It was a beautiful fall day here in Anchorage today, so I decided to hit an estate sale. The ad I saw mentioned Foley Belsaw equipment, so I figured it was worth checking out. There was a real mickey mouse outfit running the show, and it was definitely the slowest most disorganized auction I have ever been to. I ended up spending the whole afternoon, but I think it was worth it.
Here’s what I came home with.
An unused set of USA made Simonds files.
Five boxes of USA made Simonds saw files
Two boxes of USA made Nicholson double cut saw files.
A Starrett micrometer complete with instructions.
A set of leather punches.
Some blacksmith tongs.
A forge blower. I’d love to learn to blacksmith one day.
Last but not least a Foley 385 retoother. Not that I really need another one but for $10 I couldn’t leave it behind. Did I mention it came with 2 carrier bars and 5 ratchet bars!!!
The fellow had both a Belsaw and a Foley saw filer, neither of which sold. There were several other pieces of Foley equipment including a chain saw sharpener, and a grinder, and most of them sold. There was a Foley freestanding 1″ belt sander that I was interested in, but I quit bidding at $50 and it sold for $70. If I had a bigger shop, I would have kept on bidding. It sure looked like a nice sander for sharpening edge tools.
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