I just unloaded another layer of tools and hardware from my truck. Much of it will have to be sorted out and thinned out but I am still amazed at what was in this guy's basement. I got about ten machinist/milling vises, V blocks, bench vise, a bunch of clamps, boxes of large drill bits, just about every NEMA configuration in every form, hundreds of pounds of stainless bolts, screws and nuts, about 15 drill chucks, a couple small three jaw chucks, more than 20 block and tackle, lifting slings galore, a terminal crimper, bandsaw blade welder, taps and dies, a very nice parts cabinet, old and new electronics parts, chain hoists, a new trolley, steel wire rope and hardware, impact sockets, Boston Gear reduction drives, pneumatic actuators, winches, flex-belts, steel rod, drill rod, flat plate, all thread, a full rack setup made out of steel pipe and speedrail fittings, etc., etc.. Before I got there 13 truckloads left the basement, mostly to the scrapyard to be junked, unfortunately.
That was all the free stuff. The Gosiger drill press, Walker-Turner wood/metal bandsaw and Wells 8M horizontal bandsaw turned out to better shape than I thought they would be. They were a good deal at $600 for the lot, which is probably about what they would have brought on ebay, but I would have had to travel more to get them. The Gosiger is probably the heaviest and largest 8" drill press I've ever seen- only 4" of travel on the quill, but about 24" adjustment on the table, and it was fitted with a nice Rohm keyless chuck. The bandsaw takes up a lot of room but has 8-1/2" of depth and runs smoothly. Both bandsaws are set up on aluminum bases with casters.
I think it's enough stuff to keep me busy for a while.