Has anyone used them to order tools? Are they reliable? What is your
I need a mortise machine and I would like to buy the Delta 14-651. The
local Woodcraft store has them but they want $269.00 plus sales tax.
That seem excessive.
Tools Plus has them for $225 and I think their UPS ground is only like
$6.95 which is also very fair.
If toos-plus.com isn't reliable who would you recommend?
I bought a General 650 and Delta DJ-20 from them, as well as tons of
They are local to me, but have always been great to deal with. They've
been in business since the 80's, well before the dot coms, and they
really exist with real stock. TP is not some drop shipper with a web site.
One advantage of buying at the local Woodcraft store is that they will
replace the equipment or refund your money for a year after you've
made your purchase on Delta equipment. Woodworker's Supply is almost
as good and I'm glad because I brought my 14-651 back to them for a
full refund 6 months after I bought it (the casting broke around the
depth locking screw and I didn't care for the tool from the day I got
Also, that's a heavy piece of equipment. Are you sure that the UPS
shipping is only 6.95?
No idea if they're the same chain or owners, but I have a Tools Plus
near me, and they're solid folks. Lots of high-quality tools and good
customer service. Well worth dealing with- and looking at the website
you mention in the OP, it looks like the product list is very similar.
<http://www.tools-plus.com/ is not a chain, but a one-off bricks and
mortar store that also sells online, located in Waterbury, CT.
I think "Tools Plus" is one of those common names for a specialty
store. Check out how many "Pedal Power" bicycle shops pop up in
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