One other curiosity I found among the wreckage of my friend’s garage was this old Craftsman 18-inch belt sander. It’s in surprisingly good shape considering it’s older than I am. What I found to be an even bigger surprise was when I plugged it in, it fired right up.
It’s seen better days — the cord would need to be replaced and it’s leaking oil from within, but all in all I’d say it’s a pretty good find. All the adjustments still work and it looks uber-sweet. It’s funny to see it doesn’t look all that different from the models of today really.