Last I knew, Home Depot has a minimum purchase amount before you get free
shipping. I think it's $35, but it might have changed. They will,
however, ship to store for free.
I'm going to give the ship to store thing a try soon, I'm just waiting for
when I know I'll be near my local store.
A mini archive of some of rec.woodworking's best and worst!
I've used this service on occasion.
Best "result" was ordering a box of ceiling tiles (special order only).
HD had them cheaper then anyone else, free shipping to the store.
The tiles were a full box order, a bit larger than a typical office
"file" box. When I picked it up, it was saran wrapped to a mini pallet.
The pallet was completely new/unused 2'x2' with no gaps between the top
slats, oak, staples not nails, some QS boards. They gladly used a fork
lift to place the pallet and tiles into the back of my truck (total
weight of maybe 50 pounds).
I gave a 4-star review for the packaging....
Their prices, excluding shipping, should ALWAYS be better than local
stores. They have almost no overhead compared to say, Home Depot, that
has a couple thousand large stores filled with employee's, thieves and
so on. Now, they seem to be just a sales outlet for every Tom, DICK and
Harry who rip you off on price or shipping or most likely, both.
I once bought a lathe chuck from Amazon. I looked around a little
first, but trusted Amazon at the time. When I got it, turned out it was
in a Harbor Freight box. Looked up the HF number on the box, and there
it was, about $4 cheaper, but about $9 cheaper including shipping.
Still, I didn't mind too much, but that was a good while ago. Now, it
seems way too often the prices are in multiples of 2, 3 and more of what
can be easily found elsewhere. Stupid pricing really and one would be
best not trusting them at all.
Add Life to your Days not Days to your Life.
If I'm painting (or doing most anything else around the house) I have a
5-in-1 tool handy. The handle provides plenty of leverage, the square
corner fits easily under a can lid to pop it without chewing it up.
I like to keep the two beveled edges and the point quite sharp.
On Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at 11:49:27 PM UTC-4, Larry Kraus wrote:
+1 for the Five in One. Can't live without it when painting/prepping-- I also keep one in my 'general' tool box and it tends to be in my pocket on most jobs, regardless of whether I'm finishing or tinkering.
On the other hand, the alleged "paint can opener" is only good for the church key!
On Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at 1:05:47 PM UTC-5, Spalted Walt wrote:
I always seem to see a lot of these, and amazingly, they all seem to be a l
ittle different. And as someone that uses tools for a living, I laugh out
loud at how true these things can be.
A couple of months ago I chucked up a stiff wire wheel to clean heavy rust
of a couple of tools that were out in the rain, then spent a month in the r
ain. Leaning over to really mash hard on teh drill, my shirt drooped over
the drill/wheel, and it almost pulled my shirt off! As it was, it took a w
ad of shirt that was about 10" across completely off the shirt.
Had to listen to it all day long. "Hey Robert. you want me to do that? Ne
xt time you might not get out of the way" and "Robert, if you need me to he
lp you figure out how that operation works, let me know... I am available f
or drill lessons" etc. For me, I was a little stunned, a little surprised,
and a lot embarrassed! (Did I mention I had to hear about the hole in my
shirt and re-tell the tale all day long?)
I have several clients that have come to that realization. God bless 'em!
On Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at 4:48:35 PM UTC-5, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
e drill/wheel, and it almost pulled my shirt off! As it was, it took a wad
of shirt that was about 10" across completely off the shirt.
Similarly, doing a few chores at Mom's, the disc sander ripped a hole in th
e belly of my T-shirt. Later, my brother came over and reminded me that Wa
lmart sells T-shirts, as if I only had torn shirts to wear. I told him th
at some of us, in this red neck of the woods, distinguish between our work
T-shirts and our dress T-shirts.
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