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  • Every once in a while I'll go to an estate sale....

    .....and run across something like this. There was a bunch of Starrett and Mitutoyo all priced at twice retail, Craftsman tools at 3 times retail, and I stumbled into this. No rhyme or reason to the pricing. I did not get anything else in the mad dash for the garage, anything underprice got snapped up in 30 seconds, but this made my day.


  • #2
    Estate sales ran by companies apply Ebay pricing. I won't go to one.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by RB211 View Post
      Estate sales ran by companies apply Ebay pricing. I won't go to one.

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      Have to admit I've never been to an estate sale, I'll have to learn how.

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      • #4
        Nice haul!

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        • #5
          I agree, nice tool post

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          • #6
            Our Professional estate sale person in the little town I live in, on the Oregon coast, just happens to own and run a second hand store. You can bet that the best of the stuff in the estate sale ends up in his over priced store..
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            • #7
              Would you like to double your money on that knurling tool? Just let me know!

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              • #8
                Originally posted by john hobdeclipe View Post
                Would you like to double your money on that knurling tool? Just let me know!
                That knurling tool is a keeper. I have been tooling up my lathe slowly. A few things I have found at estate sales, but most of the stuff I am just breaking down and buying it new. It is turning into an endless money pit. My lathe came with a KDK post, and couple holders. But this one is nicer, and it has a complete set of holders, so I'll save the other one as a backup.
                Last edited by junkaddict; 07-27-2019, 10:43 PM.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by junkaddict View Post
                  That knurling tool is a keeper. I have been tooling up my lathe slowly. A few things I have found at estate sales, but most of the stuff I am just breaking down and buying it new. It is turning into an endless money pit. My lathe came with a KDK post, and couple holders. But this one is nicer, and it has a complete set of holders, so I'll save the other one as a backup.
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                  • #10
                    Nice score. I have a KDK setup on my SB Heavy 10. I love it. Got hooked using them on a Hardinge HLV at work and now I am spoiled.

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                    • #11
                      I go to estate sales almost every week. Not all the ES companies know what stuff is called or worth. Sometimes they overlook things. The dusty old rotary table (Craftsman) was $20, and cleaned up like new in one afternoon. 4-jaw chuck, ditto, $10. 2 5-gallon jugs of cutting fluid $2 each. Often the deals are in the tooling they can't identify.

                      One had a nice mill-drill marked down to $300. I got it for $200 just because they were afraid they might have to move it themselves if it didn't sell

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