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GLarmeu

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I'm new to machinist work and I'm slowly trying to acquire tools and equipment, ran across someone local selling a bunch of tools just need some advice on value/ if it's a good buy. Any help is appreciated.
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Looks like a nice lot of tools, How much are they asking?
 

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He's asking $1000, not sure if that's good or not, only a few things in that lot I'm familiar with the value of.
 

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I agree let us know the asking price and we can go from there.
 

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Maybe because I’m a toolaholic. And I have been there and done that kinda thing. But, that lot does not do anything for me at all, especially for $1K. My advice from this toolaholic if you are just starting out? Get a REALLY good dial caliper and test indicator, for starters. I’m saying good, because if you do not like the direction you are going in. You can always sell the stuff for good money…Dave
 

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If all the tools are top brands then it's a good deal.
 

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I've been debating on picking up a Mitutoyo caliper, and a decent bore gauge when I ran across all that for sale, figured it was worth asking someone if it was a good deal to just get everything. Currently project is an engine rebuild on a tired 76 cb750 so I need some reliable measurements on tolerances before I order expensive new old stock bearings and such.
 

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A lot depends on the brand/quality of each piece. If all are top quality, top name brand, $1K doesn't strike me as a screaming deal. Might be a good deal if top quality, good condition. You could recover some by selling off any unwanted duplicates.

The five piece micrometer set; Inch or Metric? What resolution? What brand? A case included? Standards included? What condition?
 

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I'll be going to take a look at them at some point tomorrow, I'll get back with some information then I guess. Thanks for the help so far
 
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I bought a lot of same looking tooling couple weeks ago in top and bottom Kennedy boxes all name brand.for 160.. I do know I got a deal at that price..maybe you can buy just what you need.good luck..
 

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Too many duplications of tools shown there; bear in mind that e bay buyers are for the most part CHEAP! so selling there is a crapshoot for value; if it was me, I'd pick up what I NEEDED from e bay or other second hand sources, and be selective about name brands.
 

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That's more of that kind of tool than I had when I retired after 30 years.
 

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You don’t need all that stuff, so it has to be cheap to entice you to buy it. Offer half, see what happens. Seller can say no, some get offended. Leave them your phone # in case they change their mind.

It’s harsh, but sellers sometimes think in terms of what they paid, or what that item sells for new today, especially if it’s old US made tools. But you can outfit yourself pretty well for $500 using the cheap foreign stuff until you learn enough to know what tools you really use and can appreciate higher quality.

Just a thought.
 

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Too many duplications of tools shown there; bear in mind that e bay buyers are for the most part CHEAP! so selling there is a crapshoot for value; if it was me, I'd pick up what I NEEDED from e bay or other second hand sources, and be selective about name brands.

+1 on what benmychree said. If you're just getting started, it makes sense to focus on tools you really need which to some degree
depends on what machines you own and what parts you plan on making. Do you really need four calipers and seven micrometers to
start with? It doesn't really matter if $1000.00 is a good price for the tools offered if they aren't the tools you need. I'd take a pass.
 

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As others have said it's more tools than you really need to start out. Are they quality manufactures? Offer $300:00 and se what happens. I've always purchased tools as I need them. That way you won't be stuck with a tools you never use.
 
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