Tool Sale’s Coming Up!

in tools •  10 months ago


At work we do a seasonal Tool Sale. All the used and donated tools, some antiques, some brand new in the box get set aside and saved up for the much awaited day when we announce that we have organized them, tested them, and priced them to sell! It’s a big day for us.

We’ve announced the next big day, Saturday, March 24th. The cool thing about getting ready for the spring tool sale is getting together in the mornings trying out and sorting the tools we have. I’ve got a pretty small list of things I need these days. After a few sales I have collected a shopfull of good stuff.

I still needed a Planer, a Jointer, a Biscuit Jointer, and a small router. And you guessed it, I found all but one for this next tool sale…

The Planer, A Dewalt. I was there when the guy dropped it off. He used it once and Home Depot wouldn’t take it back. So it came to us. And checks off one of the last items I need…

The jointer came in during a rush so I didn’t talk to the previous owner but Mike, my coworker, told me it looks like a great one for a small shop like mine. And the blades are sharp. We tried it out on a piece of scrap and all systems are go.

A Biscuit Jointer also found it’s way to my basket. Everyone at work seems to help me out and when they see something on my list, they add it to my cart.

You can see someone added a Kreg jig in there for me too!

Oh and then we saw this and I was told, “Well, you’re gonna want that too…” So I added this vise to the cart. Made in the USA, that one.

Oh, I love my job! ( :

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I am so jealous. I have the other tools , but I would grab up a joinery too.

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We've got more than one ... but I guess getting all the way to Colorado might be a stretch (;

Ooh, I'mma need another saw for tiny house building at some point! Where is this?
I'm AMAZED the Home Depot didn't take it back. HD takes back EVERYTHING. My boss (hi, former HD returns cashier here) made me take back A TOILET WITH ACTUAL SHIT IN IT, and HUNDREDS OF DOLLARS OF PAINT THEY LEFT OUT IN THE CAR OVERNIGHT WHEN IT WAS BELOW ZERO DEGREES FAHRENHEIT. Of course your paint is frozen, dumbass, what did you think would happen?

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HAHA! That's what I thought about the Home Depot thing too... but that's what he said. I think they have an issue with people buying tools using them and returning them instead of doing the rentals thing.

What kind of saw you looking for? ReSource (the yard I work in) is in Boulder. You should totally come by that Saturday and get a saw. You can get a table saw for under $50 or another kind for even less than that. Plus you'd be the first person I met on Steemit that I also met in person if you come ( :

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O: That's awesome!!! I actually don't have the funds atm, but maybe by the time the next sale rolls around I will, because $50 for a table saw?? WOW.
My tiny house building book gave a list of tools so I've been buying them when I can, like a tiny house Tool Hope Chest. The only main one it recommends as really necessary that I don't have yet is a circular saw, but a table saw is recommended if you can afford one. RENTING one would cost more than $50! That's awesome.
I agree, it was probably a rentable tool and they finally said "no." When I worked there thw rentals were super limited, but we had someone do the same thing with a tile cutter and we very proudly told them to shove that return up their asshole. Well, not with those words, but I wanted to. 😂

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Well when we get closer to the date and pricing things I'll try to remember to tell you about the post so you can see if there's anything you might really want. A circular saw... $10-20 isn't unreasonable...

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Yay, thanks!

oh cool, I do not do alot of woodwork but when I am working on a project, I am always saying to myself....if only I had this tool or this would make things easier if I had etc lol.....and people are just not using some of the things they bought....myself included

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Other than the tool sale we also host a community Tool Library where we make a collection of donated tools and rent them out so that people have access to them for really cheap but don't have to own them. You should see if there is something like that near you! ( :