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Old 06-02-2022, 07:58 PM
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Hi, I’m Brian. I have a problem with tool garage sales recently. I think I have spent just over $500 in three sales last week alone. I go in looking for more shop C-Clamps. I finally found 4 today. I only seen one or two from the top, but asked why they wanted for the whole container of clamps, x 3. Plus some other tool boxes, filled with misc tools and stuff from an 94 Yo estate. I even found some Snap-on/ Bluepoint misc tools!

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Old 06-02-2022, 07:59 PM
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Old 06-02-2022, 08:01 PM
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Old 06-02-2022, 08:03 PM
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I guess since I went in looking for clamps, I spent 280 today. Got 91 clamps. So I average just over $3 a clamp, and they threw the rest in for free today.

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Old 06-02-2022, 08:46 PM
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A timely thread for me. I spent most of yesterday going through the contents of a small shed of mine. There we’re buckets and boxes of tools I have not seen in nearly a decade. I have similar quantities of tools in three other buildings, all saved from scrap.

I should be so lucky as to have someone like yourself buy the whole lot. This would save me from having to spend more time sorting them again.

If you get to feeling overwhelmed with sorting let me know, I can post some pictures that will help you feel better.

Here is a picture of a pile that is going back to the scrap yard.
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Old 06-03-2022, 02:44 AM
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When I first looked at this post, the Beverly Hillbillies theme started playing in my head! I'm gonna call you Jed, Jed CLAMPett. I can verify that many of those clamps are easily $20. You probably have at least a $1000 worth of clamps on the table.
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Old 06-03-2022, 05:53 AM
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A timely thread for me. I spent most of yesterday going through the contents of a small shed of mine. There we’re buckets and boxes of tools I have not seen in nearly a decade. I have similar quantities of tools in three other buildings, all saved from scrap.

I should be so lucky as to have someone like yourself buy the whole lot. This would save me from having to spend more time sorting them again.

If you get to feeling overwhelmed with sorting let me know, I can post some pictures that will help you feel better.

Here is a picture of a pile that is going back to the scrap yard.

Did you check those chisels and punches closely? I found three in my pile that were actually snap on. I do not normally buy snap on, but I did buy a set of punches a couple weeks ago. I am starting to buy a few better quality ones at work for a few select items. I know I still overpaid, but the guy seems decent.

How well does that Starrette magnet indicator holder work? I have a cheap version, and there was a world of difference between mine. I would be interested in that if you would ship.


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Old 06-03-2022, 09:30 AM
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Did you check those chisels and punches closely? I found three in my pile that were actually snap on. I do not normally buy snap on, but I did buy a set of punches a couple weeks ago. I am starting to buy a few better quality ones at work for a few select items. I know I still overpaid, but the guy seems decent.

How well does that Starrette magnet indicator holder work? I have a cheap version, and there was a world of difference between mine. I would be interested in that if you would ship.


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An interesting thread for me and a good example of the perspective I often talk about.

I was not suggesting that you overpaid, there are too many unknown circumstances to judge that. Resources differ from area to area. I'm certain people in remote/farming communities don't throw away good tools and building materials. Here in the suburbs, it would be no surprise to find a load of tools like you have tomorrow morning when I visit the scrap yard, I have done so many times before.

I avoid showing you fellows too many pictures of these collections, I don't want to give some of you a second reason to think I Suck. Seeing the huge quantity of wasted resource and embodied energy every week has greatly affected my values and perspective. It's a lonely life but I have my tools for company.
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Did you check those chisels and punches closely?

How well does that Starrette magnet indicator holder work? I would be interested in that if you would ship.


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Yes I check my tools for quality/value before I scrap them. I actually want to create a list if chisel/punch manufacturers. There have been many obscure companies that have made these simple tools. It would be interesting to see how long that list can get.

The magnetic base has a broken cable and the magnet is, what I would estimate, lacking in power. I would be happy to send it to you if you wish.
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Yes I check my tools for quality/value before I scrap them. I actually want to create a list if chisel/punch manufacturers. There have been many obscure companies that have made these simple tools. It would be interesting to see how long that list can get.

The magnetic base has a broken cable and the magnet is, what I would estimate, lacking in power. I would be happy to send it to you if you wish.

I would definitely pay for shipping. I’m guessing it could be fixed. Nice little project, not that I need another one.

As far as my earlier comment about over paying, that was my personal feeling about the new set I bought off the truck. As much as I am really going to use it, I’m probably more apt to lose them vs need them replaced. But I bent more than one cheap punch, and I am starting to really appreciate some higher quality tools. My butt just puckers at the prices of a lot of them though.


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