On Feb 7, 10:44 pm, " firstname.lastname@example.org"
lee valley, rockler, and woodcraft are all top-notch for stuff
highland hardare is ok too.
lowes for general stuff
tyler tool for stuff lowes doesn't carry
many online stores are ok
DON'T use northern tools.
On Feb 7, 9:44 pm, " email@example.com"
I bought my table saw and jointer from Harbor Freight. For just
everything else, it's Lee Valley and Amazon. I buy local for supplies
and try to take advantage of sales at Woodcraft. Except for that Steel
City drill press. I bought that from the local Woodcraft, not on sale,
with no regrets at all. I really like it.
I bought my four-inch fractional dial caliper from Hardwicks, but
since the website http://www.ehardwicks.com/ has been "down for
upgrade" for the last year or two(!), I used the phone.
If I've never bought from a site before, I google them to see what
comes up. I didn't buy from some where I found too many horror
I treat it as a gamble - if I'm lucky, I get a deal. So far I'm ahead.
Oh, cripe. I meant to type "Grizzly". I was thinking of what I'd
bought from HF, but there's a store in town so I don't buy online from
them. One bench drill press on sale, some clamps - most of which broke
- and a brad nailer which still works.
So, Griz table saw. Griz jointer. Not HF. Woops. My bad.
I appreciate all of the information. I order online from Rockler all
the time. Much more often than my wife would like! I live near the
corporate headquarters for Woodcraft so I fantasy shop there a lot. I
buy from them, but they do tend to be expensive. I also visit the
Harbor Freight store that is very near by. Online research can save a
lot of time and phone calls. I appreciate all the suggested sites.
Some of them look promising.
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