Pictured below are the tools that I bought in Amish country of Ohio, back in October. I paid a bit too much for the total, in part because of an “error” by the check-out girl. (There seems to be an error to their benefit nearly every time, which I don’t catch until afterwards.) However, I knowingly paid too much for the clamp, because it was in such excellent shape, even though the bottom screw isn’t original. The soldering irons are for hoped-for future projects involving my dad’s old gasoline blow-torch and junked ductwork from my brother-in-law’s business. The straight-peen hammer is for stonework.
The real prize, though, is the cross-cut saw in very-good condition for only $20. I’d call it a 3-1/2 footer, but it measures about 4 feet from blade tip to handle tip. I’ve already ordered and received a top handle for it that cost as much as the saw did. After cleaning and dressing it, I plan on putting it in the back of the truck (in a case) for emergencies and leaving the chainsaw at home. I personally may run low on gas, but at least I’ll know the saw will always start! © 2013