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Posted on starting set up. help me spend my money

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#1 posted 01-22-2015 01:29 PM

As a newbie myself I am finding I can’t seem to get enough clamps. Make sure you stock up well on these. Since nicer Jorgensen and Bessy clamps will easily spend your money and leave you with nothing else, I’ve personally stocked up on the bar clamps available at Harbor Freight. Each time I go in I get at least 1. They have served me well in my first few months.
Also, Craigslist is your best friend. I have an app with saved searches and I get alerts when something posts. The good deals go fast but they do exist. I recommend just hawking over Craigslist for any tool you need now and ones you know you will need in the future. This is also how I plan to obtain the higher end clamps. A guy recently posted a “lot of wood clamps” that turned out to all be Bessy and Jorgensen clamps for $5 each. I missed out but that’s the nature of Craigslist, you win some you lose a lot.
Good luck and welcome to LJ, everyone here is massively helpful, I’ve never asked a question that went unanswered.

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