LSC15's 95 Tacoma 4x4

Go Back   Tacoma World Forums > Off-Topic > Garage / Workshop

Notices

$175 a Lowe's

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 03-05-2010, 06:16 AM   #1
luni [OP] luni is offline
Resident Gun-toting Hippie
luni is one of the sharper tools in the shedluni is one of the sharper tools in the shedluni is one of the sharper tools in the shedluni is one of the sharper tools in the shedluni is one of the sharper tools in the shedluni is one of the sharper tools in the shedluni is one of the sharper tools in the shedluni is one of the sharper tools in the shedluni is one of the sharper tools in the shedluni is one of the sharper tools in the shedluni is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
luni's Avatar
Army: Combat Medic
Name: Burt's Mustache
Joined: Apr 2008, #5819
Location: Ft Bragg, NC
Gender: Tranny
Posts: 1,469
luni's Tacoma Gallery
$175 a Lowe's

I've got $175 in Lowe's gift cards in the mail (Credit Card reward points I forgot about for 2 years).

I've got the basics. Sockets, wrenches, pliers, stuff to beat on other stuff, and stuff to stick it back together, and a box to hold it all. Don't need a stand-up tool box yet, as much as I want one.

Garage is basically a clean slate. While the previous homeowner was content nailing a bunch of shit to the inside of the house, they more or less left the garage alone.

Not so much worried about piecing together the little stuff like bike hooks and tool hangers. I need storage or work space.

I'm competent and planning on buying some gently used power tools off craigslist depending on how this decision making goes.

So with $200 to spend at Lowe's and an empty garage, can I afford enough lumber to build a work bench, shelving, or both? This is a crucial decision to be made before I step into the big boy toy store. Last time, I went to Lowe's to buy a socket to change my diff fluid, I left with a tool box. Time before that we went to buy home air filter, I left with WD40 and an extension cord and no filters. It's a problem.


Readyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy go.
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2010, 06:34 AM   #3
luni [OP] luni is offline
Resident Gun-toting Hippie
luni is one of the sharper tools in the shedluni is one of the sharper tools in the shedluni is one of the sharper tools in the shedluni is one of the sharper tools in the shedluni is one of the sharper tools in the shedluni is one of the sharper tools in the shedluni is one of the sharper tools in the shedluni is one of the sharper tools in the shedluni is one of the sharper tools in the shedluni is one of the sharper tools in the shedluni is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
luni's Avatar
Army: Combat Medic
Name: Burt's Mustache
Joined: Apr 2008, #5819
Location: Ft Bragg, NC
Gender: Tranny
Posts: 1,469
luni's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dark Knight View Post
I need a 4" angle grinder please.
Yea, it's next to the tool box. Lemme know when ur gonna stop by if you wanna borrow it. Eddie lost the disc removal tool so you gotta use locking pliers but it works fine :P Just used to to take the paint and surface rust off butters' sliders.
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2010, 06:35 AM   #4
Man, Myth, Legend
bakerla is one of the sharper tools in the shedbakerla is one of the sharper tools in the shedbakerla is one of the sharper tools in the shedbakerla is one of the sharper tools in the shedbakerla is one of the sharper tools in the shedbakerla is one of the sharper tools in the shedbakerla is one of the sharper tools in the shedbakerla is one of the sharper tools in the shedbakerla is one of the sharper tools in the shedbakerla is one of the sharper tools in the shedbakerla is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
bakerla's Avatar
Army: Always Out Front
Name: Lyndall
Joined: Nov 2009, #25348
Location: Pearland, TX
Age: 34
Gender: Male
Posts: 3,405
bakerla's Tacoma Gallery
$175 is plenty money to build a bench and shelving. Made this bench for under $100 a few months ago. Tools not included...
Attached Thumbnails
5 a Lowe's-image00001.jpg  
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2010, 06:35 AM   #5
:POOPCORN:
98tacoma27 is one of the sharper tools in the shed98tacoma27 is one of the sharper tools in the shed98tacoma27 is one of the sharper tools in the shed98tacoma27 is one of the sharper tools in the shed98tacoma27 is one of the sharper tools in the shed98tacoma27 is one of the sharper tools in the shed98tacoma27 is one of the sharper tools in the shed98tacoma27 is one of the sharper tools in the shed98tacoma27 is one of the sharper tools in the shed98tacoma27 is one of the sharper tools in the shed98tacoma27 is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
98tacoma27's Avatar
Marines:
Name: Ben
Joined: Dec 2008, #11714
Location: Beech Creek
Gender: Dude
Posts: 52,624
98tacoma27's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dark Knight View Post
I need a 4" angle grinder please.
Got one....................
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2010, 06:39 AM   #6
East Bound and Down
Dark Knight is one of the sharper tools in the shedDark Knight is one of the sharper tools in the shedDark Knight is one of the sharper tools in the shedDark Knight is one of the sharper tools in the shedDark Knight is one of the sharper tools in the shedDark Knight is one of the sharper tools in the shedDark Knight is one of the sharper tools in the shedDark Knight is one of the sharper tools in the shedDark Knight is one of the sharper tools in the shedDark Knight is one of the sharper tools in the shedDark Knight is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
Dark Knight's Avatar
Name: Jeff
Joined: Jul 2008, #8006
Location: SE Tennessee
Gender: Male
Posts: 10,002
Dark Knight's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by luni View Post
Just used to to take the paint and surface rust off butters' sliders.
Thats exactly what I need it for. I gota touch up the shrockworks and do a TON of cleaning on the red truck (frame, front axle)
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2010, 06:42 AM   #7
luni [OP] luni is offline
Resident Gun-toting Hippie
luni is one of the sharper tools in the shedluni is one of the sharper tools in the shedluni is one of the sharper tools in the shedluni is one of the sharper tools in the shedluni is one of the sharper tools in the shedluni is one of the sharper tools in the shedluni is one of the sharper tools in the shedluni is one of the sharper tools in the shedluni is one of the sharper tools in the shedluni is one of the sharper tools in the shedluni is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
luni's Avatar
Army: Combat Medic
Name: Burt's Mustache
Joined: Apr 2008, #5819
Location: Ft Bragg, NC
Gender: Tranny
Posts: 1,469
luni's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by bakerla View Post
$175 is plenty money to build a bench and shelving. Made this bench for under $100 a few months ago. Tools not included...
That's pretty much exactly what I'm looking at. Some work space and a shelf to get some off my stuff off the floor and organized. Then I just need some shelves on the side of the garage to organize a bunch of tough boxes and duffel bags.
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2010, 06:44 AM   #8
luni [OP] luni is offline
Resident Gun-toting Hippie
luni is one of the sharper tools in the shedluni is one of the sharper tools in the shedluni is one of the sharper tools in the shedluni is one of the sharper tools in the shedluni is one of the sharper tools in the shedluni is one of the sharper tools in the shedluni is one of the sharper tools in the shedluni is one of the sharper tools in the shedluni is one of the sharper tools in the shedluni is one of the sharper tools in the shedluni is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
luni's Avatar
Army: Combat Medic
Name: Burt's Mustache
Joined: Apr 2008, #5819
Location: Ft Bragg, NC
Gender: Tranny
Posts: 1,469
luni's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dark Knight View Post
Thats exactly what I need it for. I gota touch up the shrockworks and do a TON of cleaning on the red truck (frame, front axle)
Seriously, go to Lowe's and get the cheapest one they have. That was my recommendation from Bud (BudBuilt). The more expensive ones last a little longer but for 3x as much as a cheapo it won't as long as 3 cheapos would. I got my for maybe $40 and it's hacked apart skids, exhaust, bolts, stripped a set of sliders, sharpened axes, etc. Lasted me like 2 years now.
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2010, 09:54 AM   #11
AlphaPlanner
thestrangebrew has much to be proud ofthestrangebrew has much to be proud ofthestrangebrew has much to be proud ofthestrangebrew has much to be proud ofthestrangebrew has much to be proud ofthestrangebrew has much to be proud ofthestrangebrew has much to be proud ofthestrangebrew has much to be proud of
 
