View Full Version : Some thoughts on budget workshops

02-08-2009, 01:18 PM
I wandered round my local car boot sale this morning and came across a number of stall selling tools. I could of picked up the following:

A Makita cut-off/mitre saw 1600w for 45 (retails new 190). Looked a bit untidy but the pull-down bearing was solid and the motor ran OK. I might go back with the car next weekend and get this, he had 3 available.

A Clarke 12speed bench drill, 35, looked tidy enough

A small Hitachi bandsaw, 30

A 4" milling vice, 25

Has any one equipped their workshop from car boot sales, and what was the best bargain yet?

Oh, my prize today was a crimping tool for insulated connectors... retails in Maplin for 19.95, wanted 5, haggled it down to 1.50 so I was chuffed...

02-08-2009, 04:11 PM
No but I am fairly confident that a few boot fairs have equipped themselves with tools from my van.