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$175 a Lowe's

Discussion in 'Garage / Workshop' started by luni, Mar 5, 2010.

  1. Mar 5, 2010 at 6:16 AM
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    luni

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    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.
     
  2. Mar 5, 2010 at 6:19 AM
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    I need a 4" angle grinder please. :brianr:
     
  3. Mar 5, 2010 at 6:34 AM
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    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.
     
  4. Mar 5, 2010 at 6:35 AM
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    $175 is plenty money to build a bench and shelving. Made this bench for under $100 a few months ago. Tools not included...

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  5. Mar 5, 2010 at 6:35 AM
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  6. Mar 5, 2010 at 6:39 AM
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    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)
     
  7. Mar 5, 2010 at 6:42 AM
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    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.
     
  8. Mar 5, 2010 at 6:44 AM
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    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.
     
  9. Mar 5, 2010 at 8:15 AM
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    sweet thanks for the tip.
     
  10. Mar 5, 2010 at 9:41 AM
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    That's a nice looking bench for under$100. Props.
     
  12. Mar 12, 2010 at 11:24 AM
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    Gift certificates came in today. I still have a fsckin couch though.
     
  13. Mar 12, 2010 at 11:34 AM
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    Not much yet, got a pretty good sound system w/ my custom sub box. Plan on adding more lights & a tool box.
    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.
     
  14. Mar 12, 2010 at 11:37 AM
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    thats a goos looking bench!:cool:

    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.
     
  15. Mar 12, 2010 at 11:54 AM
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    Looks good. What is the work surface?
     
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    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.
     
  20. Mar 12, 2010 at 1:40 PM
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