thestrangebrew's Avatar
Name: Brian
Joined: Aug 2009, #21878
Location: Dos Palos CA
Age: 36
Gender: Male
Posts: 569
thestrangebrew's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by bakerla View Post
$175 is plenty money to build a bench and shelving. Made this bench for under $100 a few months ago. Tools not included...
That's a nice looking bench for under$100. Props.
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2010, 11:24 AM   #12
luni [OP] luni is offline
Resident Gun-toting Hippie
luni is one of the sharper tools in the shedluni is one of the sharper tools in the shedluni is one of the sharper tools in the shedluni is one of the sharper tools in the shedluni is one of the sharper tools in the shedluni is one of the sharper tools in the shedluni is one of the sharper tools in the shedluni is one of the sharper tools in the shedluni is one of the sharper tools in the shedluni is one of the sharper tools in the shedluni is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
luni's Avatar
Army: Combat Medic
Name: Burt's Mustache
Joined: Apr 2008, #5819
Location: Ft Bragg, NC
Gender: Tranny
Posts: 1,469
luni's Tacoma Gallery
Gift certificates came in today. I still have a fsckin couch though.
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2010, 11:34 AM   #13
Stu Stu is offline
Senior Member
Stu will become famous soon enoughStu will become famous soon enough
 
Stu's Avatar
Joined: Sep 2008, #8963
Location: G'Ville, NV
Gender: Male
Posts: 288
Stu's Tacoma Gallery
A couple sheets of 3/4" plywood & some 2x4's goes a long way to a nice workbench w/ shelving! I'd either double the plywood for the bench itself or get thicker stuff for it.
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2010, 11:37 AM   #14
Something about something
Zombie Runner is one of the sharper tools in the shedZombie Runner is one of the sharper tools in the shedZombie Runner is one of the sharper tools in the shedZombie Runner is one of the sharper tools in the shedZombie Runner is one of the sharper tools in the shedZombie Runner is one of the sharper tools in the shedZombie Runner is one of the sharper tools in the shedZombie Runner is one of the sharper tools in the shedZombie Runner is one of the sharper tools in the shedZombie Runner is one of the sharper tools in the shedZombie Runner is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
Zombie Runner's Avatar
Air Force: AMMO (2W0)
Name: Kevin
Joined: Mar 2008, #5246
Location: Wichita Falls, TX
Age: 28
Gender: Male
Posts: 16,011
Zombie Runner's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by bakerla View Post
$175 is plenty money to build a bench and shelving. Made this bench for under $100 a few months ago. Tools not included...
thats a goos looking bench!

Quote:
Originally Posted by luni View Post
Seriously, go to Lowe's and get the cheapest one they have. That was my recommendation from Bud (BudBuilt). The more expensive ones last a little longer but for 3x as much as a cheapo it won't as long as 3 cheapos would. I got my for maybe $40 and it's hacked apart skids, exhaust, bolts, stripped a set of sliders, sharpened axes, etc. Lasted me like 2 years now.
yup, harborfreight FTW...haha I got my 4" angle grinder from there. used it to cut off my leaf spring center pins and an old clothes line post in the back yard.
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2010, 11:54 AM   #15
Senior Member
BlancoTaco08 is one of the sharper tools in the shedBlancoTaco08 is one of the sharper tools in the shedBlancoTaco08 is one of the sharper tools in the shedBlancoTaco08 is one of the sharper tools in the shedBlancoTaco08 is one of the sharper tools in the shedBlancoTaco08 is one of the sharper tools in the shedBlancoTaco08 is one of the sharper tools in the shedBlancoTaco08 is one of the sharper tools in the shedBlancoTaco08 is one of the sharper tools in the shedBlancoTaco08 is one of the sharper tools in the shedBlancoTaco08 is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
BlancoTaco08's Avatar
Joined: Feb 2009, #13530
Location: San Antonio
Gender: Male
Posts: 335
BlancoTaco08's Tacoma Gallery
I know your looking for a workbench but I love my epoxy covered floors. Its something that should be done before you load up your garage with too much stuff.

http://www.lowes.com/pd_224198-4-002...garage%20floor
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2010, 01:17 PM   #16
My hair is all natural
lsocoee is one of the sharper tools in the shedlsocoee is one of the sharper tools in the shedlsocoee is one of the sharper tools in the shedlsocoee is one of the sharper tools in the shedlsocoee is one of the sharper tools in the shedlsocoee is one of the sharper tools in the shedlsocoee is one of the sharper tools in the shedlsocoee is one of the sharper tools in the shedlsocoee is one of the sharper tools in the shedlsocoee is one of the sharper tools in the shedlsocoee is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
lsocoee's Avatar
Name: Hotdog
Joined: Feb 2007, #872
Posts: 10,443
lsocoee's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by bakerla View Post
you're supposed to lay your planes on their sides.
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2010, 01:19 PM   #17
Cuz Stock Sucks
amaes is one of the sharper tools in the shedamaes is one of the sharper tools in the shedamaes is one of the sharper tools in the shedamaes is one of the sharper tools in the shedamaes is one of the sharper tools in the shedamaes is one of the sharper tools in the shedamaes is one of the sharper tools in the shedamaes is one of the sharper tools in the shedamaes is one of the sharper tools in the shedamaes is one of the sharper tools in the shedamaes is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
amaes's Avatar
Name: Alex
Joined: May 2009, #17658
Location: Chandler, AZ
Age: 24
Gender: Guy
Posts: 7,264
amaes's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by BlancoTaco08 View Post
I know your looking for a workbench but I love my epoxy covered floors. Its something that should be done before you load up your garage with too much stuff.

