Got a new STIHL!!! Ok, it is a STIHL FE 55 electric string trimmer off of Craig's List that I found while trolling for saws. Guy sold it along with a Sears electric hedge trimmer and 2 extension cords for $35. My electric string trimmer needs a little attention, so I could justify this. I like electric tools around the house and yard. Must be an old model - manual is not available for download on the STIHL site - had to order it.
On a separate note, I stopped by an estate sale yesterday a few miles from my house - they usually have a few old tools in the basement or the garage. This guy had an entire wood shop: band saw, radial arm saw, jig saw, drill press, wood lathe, all kinds of hand tools, a full fly-tying bench, etc. Had an electric chain saw in the garage and a few bars for the consumer Homelite saws.
Really did not need anything, and did not see anything that was on 'my list'. Some good deals. Some over priced, etc. Will go back tomorrow to see what is left at 50% off.
What really struck me was that this guy would have probably been neat to know when he was still around. My kids will probably do the same thing with my 'stuff' because they don't really understand it or know what it is 'worth'. Wonder what else might have been there before the sale.
(Forgive me if I posted this link before)
George Carlin Talks About "Stuff" - YouTube
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