If your shop was already well equipped and you had $350 what would you buy?

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08-22-2020 07:49 PM

Topic tags/keywords: tools question

Title says it all. Looking for ideas.

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#2 posted 08-22-2020 08:28 PM

Electricity to run the AC.

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#3 posted 08-22-2020 08:35 PM

+1 lumber.

time? (paying somebody for a work you don’t like to do yourself).

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#4 posted 08-22-2020 08:37 PM

Jelly beans!

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#5 posted 08-22-2020 08:37 PM

Mentioned above….lumber!

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#6 posted 08-22-2020 08:42 PM

I’d save the 350 until I had a need for something. I’ve never been one to have money burn a hole in my pocket as the old saying goes.

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#7 posted 08-22-2020 08:45 PM

Lumber, AND the hardware needed….

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#8 posted 08-22-2020 08:47 PM

Better dust collection… wait. I’ve already done that and it’s mediocre. I’ll need at least 1500 more to get some decent suction and collection….

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#9 posted 08-22-2020 09:01 PM

Not that I can really imagine my shop being well equipped, but if it were I’d put the $350 in the bank and let it get spent on something else :)

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#10 posted 08-22-2020 09:12 PM

If the shop was already well equipped I’d blow that $350 on a Holosun 510C red dot optic. Assuming we are talking about shops I would probably spend it on lumber and hardware like drawer slides, hinges, etc.

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#11 posted 08-22-2020 09:14 PM

spend it on that tool you said that you’d never buy nor needed cause you can do it in another manner, splurge, be frivolous , spend it for a good time in the shop. can’t take it with you, might as well enjoy that 350 beyond the dreams
rj in az

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#12 posted 08-22-2020 09:18 PM

Box of Cuban Cigars or a Castello pipe.

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#14 posted 08-22-2020 09:27 PM

Wood for projects.

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#15 posted 08-22-2020 10:11 PM

A nice gift for or time with the wife for not complaining much when I want or need a new or used tool or machine. (She let me detour our trip home from Florida to Illinois by way of North Carolina to buy a used molding machine. ) ( W & H).

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