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Anyone know what the Handyman club is?and if its legit?
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Well I am gonna try here to show you guys the bare minimals of woodworking!
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#1 posted 06-19-2011 08:50 AM
Waste of time and money.
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#2 posted 06-19-2011 08:58 AM
I’ll second that lilredweldingrod. I joined years back, I’m ashamed to admit. Magazine is junk ( I toss it without turning a page) and you will likely not get anything to test.
#3 posted 06-19-2011 10:09 AM
so is it worth even joining?even just for fun?
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#4 posted 06-19-2011 10:30 AM
I joined once on the premise that I would have the opportunity to test some tools. The only tool ever sent to me was some cheesy $2 plastic speed square that they sent you when you joined. The magazine was not good either. Then when I did not want to participate, I could not get them to stop sending me magazines (I wrote back to them on numerous occasions). Then after all that, they had the nerve to keep trying to bill me for membership. Nope, I highly recommend that you stay away from that one.
-- Hey, woodworking ain't brain surgery. Just do something and keep trying till you get it. Doc
#5 posted 06-19-2011 11:03 AM
haha thanks guys! just more garbage in the mail i see!
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#6 posted 06-19-2011 01:25 PM
About the same experience as Doc. Don’t even bother.
-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- PortablePastimes.com (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)
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#7 posted 06-19-2011 01:40 PM
Agreed. I got a couple of books from them and a couple of videos. It was a huge hassle to get them to stop sending them to me. Stay away from this “club”. As for free tools, the only thing I got after a couple of years, was a piece of rubber mat to remove lids from jars. :-(
-- Scott in Texas
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#8 posted 06-19-2011 01:46 PM
I kept getting a bunch of books they wanted me to buy, Had to take the time to send them backbefore the deadline or I was billed for them.The only thing I got to test was a small tube of crazy glue . WOW!Phillip from Campton Ky
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#9 posted 06-19-2011 04:33 PM
The only thing I ever got for free from the was the cute little stickers with your name on, and those drill bit sizing plastic cards trying to get you to join them. I’ve never subscribed to them as it really had no interest to me.
-- I don't make mistakes, I have great learning lessons, Greg
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#10 posted 06-19-2011 05:09 PM
I got a bench dog router table top that is the bomb from them shortly after I joined (I won it in their contests). I am a life member and have really not seen the benefits of it yet
-- www.carvingandturningsbyrick.com, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI
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#11 posted 06-19-2011 05:56 PM
The Handyman club is for suckers…been there-done that. Fool me once…
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#12 posted 06-19-2011 06:03 PM
Garbage. Hard to get rid of garbage, too.
-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog
#13 posted 06-20-2011 04:27 AM
They will load you up with drill gauges. Since they are plastic, they make good glue spreaders. After a two year sub, I have a lifetime of this to “test” for them. The mags aren’t even good for the outdoor toilet. There are all slick pages.They are John Wayne toilet paper, they don’t take crap off of any body.
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#14 posted 06-27-2011 08:04 PM
——————————————————‘JohnAjluni’Ditto, ditto, ditto.One bonus(?) is that I found my mailbox (physical and electronic) full of crap after numerous attempts of get this group out of my life. Take my advice… don’t..——————————————————‘lilredweldingrod’”...John Wayne toilet paper…” pretty funny!I have heard of “Chuck Norris” paper… it will beat the crap out of you, first.:?)
-- 'I sand, therefore, I am'. Richard. PNW.
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