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Re: The Joy of Second Hand Tools
Reply #3 - Jul 15th, 2014 at 11:10pm
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Check and... check.  The pin vise id great for those really tiny holes in sheet aluminum prop hangers as well as electronics and other tiny stuff.  Drill set goes down to #81.  The hand drill is something olde I picked up 25 years ago, probably at a garage sale or thrift shop.  3 turns = 10 winds so it is not that fast, but it does the job.
Now if I could just get more building done... being unemployed is taking a bite out of my fun.
  

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Re: The Joy of Second Hand Tools
Reply #2 - Jul 15th, 2014 at 7:32pm
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RH: that was a great find, I myself have been on the lookout for a drill press lately and a couple of those old pin vise drills or hand drill that staubkorb has told me about to use as a winder.

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Re: The Joy of Second Hand Tools
Reply #1 - Jul 6th, 2014 at 12:42am
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Wonderful find...I keep looking!!!  Smiley

I won't tell anybody,...but you stole that drill press!!!! Grin Wink Smiley

Tom
  

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The Joy of Second Hand Tools
Jul 5th, 2014 at 1:24pm
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A lot of the tools I have I got second hand at thrift stores, yard sales, or even found discarded by the road.  My latest is a Craftsman drill press, that replaces the last no-name one that burned out on me.  The Craftsman is a _much_ better tool.  It was crusty-rusty when I bought it for $8.00 but my friend and I were able to clean it up.  It does not shine, but that's ok... it was $8.00!  The cord is in great shape, the bearings are good, but the belt should be replaced someday.  For me it is just what I need to drill out those nose blocks with the requisite down and right thrust and all those other 90 degree holes we love so much.

New tools are nice, but experienced tools can save you a bundle.  Just be sure to give them a thorough looking over, and ask to plug in any power tools.  And most of all, HAGGLE! 

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