http://www.lowes.com/pd_224198-4-002...garage%20floor
THis stuff is CRAP! I would know. I coat floors lol
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2010, 01:21 PM   #18
Senior Member
petersharp is one of the sharper tools in the shedpetersharp is one of the sharper tools in the shedpetersharp is one of the sharper tools in the shedpetersharp is one of the sharper tools in the shedpetersharp is one of the sharper tools in the shedpetersharp is one of the sharper tools in the shedpetersharp is one of the sharper tools in the shedpetersharp is one of the sharper tools in the shedpetersharp is one of the sharper tools in the shedpetersharp is one of the sharper tools in the shedpetersharp is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
petersharp's Avatar
Name: Do you need to ask?! It's up there ^
Joined: Nov 2007, #3566
Location: Louisville, CO
Gender: Male
Posts: 939
petersharp's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by bakerla View Post
$175 is plenty money to build a bench and shelving. Made this bench for under $100 a few months ago. Tools not included...
Looks good. What is the work surface?
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2010, 01:39 PM   #19
Senior Member
BlancoTaco08 is one of the sharper tools in the shedBlancoTaco08 is one of the sharper tools in the shedBlancoTaco08 is one of the sharper tools in the shedBlancoTaco08 is one of the sharper tools in the shedBlancoTaco08 is one of the sharper tools in the shedBlancoTaco08 is one of the sharper tools in the shedBlancoTaco08 is one of the sharper tools in the shedBlancoTaco08 is one of the sharper tools in the shedBlancoTaco08 is one of the sharper tools in the shedBlancoTaco08 is one of the sharper tools in the shedBlancoTaco08 is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
BlancoTaco08's Avatar
Joined: Feb 2009, #13530
Location: San Antonio
Gender: Male
Posts: 335
BlancoTaco08's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by amaes View Post
THis stuff is CRAP! I would know. I coat floors lol
That brand or epoxy floors in general?

I've had mine for nearly three years and it still looks great. I have a different brand though.
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2010, 01:40 PM   #20
I like to break shit!
fireturk41 is one of the sharper tools in the shedfireturk41 is one of the sharper tools in the shedfireturk41 is one of the sharper tools in the shedfireturk41 is one of the sharper tools in the shedfireturk41 is one of the sharper tools in the shedfireturk41 is one of the sharper tools in the shedfireturk41 is one of the sharper tools in the shedfireturk41 is one of the sharper tools in the shedfireturk41 is one of the sharper tools in the shedfireturk41 is one of the sharper tools in the shedfireturk41 is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
fireturk41's Avatar
Firefighter:
Name: Kevin
Joined: Dec 2008, #11857
Location: High Point, NC
Age: 21
Gender: Male
Posts: 4,594
fireturk41's Tacoma Gallery
Send a message via AIM to fireturk41
talk to me b4 you buy a tool box, i have 2 and need 1
  Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
TracOne Clearance at Lowe's Goblin Buy / Sell / Trade 10 02-16-2012 06:14 PM
Best tire for under $175 each??? trdracing5 Wheels & Tires 54 10-19-2011 12:33 PM
Tick at Lowe speeds toyoTRDtaco 2nd Gen. Tacomas 8 07-23-2011 05:53 AM
For Exchange: Off-Road Tires $175 or B.O. fredw1 Buy / Sell / Trade 5 12-03-2010 09:06 AM
new tonneau cover $175 in nj paintdiddy Buy / Sell / Trade 0 01-09-2010 05:37 PM


Copyright © 2014 Tacoma Forum. Tacoma World is not owned by, or affiliated with Toyota Motor Corporation.