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Alison Hughes05/03/2020 21:34:15
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I wonder if anyone could assist me in my search to sell numerous precision engineering tools I aquired from my father. These include boxes of collets & some tools I can't even put a name to. I may not have clicked on the appropriate section but hopefully this message will be seen & someone may be able to help.


Many Thanks


Alison Hughes

Edited By JasonB on 06/03/2020 07:01:07

JasonB06/03/2020 07:00:11
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I have moved and retitled your thread which should help.

You may also find this article about disposal of workshop contents helpful


Edited By JasonB on 06/03/2020 07:09:50

Robert Atkinson 206/03/2020 07:29:59
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An indication of the location of the parts would useful, a inspection is always better than photographs.

J Hancock06/03/2020 08:01:15
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STOP, think security.

Privately, yes. Publicly on here NO.

Graham Stoppani06/03/2020 08:25:18
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I live in Northamptonshire. If that is near you send me a PM and I'll help you identify what you have.

Graham S

magpie06/03/2020 09:43:32
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Alison, have a look at some of the tool suppliers with links on here, such as Arc Euro Trade, Warco, Etc. Items on their websites should help you identify all or most of your dads equipment and give you the cost of such items when new. Setting a price for your items will depend on condition, but once you know what they are Ebay should give you a fair idea of how to price them up. A great place to sell them would be the Homeworkshop site. I don't know how to post a link to that site, but I am sure someone on here could help with that. Sorry to hear of your loss, and good luck with clearing the tools.


Hopper06/03/2020 09:49:15
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Post pics on here and the panel will be able to tell you what they are.

Martin Connelly06/03/2020 09:52:14
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Start off by googling images of some things. Try the following for starters.


Digital caliper

Vernier caliper

Gauge blocks

Slip gauges

Surface plate

Height gauge

1 2 3 block

Martin C

JohnF06/03/2020 11:28:46
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Alison, why not make an album on your account and add some photo's then for sure you will receive plenty of advice. Just click Albums on the green banner at the top then follow the instructions.

Alternatively I am in NW Lancashire if you are close PM me -- as far as your location why not just post the county or town ?


Robert Atkinson 206/03/2020 13:00:09
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Posted by J Hancock on 06/03/2020 08:01:15:

STOP, think security.

Privately, yes. Publicly on here NO.

I did say an INDICATION of location, not your address.

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