July 16th 2005

Another good week, that makes 4 weeks in a row. This week a friend of mine Shelly went along. This was the first time she went along and she seemed to have a good time, she spent the entire $40 dollars she brought along and had to borrow 3 from me by the time we were done. Well I only purchased three things this week. The first was a halogen work light for $3. The second was this toolbox

I managed to pick it up for $10 and it is in excellent condition. The third and last thing I picked up is the best deal I have found in a long time.

This is Darex M2 drill bit sharpener, it was listed in the ad for the yard sale and this is something I definitely was interested in. I really didn't expect to get this as these units cost over $900 new. The company that makes this also makes the drill doctor and this is the big brother of DD750 the biggest sharpener in the drill doctor line. Well when I got to the yard sale the gentleman had not even pulled the unit out of his cellar. So off we went to the cellar to look this unit over. After digging the unit out it took just one look to see that the unit was in excellent condition. All the parts and the instruction manual were there so I asked the gentleman what he wanted for it. He said he would take $65. Well obviously I could not pass this up. So I paid the man and loaded it in the truck. The picture above was taken after cleaning it up a little and sharpening a few drill bits. The unit does a great job and is designed to make sharpening quick and easy.

Saturday July 23rd

Another decent day for yard sales. For a while in the morning I didn't think it was going to be good for tools. I almost thought the picture I would be putting on the site would be of a pile of towels. I am always on the lookout for towels for the shop and as hand towels to keep by the deep sink. Well I cam across a lady that was getting rid of quite a few towels. I managed to get 13 hand towels and 16 bath towels for $5 and all of these towels are in excellent condition. I may just use them to replace some of the older towels in our bathroom and retire the old towels to the shop. Well just when I figured I would be getting no tools this day I managed to find these at the last yard sale of the day.

There are three pneumatic rotary tools, an air regulator air filter and lubricator. Two of the tools are your basic made in china tools but one is an ingersoll-rand. Of the air control unit the only I really needed was the filter but I already have in mind a use for the regulator. Well these all cost me a grand total of $20 and so this turned out to be a good day.