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Old 05-31-2014, 01:51 PM
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Wondering if this is Fred's tool sale?

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Wondering if this is Fred's tool sale?

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Neil, I looked at the photos in the listing, but didn't see anything that I recognized. One guy did say that he saw Fred's name on one of the boxes.


That would be a tragedy for those of us who wanted to buy at least one of his tools.

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Those pictures are definitely not his tools. I know fairly intimately what he has, and he definitely doesn't have any of those larger power tools. Or rather, "didn't have"...
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Those pictures are definitely not his tools. I know fairly intimately what he has, and he definitely doesn't have any of those larger power tools. Or rather, "didn't have"...
The guy is a dealer, so those photos may be of his own inventory.

If he's selling Fred's tools, I would think he would be featuring those.

I've written to him to find out for sure. I'm sure others are doing the same.


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Does this stuff look familiar? Fred had so much stuff I wouldn't be surprised if he owned every one of these items, even though they'd rate as his 'lesser" tools.

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Does this stuff look familiar? Fred had so much stuff I wouldn't be surprised if he owned every one of these items, even though they'd rate as his 'lesser" tools.

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Michael, none of that stuff looks familiar to me. It could be stuff that Fred had for a long time, but it sure looks poorly cared for. Fred took great care of his stuff.

The seller has been a member since 2010 and has sold mostly tools, but these are the first listings since last September.
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I agree with John. While Fred certainly had those types of tools, I don't think that those are his. I don't recognize that box full of Japanese saws, for example. He had plenty of saws, but they mostly came in their own individual boxes. And that marking gauge doesn't look anything like any of the ones I saw at his house.

But all this makes me think that I should get in touch with Fred's family to find out what their plans are, and to make it clear that there are quite a few of us to whom Fred's tools mean a lot, and that we'd be interested in adopting some of them.
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Thanks Peter. I'm certain many on TF would pay a nice dollar versus putting them on eBay or Craigs list as these are listed.

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Thanks Peter. I'm certain many on TF would pay a nice dollar versus putting them on eBay or Craigs list as these are listed.
That was Fred's main concern. He wanted his stuff to be sold in a way that maximized what he would be leaving his daughter. Meaning by someone who knew what they were doing.

It has just been confirmed to me that those tools on Craigslist were indeed Fred's. The dealer didn't know Fred, he was contacted by a friend of the family.

I don't know if Fred's entire collection was involved, but the Festool stuff was for sure. A guy who found out about the sale early bought most of it, at a rumored average of 50% off. A large part of those tools were unused or lightly used.

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Holy crap!!!

I KNOW that many of the Festools were utterly untouched. And by many I mean, like, almost every tool they sell in the US, plus at least 3 that they don't sell in the US. Many were still in their shipping boxes in his garage.

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