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Old 03-28-2004, 07:58 AM
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Total of about $2k worth of tools for free. All either Snap-On, Proto, Craftsmen, or Williams.

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Old 03-31-2004, 01:18 PM
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Xenon timing light 3.25 ebay
2 ton floor Jack 7.00 Wal Mart
Engine analyzer 10.00 Yard Sale
3/8 Skill drill never used 1.00 yard sale
I always look in the bargin bins and end caps and find goodies there too...

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Got a 1ton elect. hoist last week for $100.00
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dipstick 160

I get a dipstick 160 for free as a gift for helping people. Then a won a Lincoln hi-freq with a tig torch for $125 in an ebay auction. I need a manual for the dipstic 160 bad so if anyone has one I would love to have a copy.

I also won a Hypertherm HT40 plasma cutter for $100 with 2 50' SS wrapped leads.
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Old 08-31-2009, 07:01 PM
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As long as this is still going

Let me start off by saying I am a cheep skate so I am always looking for deals. I've gotten some good deals on Craigs List and a few on Flea Bay. Where do I start?
I got a 300 amp Lincoln Ideal Arc Tig on Ebay for $600 with torch. Works great. I got a 220 cu bottle for it months earlier at a garage sale for $40. Got a 141 amp Dan-Mig complete with bottle, reg., and 40lb? spool of wire for $300 on Craigs list. 49+ morris taper drill bits from 1/4 to 1 3/8 for my lathe for $15 at a auction. At that same auction I got a 220 cu oxy and a 120 cu acet bottle for $40. Got a old Sioux valve grinder and Blue Point valve seat grinder on Craigs List for $175. I will end with a 50 ton hydraulic press for $25. It needed to be cleaned up and re painted. There are more but my typing finger is getting tired. If this thread continues I will add more.

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I guess it's ok because this is a pretty good subject and you guys are adding to it but just for the record did you notice this thread is nearly 6 years old!
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Old 09-01-2009, 12:21 PM
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Yes,
I noticed, so I think I will wait to see how much interest there is to keep it going .

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Sometimes digging up these old threads can be interesting but I just thought I would point out how old it is in case someone didn't notice.
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I had noticed that as well (which is why I didn't add to it), but if people want to keep it going . . .

Scored a Victor 110 O/A torch body off Ebay for $40.

Best so far was a Craftsman staple gun that I found in the junkyard one day. It was jammed, so I fixed it and stuck it in the toolbox (found a large framing square too).

Course I did get my grandfather's machinist tool chest (and tools) a couple months ago - so that could qualify for best as well.
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Old 09-09-2009, 06:57 PM
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Just got back from vacation so I'll add a few more. Got a Comet 3KV vertical milling machine for $600 off Craigs List. It needed the shaft that tilts the head left to right and needed to be put back together. I made the shaft on my lathe from a piece of scrap torsion bar. It was a former CNC machine so it came with ball screws. Another C/L find was a 80 gal. 2 stage air compressor for $135, works great. How about a box filled with 30 + adjustable reamers from 3/16 to 1 1/4, all american made for $30, also from C/L. I will end this post with a 7X12 Rockwell variable speed horizontal band saw for $100. It was missing the blade guides but I made the ball bearing roller guides from some surplus stuff I had around the shop.

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I scored a portable Magnaflux setup. Complete with extra powders. Looked it had never been used. The guy didn't even know what it was. $25.00 !! K-Zoo NSRA swap meet. Three years ago
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Ok I'll Add To It

I got a tool box setup from Harbor Freight to replace my too small, too old , too shabby, mismatched toolbox I've worked in my shop for many years. I kept my eye on the big Harbor Freight boxes for several years and got my wife interested. She gave me the scrabble letters, TOOLBOXES to me for Christmas wrapped in a gift box. When I made the purchase, I talked to the store manager and he gave me a 15% discount if I bought the whole setup. I got a 903290-ovga bottom, a 92099-2vga top and two 90321-ovga sides for $975 tax included. I am quite impressed with the quality, I got almost all my automotive tools in it.(they used to be spread out all over the shop) This was the best Christmas gift I have ever recieved in my whole life. And my Wife came out getting lots of change, she thought we were looking at thousands more. Check those part #'s on the net to get a visual. I'll vouch for the quality, it's called "BIG RED" in my shop.olnolan
Just like this but with the side drawer section on both sides.http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...emnumber=90321

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5/8" threadded shaft table mount motor. 3/4 hp... use it with buffer wheels to polish aluminum.. $10 at a lawn sale
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Latest for me is a Snap-on cordless driver like the one pictured. Local craigslist purchase, 50 bucks. Not a scratch. Nice piece.
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Old 09-10-2009, 11:18 AM
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This is more like it

Some really good scores. That Magnaflux takes the prize.

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