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Monday, September 26, 2005

Yard Sailing Saleing! My mom would be proud-

I bought a chainsaw- 10 bucks! It's a Stihl, 14" bladed machine and after a couple hours of oily sawdust extraction and some carburetor cleaner blasting, it runs like a champ! It fired right up after 3 pulls of the handle once I got it all put back together and the spark plug cleaned and some fresh fuel in the tank. I do need to purchase a new chain, which I understand is going to triple my total investment, but heck, it's a $10 chain saw!

Also following me home was a high-lift hydraulic jack. This neat find has a 1.5 ton capacity and a stroke of 14 or 15 inches. There is an adjustable height chain and bumper hook attached to the head and with the addition of a few ounces of jack fluid, it works perfectly. Its supposedly old, the retired gent I bought it from told me his dad carried it in his trunk for years, but it seems to be in really great shape. I thought maybe the boy could use it for Tracker extraction instead of the huge mechanical high lift jack he carries whenever he goes off-road.

So, I got two perfectly functioning and interesting tools, and some pleasant conversation with a nice gentleman for 20 bucks. I think we were both pretty satisfied with the deal!

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