Join Date: Sep 2015
Location: Southern Oregon
I hit flea markets, garage sales, antique stores, etc. Sometimes what people are asking is high, other times I would have been a fool not to buy. I rarely buy online as there is no way to truly inspect the piece before you get it. Heck, this past summer I hit an estate sale and bought a Craftsman rolling tool cabinet (11 drawer) for 125.00 WITH ALL THE TOOLS IN IT!! Turned out I scored two old Stanley No. 5 planes in great shape, as well as a few low angle block planes and a rabbiting plane!! That was in addition to three socket sets, miscellaneous wrenches, three hand drills, and a ton of other stuff. Point being - keep your eyes open and you can often find great hand tools for next to nothing.