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Got out to do what I love doing in the summer which is Garage Sales! I picked up all the stuff in the picture (less the saw blades on the wall in the background) for about 30.00.

The sand paper ranges from 220 to 280 grit and there are 30 sheets in each bag so I got 120 sheets for 10.00. The two planes I got for a total of 5.00. The 4 router bits, all brand new, were a total of 8.00. Everything else was .25 to 1.00. I also got 3 vacuum bags for the shop vac for a total of .50.
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I agree - sometimes Garage sales are great for finding some treasures. Looks like you hit it big with your purchases. Got all that for the price of one router bit. I bought a 5 gallon bucket (weighted about 70 pounds) with a couple of rain-bird sprinkler head that I wanted - $5.00 for the whole bucket - got home and took out the sprinkler heads - removed the old sack from under the heads and found the rest of the bucket full of new bolts, nuts, and washers in all different sizes. Man what a steal. Got to love those garage (garbage) sales.

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found the rest of the bucket full of new bolts, nuts, and washers in all different sizes
I could have had a 2 gallon pail full of those today for 1.00. While I was very tempted, I dreaded the thought of sorting it all out.
The one Excalibur tongue and groove bit from Sears was still in the package and had a price tag on it of 49.99. Funny thing was it was two women selling all the tools. One told me between the two of them they had 3 divorces. Guess the hubbys are missing some tools? They had a LOT of tools and didn't really know the value of anything. I think a lot of people got some really good deals today. We got to that sale a bit late - almost noon, so I can imagine all the "good stuff" I probably missed.
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All the sales I see are full of baby clothes, toys, and size 20 xxx mumus. The last good thing I found was 2500 #6x3/4" flathead brass screws for 25 cents. Not Chinese either.

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I agree Mike, a lot of times there are useless junk only. Altho, I did get 5 chisels for $2 once, and a heavy 20amp extension, about 20' for $5. And a bunch of other items that are too numerous to remember all of them.

I love auctions, and yard/garage sales. Offer anything, one never knows how "worthless" an item is to the seller.

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Well I didn't post it because it doesn't apply to routing/woodwork but I also got a 300.00set of sheers (curtains)today for 4.00. But yes there was about 20 places we went to where I wouldn't buy anything they had. Lots of "junk".
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Hi Deb

Some great deals, like you I love garage sales,,,I'm always amazed what people have in garage sales

Some can be full of junk but many times you can get some real deals...I will not go on about all the great ones I have found but it's been many over the years..

The best ones have been the pig and a poke boxes....50 cents boxes the norm...full of stuff....I will say I got a Stanley #55 plane in the bottom of the 50 cent box one time, that I sold for 450.oo it was in mint in the fac.box and had never been used...but I will say I have taken some home and put the 50 cent box in the trash can...with alll the junk in it..LOL ..

As a side note ...did you get a new router ?,,,,I was just watching Bob and Rick use the panel bit set up and thought of you,,,That guy (Bob R. ) is so good it's blows me away....I forget sometimes how good he is..and what he has come up with for jigs...that panel set is great the way he has it setup to run....

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I could have had a 2 gallon pail full of those today for 1.00. While I was very tempted, I dreaded the thought of sorting it all out.
The one Excalibur tongue and groove bit from Sears was still in the package and had a price tag on it of 49.99. Funny thing was it was two women selling all the tools. One told me between the two of them they had 3 divorces. Guess the hubbys are missing some tools? They had a LOT of tools and didn't really know the value of anything. I think a lot of people got some really good deals today. We got to that sale a bit late - almost noon, so I can imagine all the "good stuff" I probably missed.



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Hi BJ! No router yet. I can't bring myself to pay 300.00 for it and the other retailer didn't have the M12 in stock, although they did have the M12V2 for 199.00. I am holding out for the M12 for 179.00. I am supposed to call him back this week and see if he got any in. So I'm still hoping
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Thought I would share my weekend garage sale find. I got an Enco 1" x 42" with 8" disc sander for $30 and a Rotozip Rebel REV01 for $20.

The sander's miter gauge was broke, so I rigged something up for that. The Rotozip is missing the 1/4" collet, but I'm sure that wouldn't be hard to find at Lowes or Home Depot.

Here is a link to the sander's specs: Enco LINK

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Good finds there Paulo! I like that angle attachment on the rotozip! That will come in very handy! Excellent deal on the sander!
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