Just a note to commend Rockler's for being on the ball with their operation.
Responded to one of their e-mail ads Tuesday night (around 11PM) and
ordered two of their machine bases, a Roller Ball Stand and a couple of
other items which were on sale.
Free ground shipping, good price, who could ask for more?
Due to the lateness of the hour the order was dated Wednesday and about
11:00AM this morning Spee Dee Delivery service dropped off two boxes
from Rockler's Medina, MN distribution center.
Nice folks to do business with. Over the years I've been happy with
their service in the store, nice to know they have a heads up operation
going with the mail order as well.
The only time I've bought from them was when I needed some 15mm Forstner
bits. The price was quite reasonable, and the service good, and they
had an item I couldn't find anywhere else.
Unquestionably Confused wrote:
Second that. My first dealings were mail order -- can't recall what or
when -- then I "discovered" a retail outlet about 15 miles away, in
Arlington, Texas. Oh, that was a BIG mistake! Last time I was there,
about a week ago, I spent $355 on SPECIALS, things I never knew
I needed. ;-)
Always some guys minding the store that are knowlegable and interested
in me and my latest project. So we bat the fat, banter, mull over options,
and I walk out with the stuff that fits the project (and, yes, a little
Even the 7-yr-old grandson and 5-yr-old granddaughter enjoy going
to the place.
AND in store specials. AND helpful folks that will make sure you get
full value on their XX% off the highest priced item, etc.
As I said, nice folks. Nice folks at Woodcraft as well, FWIW.
And yes, you are doomed.<g>
You think 60 miles from a Lee Valley is easy to deal with?
Especially as I visit the city ( London, ON) sometimes twice a week?
Rockler has some overlap with Lee Valley... but they have power tools...
............ohhhhhhhhhhh shit. Lookie here..
A Rockler store even closer than Lee Valley..
50 miles from my house.
*slaps self*.. I have some quotes to work on..gotto go...
I've been happy with all my mail order purchases from
Rockler, Constantines, Lee Valley, and the Japan Woodworker,
and with what I bought in person at Woodcraft.
I just checked at that link and at WoodCraft and could not
find a Stanley 271 router, does anyone still sell them?
I think I can get an older one for $45.
on 3/18/2005 2:17 PM email@example.com said the following:
Google it or go to eBay. There are probably a dozen or so listed on
eBay right now including a couple that appear to be NOS or NIB. None of
them was very expensive at this point. One that appeared to be NOS had
two days left and hadn't hit $35 yet. You might get lucky.
on 3/18/2005 2:27 PM Unquestionably Confused said the following:
Damn, gotta watch that.
My bad! I Googled the 271 but the hit that I snatched up lead me to the
eBay listings for the No. 71. Forget, the only thing they have related
to the 271 is a manual for both the 71 & 271. Still, some nice 71's
there if you're interested.
I have two of those as well as one each of the Sargent and MIllers
Falls equivalent. They must not be nearly as useful as the 271s
since so many are available.
I'd rather pay $45 from a reputable dealer than take a chance on
eBay for $35. I bought too many "complete and undamaged" planes
on eBay that had missing and broken parts, typically on the side
not in the picture.
The 271s made in England were still available for around $20 back
befor the turn of the millenium.
Looks like they're still being made, someone has to sell them:
Unfortunately, their dealer locator is not product specific. So it
is no help.
At least the good part is that there isn't anything on it they'd DARE
to make out of plastic.
Ah, I'm safe. None in Alaska, Seattle is the closest. Whew!
Replace "nonet" with "yukonomics" for real email address
Edmonotone is closer. Besides, Vancouver is usually tough sledding on
account of no snow.
Replace "nonet" with "yukonomics" for real email address
Since they opened the Rockler about 15 miles from my house last year I have
A Dust Collector
A 14" bandsaw
A router table with legs
A bicsuit joiner
The complete dovetail jig set
Miter guage with extended fence
and countless other smaller items adding up to about $100 per visit!
Someone help me....Please!
No kidding. I've got one less than two miles from me and the pull equates to
a force of nature ... but just imagine the angst if we weren't so hell bent
on making their business profitable.
I will say this about their "hardware" side, they always seem to have what I
need (well, except for that one time when they didn't have boxes of 500
count 1/12" pocket hole screws). My trim carpenter gave me a shopping list
yesterday morning and instead of following my usual route and driving way
the hell across town I took a shot, stopped by Rockler, and damned if they
didn't have everything I needed, including 50' rolls of birch banding at a
Wait until you get to the point where the sales person knows what type
of woodworking you do and, when something goes on sale that the sales
person thinks you might be interested in, they call you at home to see
if you would like one set aside.
You too? Do they all know your customer number/telephone number? Are they
all qualified to give advice to folks who come in there to buy gift
certificates on your behalf?
Do they ask you to help other customers with projects while they go to find
your special order stuff in the back?
And, more importantly, do you have this kind of relationship with several
Do Betty Ford have a suitable clinic in Arizona somewhere for us, before
it's too late?
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