I have always been a woodworker. My dresser in my bedroom at age 6 had a vise mounted on it. It held the drawer open and my socks always had sawdust in them.
Over the years I accumulated some tools. Most were given to me by my father and grandfather or picked up at yard sales.
My brother-in-law took me to the CRAFTS picnic and then the Crane's auction in Nashua in the fall of 1998, where I was exposed to a quantity and quality of tools beyond a tool collector's wildest dreams.
I joined all the tool clubs and was exposed to ten times more tools.
I bought so many tools that I needed an outlet for my old tools. I could see now that I had no business hanging on to those old yard sale tools when I could buy any tool I could dream of... provided I had the cash. We discovered eBay as a source for the cash and more tools. And so the 2LShark (pronounced Tool Shark) was born.
We took the hobby of tool collecting as far as a hobby could go, and it was time to quit of my real job. I'd been the sales manager at a large Nissan dealership for 20 years and 11 days. My wife Trish and I became full time tool dealers in October 2006, changing the name of the now huge website to jimbodetools.com.
I now travel all over the country and the world buying tools. We list approximately 20 fresh tools on our what's new page every day.
...and I still have that vise.
Jim Bode Tools
PO Box 44
Elizaville, NY 12523
If you would like to place an order, please place your order by clicking "ADD TO CART" for each tool you would like to buy and complete the checkout process.
If you do not want to enter your credit card number on the site (note our website has the highest security measures in place to protect your information) and it is after hours, just choose CHECK as your payment method, enter in the NOTES section that you will call with your CC info. the next day and your order will be placed and the item will be marked SOLD. It will be yours and no one else can buy it.
Of course if you have any trouble placing an order just give us a call and we will be happy to place it for you.
Monday-Friday 8-4 EST 518-537-8665