to fill a small portable toolbox. Sometimes with roadrash from being run over. Run of the mill , sometimes cheap stuff , maybe good stuff too. Took a lot of stuff back to Sears for brandy new ones grin

Sharp turns at intersections are a hot spot.

I tell friends this all the time , don't put tools in your bumper because you will forget and I will find that stuff in the road. I average 2-3 tools a year that I find. Last tool I found was a 10mm deep socket. laugh


I found a 20v Dewalt xrp drill in the road about 10 years ago. Works fine. Just a bit of rash.

Re: Tools your always on the look for [Re: Wolfdog91] #7672979
09/16/22 07:44 PM
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Anvils, Older Erie, PA cast bench vises, coal burning tables. Other than that homeade tools, you would be surprised at what inventions people will make.

Re: Tools your always on the look for [Re: Wolfdog91] #7672983
09/16/22 07:50 PM
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Channellock pliers. Not the knock offs, original channellocks, made in Meadville, Pa. If I rounded up every one I own, in garage, vehicles, quads, camp etc….I bet I own 40-50 pair. Everything from 15 inch down to the small ones.

Re: Tools your always on the look for [Re: Wolfdog91] #7672989
09/16/22 08:09 PM
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Metric adjustable wrench.


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Re: Tools your always on the look for [Re: Wolfdog91] #7672994
09/16/22 08:15 PM
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cheap garden hoes to cut off and make into trapper hooks, super small files to clean up trap dogs...hard to find in stores.

Re: Tools your always on the look for [Re: Cragar] #7673027
09/16/22 09:02 PM
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Originally Posted by Cragar
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.

I've been looking for a Anvil for years at a reasonable price, farm/Ranch auction's are crazy prices.
So I did one out of railroad track. Works good for what I do.

But look for vise grips for welding, any U.S.A. made tools. [Linked Image]


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Re: Tools your always on the look for [Re: Scout1] #7673036
09/16/22 09:15 PM
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Originally Posted by Scout1
Metric adjustable wrench.

Believe it or not , such a thing exhists.

They have made adjustable wrenches with a slide in the handle with detents at common sizes like 1/2" - 9/16" instead of a thumbscrew. Metric ones are out there too.


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Re: Tools your always on the look for [Re: Wolfdog91] #7673043
09/16/22 09:26 PM
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Bear - that is a work of art!

I have bought many good USA made tools over the years. Began at about age 12. When looking at tools now, I am surprised by the poor quality of most tools and the high price of decent tools.

About 10 years ago, I bought a very nice 250 pound anvil that rang beautifully because nobody else could remove it.
The price was right at $5.


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Re: Tools your always on the look for [Re: beartooth trapr] #7673044
09/16/22 09:26 PM
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Originally Posted by beartooth trapr
Originally Posted by Cragar
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.

I've been looking for a Anvil for years at a reasonable price, farm/Ranch auction's are crazy prices.
So I did one out of railroad track. Works good for what I do.

But look for vise grips for welding, any U.S.A. made tools. [Linked Image]

Nice homemade anvil. Better than most I've seen.

Tip to find a good anvil , cheap - visit your local scrap dealer , tell them you are willing to buy anvils at far above scrap value say , $.75 - $1.00 a pound. I have gotten several this way and flipped them for $2.00 a pound.

Harbor Freight sells 'anvils' fairly cheap but they are junk. They don't hold up. Most people call them 'ASO's ' - short for 'anvil shaped objects '


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Re: Tools your always on the look for [Re: Wolfdog91] #7673137
09/17/22 01:08 AM
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I like and collect large cleavers, hatchets and axes.

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