In my continuing series about the vendors I use...
Tucked behind, and to the side at 603 Dundalk Avenue is Mike's Equipment Recycler. Mike and two lovely ladies work out of this location selling industrial surplus of all sorts. I found Mike's through Ebay.
I was looking for a corner notcher and Mike's Equipment Recyclers had one listed. One thing led to a another, serendipity, fait, call it what you want, Mike's is 5 minutes from my shop. So what is a corner notcher? A corner notcher does just that; it cuts up to a 6x6 notch in metal up to 14 gauge mild steel. Aluminum should be no problem up to an 1/4" thick. When that lever is pulled the knife shears the material.
I plan to use it to cut miters on gasket material. It was put to use today doing that very task. This tool retails for about $950 new without the stand. Mike sold it to me for $550. I also bought a 60 gallon flammable liquids storage cabinet for $250. That is the super big size cabinet. Brand new, they retail for $1200. I am now not only a very happy camper, I am a safe camper too.
Mike has some wild stuff. The inventory is all over the place, but industrial is the theme. I could not figure out what to do with this 55 gallon drum mixer.
Put a disk of polished glass on this valve and you have a super stylish coffee table.
Pallets of computer towers.
You need this. You know you do. There are a lot of different optical devices.
There was this very unusual item, The Empathy Belly. This is designed to let the man experience what the woman does carrying a child. Somehow I doubt it is remotely the same thing.
There are a lot of measuring devices. Mike had no idea what this did. I didn't know either. Do you know? I bet Tom knows.
There are some cool signs.
Put four of these under a polished edge glass top and you have got yourself a high fashion, steam punk decor, item.
I am sure I will be visiting Mike's Equipment Recycling again very soon.